An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages so as to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with our company and you select any of our shared hosting
, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any email address that you create. With a few clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can set up 5 separate levels of safety. If you continue to get spam or the email filters start preventing legitimate messages from entering your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk omitting an authentic message that may be classified as spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the body, the subject or the sender of the message and forward the emails to another email address where you can check them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers
, you will not have to worry about junk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can select one of the five levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.