An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound emails to block any unwanted ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically check the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

In case you decide to host your domains with us and you select any of our shared website hosting, you’ll be able to activate spam filtering for any email address that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between 5 different levels of security. If you still get unsolicited bulk messages or the email filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk missing an authentic email message that may be classified as spam because of its content, you can also create custom filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and re-send the emails to another mailbox where you can read them at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select one of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, genuine messages get blocked, or if junk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a genuine email.