A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming emails so as to impede any unwanted ones from entering a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the 5 protection levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the messages that the spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different mailbox where you can view them at a later time, so as to avoid deleting a genuine message. Changing the level or disabling the protection is also incredibly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about junk email messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several clicks of the mouse and you can choose any of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected 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 make certain that you have not missed a genuine message.