Most email messages sent around the world nowadays are spam, i.e. unwelcome messages with various offers or with hyperlinks to malware. Not only are such emails annoying, but they also pose a threat to your own PC, not to mention that you may get scammed. Because of this, many mail service providers use email filters, which are software applications that keep track of all incoming emails and filter out the unwanted ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email message includes and how often they are referred to, what site a specific hyperlink leads to, what outgoing server the email is sent from, etc. Some web hosting companies also make use of the databases of spam-detecting organizations dedicated to the provision of the most up-to-date info about undesired emails, to make sure that their customers won’t get any email in their inbox that is not supposed to be there.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every shared hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the 5 levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any mailbox 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 shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the body of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve picked. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the filter marks as spam should be erased or redirected to a different email address where you can review them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also truly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose one of the 5 levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, authentic emails get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make sure that you have not omitted a legitimate message.