A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages so as to stop any unrequested ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and if they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every shared web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the five security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the body of every email, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting a genuine message. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also unbelievably easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to make use of the mail service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unasked-for email messages out of your inbox by enabling the 5-level spam protection service that we provide with every semi-dedicated package. This can be achieved via the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to ensure that we offer the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each email account and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be erased or redirected to another mailbox where you can view them at a later time in order to make certain that you will not miss authentic messages. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several clicks of the mouse.