A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a given inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select 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 hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email account where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans provide top-of-the-line spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin email filter, which rates all incoming email messages based on a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any account via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can select between 5 separate levels – from very low to very high. If you still get junk messages, you can raise the level, or if authentic emails are marked as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be deleted momentarily or if they should be redirected to a chosen email address where you can review them at a later time, so as to make sure that the messages that you need will not disappear.