An email filter is a software application that is installed on an email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to block any unsolicited ones from entering a given inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically check the content of an email and when they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five protection levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the body of every email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Every email account can have a different level and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or forwarded to some other email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting an authentic email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also extremely easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose any of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed out on a legitimate email message.