An email filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and monitors all inbound emails in order to impede any unwanted ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and when they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

The protection of any mailbox that you create in a cloud hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every email in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may miss an authentic message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with no more than several mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about spam email messages cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can pick one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, authentic messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on an authentic email.