A spam filter is an application that blocks unsolicited email messages from entering a given inbox. A huge percentage of the email correspondence around the world is composed of spam emails: offers for pills or cash, sham banking notifications, and so on. Because of this, it is really important to set up filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being ripped off in some way. Spam filters detect different things, so as to deliver better security – particular words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP server. Hosting companies frequently rely on the services of third-party spam-monitoring organizations that offer up-to-date databases to make spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting legitimate emails, even if they contain suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

In case you decide to host your domains with us and you choose any of our shared hosting plans, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five different security levels. If you continue to get spam or the filters start preventing legitimate email messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk omitting an authentic email that may be mistaken for spam due to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the message and redirect the emails to a separate email account where you can view them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won’t need to worry about spam emails stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select any of the five levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email message.