An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a particular inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

The safety of any mailbox that you create under a shared hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every email message in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may skip a legitimate message, you can combine the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to another email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can select any of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special email account like and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you have not missed out on an authentic message.