An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to stop any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email and when they spot some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every cloud hosting package, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can pick one of the 5 levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got 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 cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the content of every email, calculates a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you’ve opted for. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or delivered to a different mailbox where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate message. Switching to another level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about junk email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special mailbox like and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not omitted a legitimate message.