Spam filters are an essential tool for keeping your inbox free from unwanted messages. cPanel offers a built-in spam filter called Spam Assassin, but sometimes it may not be enough to block all the spam messages. In this blog post, we will show you how to add custom spam filters in cPanel to help you better protect your inbox from unwanted messages.
Step 1: Log into your cPanel account to begin, you will need to log into your cPanel account. This can typically be done by visiting your website's URL followed by "/cpanel" (e.g. "www.example.com/cpanel"). You will then be prompted to enter your cPanel username and password.
Step 2: Scroll down to the "Email" section and click on "Filters" Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to the "Email" section and click on "Filters". This will take you to the email filters management page where you can create, edit, and delete email filters.
Step 3: Click on the "Create a New Filter" button on the email filters management page, you will see a button labeled "Create a New Filter". Click on it to start creating a new filter.
Step 4: Enter a name for the filter In the "Filter Name" field, enter a name for the filter. This is the name that will be displayed in the filters list, it could be something like "Custom Spam Filter"
Step 5: Choose the criteria for the filter In the "Rule" section, you can choose the criteria for the filter. For example, you can choose to filter messages based on the sender's email address, subject, or body of the message. You can also choose multiple criteria to create more specific filters.
Step 6: Choose the action for the filter In the "Actions" section, you can choose the action that the filter will take when a message meets the criteria. For example, you can choose to delete the message, move it to a specific folder, or mark it as spam.
Step 7: Click on the "Create" button Once you have entered the required information and chosen the criteria and action for the filter, click on the "Create" button to create the filter. The filter will be created, and you will be taken back to the email filters management page where you can see the newly created filter listed.
Step 8: Test your filter To test your filter, you can send a test email that meets the criteria you set in step 5. The email should be filtered according to the action you set in step 6.
In conclusion, adding custom spam filters in cPanel can help you better protect your inbox from unwanted messages. By following the above instructions, you will be able to create custom filters that can block specific types of spam messages, based on criteria such as the sender's email address, subject, or body of the message. Remember that you can also test your filters to ensure that they are working correctly, and you can also tweak your filter criteria and actions if necessary. Additionally, it's important to keep an eye on your Spam folder and review its content occasionally to avoid missing important emails that may have been marked as spam by mistake.