An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to impede any unwanted ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and in case they spot some keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you reach the decision to host your domains with our company and you select any of our Linux cloud hosting, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure five different safety levels. In case you continue to receive spam email messages or the filters start preventing legitimate email messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The quality of our spam detection service is ensured by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk omitting a genuine email that may be considered spam because of its content, you can also configure custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to another email address where you can view them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won’t have to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can pick one of the 5 levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic emails get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.