A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound messages to prevent any unasked-for ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only several clicks, you can choose between five different protection levels. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most famous filters available called SpamAssassin. It checks the header field and the body of each email message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email message or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate undesirable messages or redirect them to a third-party address like spam@domain.com where you can view them once again afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to make use of the mail service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you can keep all unsolicited messages away from your mailbox by activating the 5-level spam protection that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated package. This can be accomplished via the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin email 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 email messages should be deleted or forwarded to some other email account where you can read them at a later time to ensure that you will not skip legitimate messages. Changing the protection level or disabling the protection is also easy and requires a few clicks of the mouse.