A spam filter is an app that blocks unasked-for email messages from reaching a particular inbox. A substantial percentage of the email correspondence around the globe consists of spam emails: offers for pills or money, sham bank notifications, and so on. This is why, it is quite important to enable filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any possibility of being conned in some way. Email filters detect different things, so as to deliver higher levels of safety – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP address of the sender’s outbound SMTP email server. Web hosting providers often rely on the services of 3rd-party spam-monitoring organizations that provide up-to-date databases to render email filtering easier and more efficient without affecting legitimate email messages, even if they contain suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have selected. Each email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the spam filter marks as spam should be erased or redirected to a separate email address where you can check them later, so as to avoid deleting a legitimate message. Switching to another level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages clogging your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose one of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed an authentic email.