Most emails sent around the world these days are spam, i.e. unasked-for messages with various offers or with links to malicious software. Not only are such emails annoying, but they also pose a risk to your PC, not to mention that you may be swindled. For this reason, many email providers rely on spam filters, which are software apps that ‘scan’ all inbound messages and filter the undesired ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email message contains and how many times they’re mentioned, what web site a particular hyperlink leads to, what outgoing SMTP email server the message comes from, and so on. Some hosting companies also make use of the databases of spam-tracking organizations dedicated to providing the most up-to-the-minute information about undesired emails, to ensure that their customers won’t get any message in their inbox that’s not supposed to be there.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every cloud hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of each email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the emails that the filter marks as spam should be deleted or forwarded to another mailbox where you can check them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also extremely easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts provide top-level spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which classifies all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of certain keywords, the subject, the sender, etc. When you enable the filter for any mailbox via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 separate security levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to receive spam, you can increase the level, or if genuine messages are mistaken for spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection requires as little as 2 mouse clicks and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted right away or if they should be re-sent to a chosen mailbox where you can review them later, so as to make sure that the emails that you need won’t disappear.