A spam filter is a software app that obstructs unwanted email messages from reaching a particular inbox. A considerable percentage of the email correspondence around the world consists of spam messages: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications, and so on. For this reason, it’s rather important to enable email filters in order to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being conned in some way. Email filters detect different things, so as to ensure higher levels of safety – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP mail server. Web hosting companies frequently make use of the services of third-party spam-detecting organizations that offer up-to-date databases to render spam filtering better and simpler without affecting legitimate messages, even if they contain suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick between 5 different security levels. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each and every email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either get rid of unwanted emails or forward them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make sure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email message.