An email filter is a software app that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails in order to hinder any undesired ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting plan from us and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection 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, you can select between 5 different levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly increase the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to activate custom spam filters and either delete undesired messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party address such as where you can read them again after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine email.