A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to stop any unrequested ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

The security of any email account that you set up in a website hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five security levels based on the spam score given to each and every email message in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may skip a legitimate message, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. If you reach the decision that you no longer require an email filter for a particular mailbox, you can deactivate it with no more than a few clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate message.