An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to hinder any unrequested ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

The security of any email account that you set up in a shared website hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five security levels based on the spam score it gives to each message depending on different parameters, such as the recurrence of given words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a legitimate email, you can combine the automated spam filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a particular sender to some other mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unwanted email messages away from your mailbox. 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 at any moment. You can also change the security level with a few mouse clicks if unsolicited bulk emails still reach your mailbox or the email filter starts removing genuine emails. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted instantaneously or re-sent to a different email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t miss an email message that you need. The emails that the anti-spam filter allows to proceed will still be delivered to your inbox.