A spam filter is a software application that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails to block any undesired ones from entering a specific inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious 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 filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

In case you reach the decision to host your domain names with our company and you pick any of our Linux hosting service, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five separate security levels. In case you continue to get unsolicited bulk email messages or the filters start preventing genuine messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be flagged as spam due to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and re-send the emails to some other email address where you can review them at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unwanted messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you want. You can also alter the protection level with several clicks if spam emails still enter your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts removing legitimate email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be erased straight away or re-sent to another email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The messages that the spam filter allows to go through will still be received in your inbox.