An email filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to stop any unsolicited ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can select between five different security levels. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given message or allows it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either erase unasked-for email messages or forward them to a 3rd-party address such as where you can double-check them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to make use of the mail service that is offered with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unwanted email messages away from your inbox by enabling the 5-level spam protection that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. This can be accomplished via the feature-laden Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin email filter to make certain that we offer the best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered messages should be erased or re-sent to some other email address where you can review them at a later time in order to make certain that you won’t lose genuine messages. Switching to another protection level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks of the mouse.