An email filter is a software application that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the five levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email address where you can view them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won’t need to worry about spam messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, genuine emails get blocked, or if spam emails go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account like and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted an authentic message.