An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on an email server and monitors all inbound emails so as to stop any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have selected. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or redirected to a different email address where you can examine them later, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also quite easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few mouse clicks and you can choose one of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get blocked, or if spam messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected 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 omitted an authentic message.