An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and in case they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

The security of any mailbox that you create in a cloud hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every message depending on different parameters, such as the frequency of certain words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit an authentic email, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a particular sender to another email address. In case you reach the decision that you no longer want a spam filter for a particular email account, you can deactivate it with no more than a few mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated services, you will not need to worry about junk messages clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can select any of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if junk emails go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special mailbox like 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 message.