An email filter is a software app that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

The protection of any email account that you create in a web hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 levels of security based on the spam score given to each message depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may miss an authentic email message, you can mix the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a specific sender to another mailbox. If you decide that you no longer want an email filter for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with just several clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to make use of the mail service that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all undesired messages away from your inbox by activating the five-level spam protection that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting package. This can be accomplished via the feature-packed Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to ensure that we provide the best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased or delivered to a separate email address where you can read them later to make sure that you won’t miss legitimate email messages. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of mouse clicks.