A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to stop any unrequested ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do 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 cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the body of each email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have selected. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or redirected to another mailbox where you can review them later, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email message. Switching to another level or deactivating the protection is also astonishingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, you will not have to worry about spam email messages stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine emails get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make certain that you have not omitted a genuine email.