A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages in order to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the five levels of safety that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the content of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have opted for. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or redirected to a different mailbox where you can review them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine message. Switching to a different level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also exceptionally easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about spam email messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, genuine emails get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed a genuine message.