A spam filter is a software app that prevents undesired email messages from entering a given inbox. A significant percentage of the email traffic around the globe consists of spam email messages: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications, and so on. Because of this, it is quite important to use filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk email messages, but also any chance of being duped somehow. Spam filters detect various things, so as to deliver better security – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP server. Web hosts often make use of the services of third-party spam-monitoring organizations that offer up-to-date databases in order to make spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting authentic emails, even if they comprise suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with every shared hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the five levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the body of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have opted for. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the filter labels as spam should be deleted or delivered to a different mailbox where you can review them later, so as to avoid deleting an authentic email. Switching to a different level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also extremely easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated plans, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few mouse clicks and you can select one of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine emails get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate email message.