An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages in order to stop any unrequested ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

If you get a hosting plan from our company and if you make use of our mail services, you’ll be able to activate spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you can choose between 5 different safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of every email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to set up custom filters and either eliminate undesired emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address like where you can view them once again after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all unwelcome messages away from your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also fine-tune the level of security with several clicks if junk email messages continue to enter your mailbox or the spam filter starts erasing legitimate emails. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted straight away or delivered to some other mailbox, you can set up, for instance, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not miss a message that you require. The emails that the email filter permits to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.