An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to stop any unsolicited ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email and when they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you can select between five different safety levels. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most famous email filters available called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of each and every email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given message or allows it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also permit you to create custom filters and either erase unwelcome messages or redirect them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once again after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the 5 levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email.