A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages to obstruct any unwanted ones from entering a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every cloud hosting package, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the email messages that the anti-spam filter marks as spam should be erased or redirected to some other email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting an authentic email message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not need to worry about spam messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick one of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, genuine emails get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make certain that you have not missed a legitimate email.