A spam filter is a software application that obstructs unwanted email messages from entering a given inbox. A large percentage of the email correspondence around the world is composed of spam emails: offers for pills or cash, forged bank notifications, and so on. Because of this, it’s really important to enable email filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk messages, but also any possibility of being scammed somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to ensure better safety – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s SMTP mail server. Web hosting providers often make use of the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that offer up-to-date databases in order to make email filtering simpler and more effective without affecting authentic email messages, even if they comprise suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the content of each email, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have opted for. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter labels as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate email address where you can review them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate message. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about spam emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose any of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you have not missed a genuine message.