An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to obstruct any undesirable ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they spot specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few mouse clicks, you can select between 5 different levels of protection. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. Hepsia will also allow you to activate custom spam filters and either eliminate unwelcome email messages or re-send them to a third-party address such as where you can read them again after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all unwanted messages out of your inbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you like. You can also configure the safety level with several clicks of the mouse in case junk email messages still enter your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts erasing authentic email messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be erased straight away or delivered to another email account, you can set up, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you won’t miss a message that you need. The emails that the filter permits to go through will still be received in your inbox.