An email filter is a software application that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and when they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

In case you decide to host your domains with us and you select any of our shared service, you will be able to enable spam filters for any email account that you create. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate security levels. If you still receive spam emails or the filters start preventing legitimate emails from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering solution is guaranteed by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a legitimate message that may be flagged as spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the message and forward the emails to another mailbox where you can examine them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted under your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited messages away from your inbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any moment. You can also adjust the security level with several clicks in case spam email messages still reach your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts deleting legitimate email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted right away or re-sent to a separate email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The email messages that the anti-spam filter permits to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.