An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages in order to stop any undesired ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every cloud web hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the five protection levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have chosen. Every email account can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the spam filter reports as spam should be erased or redirected to a different email account where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email message. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also exceptionally easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in your account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all unwelcome messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox at any time. You can also adjust the level of safety with a few mouse clicks in case spam emails still reach your inbox or the spam filter starts erasing authentic messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased right away or forwarded to some other email address, you can create, for instance, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not omit an email that you need. The messages that the email filter permits to go through will still be delivered to your mailbox.