An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound email messages to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our cloud hosting, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any email account that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure 5 separate levels of security. In case you continue to get unsolicited bulk email messages or the filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most famous filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting a genuine email that may be considered as spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to another mailbox where you can check them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unwanted messages away from your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any time. You can also fine-tune the level of security with a couple of clicks in case spam email messages still appear in your inbox or the anti-spam filter starts removing legitimate emails. Since you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to a separate mailbox, you can create, for instance, and check all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you will not miss an email message that you need. The emails that the filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.