An email filter is a software app that runs on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting package from our company and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five separate levels of safety. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level till 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 checks the header and the body of every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom spam filters and either erase unsolicited emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address such as where you can read them once more after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about spam messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each and every account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special email account such as and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed a genuine message.