An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming emails so as to stop any unwanted ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

The safety of any mailbox that you set up under a website hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of security based on the spam score given to every email message depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may omit a genuine message, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a particular sender to some other email address. In case you decide that you no longer want an email filter for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with only several clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unwelcome messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also change the level of protection with a few clicks of the mouse in case unsolicited bulk email messages still reach your mailbox or the email filter begins removing legitimate messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased straight away or forwarded to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit a message that you require. The email messages that the email filter allows to go through will still appear in your inbox.