A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages to hinder any unsolicited ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

The safety of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five safety levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every message in accordance with various criteria, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may skip a genuine email, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to a separate email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a particular mailbox, you can deactivate it with only several clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t have to worry about junk messages cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can select any of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, genuine emails get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox 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 missed out on an authentic email.