An email filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages so as to block any undesired ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix 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 contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks, you can select between 5 different protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level until you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular filters out there called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header section and the body of every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain email or permits it to enter your mailbox. Hepsia will also allow you to set up custom spam filters and either delete unwanted emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address such as where you can check them once more later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all undesirable messages away from your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any time. You can also fine-tune the level of security with several clicks if unsolicited bulk email messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the filter begins removing legitimate messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be erased right away or re-sent to some other email account, you can set up, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit a message that you need. The email messages that the filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.