A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages to prevent any unwanted ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date 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 email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

The protection of any mailbox that you create under a website hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 security levels based on the spam score given to each and every message depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may skip a genuine email, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a certain sender to a separate email account. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can disable it with no more than a few clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to use the mail service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you can keep all undesirable email messages out of your mailbox by enabling the 5-level spam protection service that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated plan. This can be accomplished through the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter to make sure that we provide the very best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can select whether the filtered messages should be deleted or delivered to a different mailbox where you can examine them at a later time so as to ensure that you will not lose legitimate messages. Switching to another level of protection or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several clicks.