Most of the email messages sent around the globe nowadays are spam, i.e. unwelcome messages with various offers or with links to malicious software. Not only are such emails irritating, but they also pose a risk to your personal computer, not to mention that you may get scammed. This is why, many email service providers make use of spam filters, which are apps that monitor all incoming email messages and filter out the undesired ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email message includes and how often they are referred to, what site a specific link redirects to, what SMTP server the message is sent from, and so on. Some web hosting providers also rely on the databases of spam-tracing organizations dedicated to providing the most up-to-the-minute information about unasked-for messages, to make sure that their customers will not get any message in their mailbox that’s not supposed to be there.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting plan from us and if you use our email services, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you can pick between five separate security levels. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain email message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate undesirable messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can double-check them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can pick one of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, genuine emails get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed a legitimate message.