A spam filter is a software application that obstructs unsolicited email messages from entering a particular mailbox. A substantial percentage of the email correspondence around the world consists of spam email messages: offers for pills or money, sham banking notifications, etc. That’s why, it’s rather important to use email filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any chance of being scammed in some way. Filters detect different things, so as to ensure higher levels of safety – particular words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s mail server. Web hosting companies often resort to the services of third-party spam-tracing organizations that offer up-to-date databases to make email filtering better and simpler without affecting authentic messages, even if they comprise suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every shared hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you have picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the filter reports as spam should be deleted or redirected to a separate mailbox where you can view them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting an authentic email. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also really easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in the account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited emails out of your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also fine-tune the level of safety with a couple of clicks in case unsolicited bulk emails still enter your mailbox or the filter begins deleting authentic email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be erased straight away or re-sent to some other mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make certain that you will not miss an email message that you require. The email messages that the spam filter allows to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.