A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they come across certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from us and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few mouse clicks, you can pick between five separate protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most famous spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It checks the header and the body of every email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom spam filters and either erase unwanted email messages or forward them to a 3rd-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, legitimate emails get blocked, or if spam emails go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine message.