A spam filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages in order to impede any unrequested ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they come across specific 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 hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the body of each email, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve chosen. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or redirected to another email account where you can check them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email message. Changing the level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also remarkably easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you reach the decision to use the mail service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you can keep all unwelcome emails out of your inbox by enabling the 5-level anti-spam protection that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting package. This can be achieved through the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to make sure that we provide the very best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each mailbox and you can choose whether the filtered emails should be deleted or forwarded to some other email address where you can check them at a later point in time so as to make sure that you won’t omit authentic email messages. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several clicks of the mouse.