A spam filter is a software application that hinders unwelcome email messages from entering a given mailbox. A significant percentage of the email traffic around the globe consists of spam emails: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications, etc. For this reason, it’s quite important to activate filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk email messages, but also any chance of being ripped off somehow. Filters detect different things, so as to ensure higher levels of protection – specific words or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP email server. Web hosts frequently resort to the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-the-minute databases in order to render spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting genuine email messages, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every shared web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the content of every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you’ve selected. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different email account where you can read them later, so as to prevent deleting an authentic email message. Changing the level or deactivating the spam protection is also incredibly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages 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 custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can pick one of the five levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a genuine email.