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Tutorial - Stop Spam Using Email Filtering in Cpanel

First log in to your websites Cpanel .While in your control panel, click on "E-mail Icon" and then select E-mail filtering.

In the next page that comes up click on the link that reads Add Filter. Clicking the add email filter will bring you to a page that has a couple of further options. We want to add a new e-mail filter so click on Add Filter to add a new email filter.

Email Filters by Header, Subject or Body

You can add a filter to your email via the body of the email the header of the email or the subject line of the email.

The way email filtering works is if you receive an email that matches the guidelines you set in these steps then it will send the email to the designated area (a spam box for example). You can also set it to use Spam Assassin and completely get rid of the email and all future emails that contain the criteria you have set.

E-mail filter Example:

We're going to setup a basic email filter. Let's say we get a spam email from spam@spamdomain.com with the subject "Hey, Is this your photo". In the Filter line select Subject, and move to the next box and select contains (it should already be selected), next enter the subject "Hey, Is this your photo" in the yellow box. For the destination enter Discard. Now click the Activate button. This will take you to another page telling you that the mail filter has been successfully created. This will cause all email that has the subject "Hey, Is this your photo" to be deleted automatically from your email in the future.

E-mail filter Example 2 :

In this example we are going to setup a basic email filter for any email where the body of the email contains "buy viagra online". This time in the filter line select Body, and move to the next box and select contains (it should already be selected), next typer the words "buy viagra online" in the yellow box. For the destination enter Discard. Now click the Activate button. This will take you to another page telling you that the mail filter has been successfully created. Once activated all email that has the words "buy viagra online" within the main body of the email will be deleted automatically from your email and they will no longer be delivered to your inbox.

Email filtering is a great way to cut down the amount of spam you receive through your email accounts. Of course you will always be adding to your email filters as new spam and new scams appear but there is no limit to the amount of filters you can have.

 

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