A spam filter is a software app that stops undesirable emails from reaching a given mailbox. A significant percentage of the email traffic around the world consists of spam email messages: offers for pills or cash, forged banking notifications, etc. That’s why, it is rather important to activate email filters to avoid not only spam email messages, but also any chance of being ripped off in some way. Filters detect different things, so as to guarantee better protection – specific words or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP mail server. Web hosting providers often resort to the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that offer up-to-date databases to make spam filtering easier and more efficient without affecting genuine messages, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you can pick between five separate levels of safety. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most famous spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of each email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. Hepsia will also permit you to activate custom email filters and either delete unasked-for email messages or send them to a 3rd-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can view them once again later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about junk email messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if junk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, 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 sure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email message.