An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming emails in order to hinder any unrequested ones from entering a given mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from us and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can pick between five separate levels of security. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly increase the level till you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain email message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom filters and either eliminate unwanted emails or forward them to a 3rd-party email address like where you can check them once more afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about junk email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate emails get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account like and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a genuine message.