A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and if they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the body of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have picked. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the emails that the filter labels as spam should be erased or delivered to another email account where you can check them later, so as to avoid erasing a genuine message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t have to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose any of the 5 levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages 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 messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on an authentic email.