An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

The security of any email account that you create under a shared hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five protection levels based on the spam score given to each and every email message depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of given words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss an authentic email, you can mix the automatic spam filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a specific mailbox, you can disable it with just a few mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of mouse clicks and you can choose any of the five levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate message.