An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming messages to block any unwelcome ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from us and if you use our mail services, you’ll 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 just several clicks of the mouse, you can pick between five different security levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most popular spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email message or allows it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to activate custom filters and either eliminate unwanted emails or send them to a 3rd-party email address such as where you can examine them once more at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans come with top-notch spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which rates all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of particular keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between 5 separate security levels – from very high to very low. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can increase the level, or if authentic email messages are flagged as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered emails should be deleted momentarily or if they should be re-sent to a chosen mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that valuable messages will not disappear.