An email filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and monitors all incoming emails in order to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a given mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and in case they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of each and every message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or redirected to another email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also very easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with every account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if junk messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you haven’t missed a genuine email.