A spam filter is an application that hinders unwanted messages from entering a given inbox. A substantial percentage of the email communication around the globe consists of spam emails: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications, etc. For this reason, it’s quite important to use filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any chance of being swindled in some way. Email filters detect different things, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety – certain words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outgoing mail server. Hosting companies often make use of the services of third-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases to render email filtering better and easier without affecting authentic email messages, even if they comprise suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of protection that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the content of each email message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the filter labels as spam should be erased or redirected to a separate mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also exceptionally easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated service, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick any of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, legitimate emails get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed a legitimate email message.