Most email messages sent around the globe nowadays are spam, in other words – undesirable messages with different offers or with links to malware. Not only are such emails annoying, but they also pose a threat to your computer, not to mention that you may get conned. That’s the reason why plenty of mail service providers make use of spam filters, which are apps that ‘scan’ all incoming emails and filter out the undesired ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email message contains and how many times they’re mentioned, what site a certain link leads to, what outgoing mail server the message comes from, etc. Certain web hosts also rely on the databases of spam-monitoring organizations dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about unasked-for messages, to make certain that their clients will not get any email in their inbox that is not supposed to be there.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the five safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the content of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or forwarded to some other email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also very easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can pick any of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make certain that you have not missed out on an authentic email.