An email filter is a software application that stops unasked-for emails from reaching a particular inbox. A substantial percentage of the email communication around the world involves spam email messages: offers for pills or money, forged bank notifications, etc. That is why, it is quite important to enable filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk messages, but also any possibility of being scammed somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection – certain words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outgoing SMTP server. Web hosting providers often rely on the services of third-party spam-tracing organizations that offer up-to-date databases to render spam filtering easier and more efficient without affecting authentic email messages, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every shared web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 protection levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different email account where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting an authentic email. Switching to some other level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can choose one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded 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 a legitimate message.