A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails so as to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

The security of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five security levels based on the spam score it gives to each message in accordance with different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may skip a legitimate email message, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a specific sender to a different email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer require an email filter for a given email account, you can deactivate it with no more than a few clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in your account, you will be able to activate the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited email messages out of your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any time. You can also change the level of safety with several clicks of the mouse if unsolicited bulk email messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the filter begins removing genuine emails. Since you can choose whether the spam should be deleted right away or delivered to another mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you won’t miss a message that you need. The email messages that the email filter permits to proceed will still be delivered to your inbox.