Create a spam email filter In cPanel

 

In spam email filter option its helps block unwanted mails and e-mail filters to block certain messages based on conditions.

 

Apache SpamAssassin™

 

This option is already preloaded into your cPanel dashboard and this SpamAssassin is an open source tool which is built to filter out and classify emails while blocking spam. Even though the combination of subject line and body text analysis, Bayesian filtering, and DNS blacklists, SpamAssassin extremely limits and can prevent spam from touching your inbox.

 

What is Spam Email Filter?

 

A spam filter is a program which is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user's inbox. Like other types of filtering programs, a spam filter looks for certain criteria on which it bases judgments. Unsolicited commercial email (UCE) is the digital junk mail which is also known as spam. At the very least UCE is a problem and at its worst an access point for viruses and malicious code. Since you are in control you can view it because spam is an everpresent problem for most business and individuals.

 

But how does an email spam filter work?

 

In email spam filter a filtering solution is applied to your email system that uses a set of protocols to determine which of your incoming messages are spam and which are not.

There are several different types of spam filters available:

 

Content filters – Here it reviews the content within a message to determine if it is spam or not

 

Header filters – In here it reviews the email header in search of falsified information

 

General blacklist filters – It stops all emails that come from a blacklisted file of known spammers

 

Rules-based filters – Here it uses user-defined criteria – such as specific senders or specific wording in the subject line or body – to block spam

 

Permission filters – Here it requires anyone sending a message to be pre-approved by the recipient

 

Challenge-response filters – It requires anyone sending a message to enter a code in order to gain permission to send email

 

Create a spam email filter

To create a spam filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Kindly follow the cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Apache SpamAssassin.

  2. kindly enabled Apache SpamAssassin. If it is not, click enable Apache SpamAssassin.

  3. cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Global Email Filters

  4. Then click create a new filter option.

  5. Now enter the name of your filter in the Filter Name text box.

  6. Then select Spam Bar from the first menu in the Rules section.

  7. select contains from the second menu in the Rules section.

  8. Now enter the spam score in the text box. Represent the desired spam score with plus  characters

  9. Kindly select Deliver to the folder from the menu in the Actions section.

  10. Kindly Enter the name of the folder to which you wish to send your spam email.

  11. First click Browse to see a list of your folders.

  12. Last click creates, save, and activate the spam filter.