An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming emails so as to prevent any unsolicited ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

The security of any email account that you set up in a hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 safety levels based on the spam score it gives to each email in accordance with different parameters, such as the recurrence of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may skip an authentic email, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a specific sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer want an email filter for a given email account, you can disable it with just a few clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about junk email messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select any of the five levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed an authentic email message.