An email filter is an application that prevents unwelcome emails from reaching a given mailbox. A substantial percentage of the email communication around the world involves spam emails: offers for pills or cash, sham banking notifications, and so on. For this reason, it’s rather important to use email filters to avoid not only spam email messages, but also any possibility of being ripped off somehow. Email filters detect various things, so as to ensure higher levels of safety – specific words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outgoing SMTP server. Web hosts often resort to the services of 3rd-party spam-detecting organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases to render email filtering better and easier without affecting legitimate emails, even if they contain suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from us and if you make use of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a couple of clicks, you can pick between 5 different levels of protection. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually increase the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of each and every email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email message or allows it to enter your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to configure custom filters and either delete unwelcome emails or re-send them to a third-party address such as where you can view them again at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver first-class spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which rates all incoming messages based on a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords, the subject, the sender, etc. When you enable the filter for any mailbox through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can select between five separate levels of protection – from very high to very low. If you continue to receive spam emails, you can raise the level, or if legitimate emails are marked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection takes as little as two mouse clicks and you can select if the filtered emails should be erased straight away or if they should be re-sent to a chosen mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to ensure that important messages won’t get lost.