An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails to obstruct any unwelcome ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from us and if you make use of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you can choose between 5 separate safety levels. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level until you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom spam filters and either get rid of unwelcome emails or redirect them to a third-party address such as where you can view them once again later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired emails out of your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you want. You can also fine-tune the level of safety with several clicks if junk emails continue to enter your mailbox or the filter starts deleting genuine messages. Since you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to a different email account, you can create, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not miss an email message that you need. The email messages that the anti-spam filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your mailbox.