A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming emails so as to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they spot some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

The protection of any email account that you set up under a website hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may omit an authentic message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a particular sender to another mailbox. If you decide that you no longer require an email filter for a certain mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any moment. You can also change the level of protection with several clicks of the mouse if junk emails still reach your inbox or the filter starts removing genuine messages. As you can choose if the spam should be deleted immediately or delivered to a different mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not omit an email message that you require. The messages that the anti-spam filter allows to proceed will still be received in your inbox.