An email filter is a software application that stops unwelcome messages from reaching a particular mailbox. A significant percentage of the email correspondence around the world is composed of spam email messages: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications, etc. For this reason, it’s quite important to activate filters to avoid not only spam email messages, but also any chance of being scammed in some way. Spam filters detect different things, so as to guarantee better safety – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s SMTP email server. Hosting providers frequently use the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases in order to render email filtering easier and more efficient without affecting authentic emails, even if they comprise suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve chosen. Every email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be erased or redirected to some other email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email. Switching to another level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome messages out of your inbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also tweak the safety level with a few clicks in case spam messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the spam filter starts erasing authentic email messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased momentarily or redirected to a separate email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t miss an email that you require. The email messages that the anti-spam filter allows to proceed will still be received in your inbox.