An email filter is an application that hinders unsolicited messages from entering a given mailbox. A significant percentage of the email correspondence around the world is composed of spam messages: offers for pills or cash, forged banking notifications, and so on. For this reason, it is pretty important to activate filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk messages, but also any possibility of being duped somehow. Email filters detect different things, so as to deliver higher levels of security – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s outgoing SMTP mail server. Hosting providers frequently resort to the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-date databases in order to make email filtering simpler and more efficient without affecting genuine emails, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different email address where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwanted messages out of your inbox. This service is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you want. You can also tweak the safety level with a couple of clicks of the mouse in case unsolicited bulk emails continue to enter your mailbox or the email filter starts deleting genuine emails. Since you can select if the spam should be erased straight away or delivered to a different mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you won’t miss an email that you need. The email messages that the email filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.