An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to impede any unwelcome ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from us and if you use our email services, you will be able to enable spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks, you can choose between five different levels of safety. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email or permits it to reach your mailbox. Hepsia will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either get rid of unwanted emails or send them to a third-party address such as where you can check them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about junk emails occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can choose any of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, genuine emails get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special mailbox like and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you have not omitted a genuine email.