An email filter is a software application that’s installed on an email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails in order to block any undesirable ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email and if they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting package from our company and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks of the mouse, you can select between 5 separate safety levels. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the very best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header field and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or permits it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to activate custom email filters and either erase undesired messages or redirect them to a third-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once more later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated service, you won’t have to worry about spam emails occupying your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email.