A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to obstruct any undesirable ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and when they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from our company and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a couple of clicks, you can pick between 5 separate security levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header and the body of each and every email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to configure custom filters and either erase unsolicited emails or forward them to a 3rd-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you reach the decision to make use of the mail service that is offered with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unwelcome messages out of your mailbox by activating the five-level spam protection that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. This can be accomplished through the full-featured Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to make sure that we provide the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each email account and you can select whether the filtered emails should be erased or forwarded to a different email address where you can examine them later in order to make sure that you won’t miss authentic messages. Switching to some other level of protection or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes a few clicks of the mouse.