An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming messages in order to impede any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

The safety of any email account that you create under a hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five protection levels based on the spam score given to every message depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss an authentic message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a specific sender to a different mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a particular mailbox, you can disable it with only several mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under your account, you will be able to enable the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited email messages away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any time. You can also fine-tune the protection level with several clicks in case junk emails still enter your mailbox or the email filter begins removing genuine email messages. As you can select if the spam should be deleted immediately or forwarded to a different email address, you can create, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you won’t miss an email message that you need. The email messages that the anti-spam filter permits to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.