A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to hinder any undesired ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the five levels of security that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the content of each email, calculates a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or redirected to some other email address where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also very easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about spam email messages cramming your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can choose one of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, authentic messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed an authentic message.