A spam filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to stop any unwelcome ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

The safety of any mailbox that you create under a cloud web hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to each and every email in accordance with different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may omit a legitimate message, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a given sender to some other email address. If you decide that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a particular mailbox, you can disable it with no more than several clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a legitimate email.