A spam filter is a software app that runs on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages so as to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and if they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each hosting package, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can opt for one of the five levels of security that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of each email, calculates a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have selected. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or redirected to some other mailbox where you can check them later, so as to prevent erasing an authentic message. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can choose one of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate emails get filtered, or if junk emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you have not omitted an authentic email.