How To Enable Spam Protection in cPanel

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  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--01
  2. Now let’s learn how to enable spam protection.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--02
  3. Click the BoxTrapper icon.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--03
  4. Box Trapper protects your inbox from spam by requiring all email senders who aren’t on your Whitelist, to reply to a verification email before you can receive their mail.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--04
  5. To enable BoxTrapper for an email address, click “Manage”.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--05
  6. Then click the “Enable” button.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--06
  7. BoxTrapper has now been enabled for this address. Click “Go Back”.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--07
  8. Next you’ll want to configure your BoxTrapper settings. Click the “Configure Settings” link.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--08
  9. You can set various options here, including auto-whitelisting for addresses you send email to.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--09
  10. Next click “Edit Confirmation Messages”.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--10
  11. From here you can edit the standard confirmation messages already setup for you.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--11
  12. Next, click “Edit White/Black/Ignore Lists”.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--12
  13. From here you can add addresses to your Whitelist, Blacklist, and Ignore list.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--13
  14. Once you have BoxTrapper setup the way you want, you’ll notice a huge reduction in spam.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--14
  15. Another option for controlling spam is to use SpamAssassin.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--15
  16. You can use SpamAssassin in conjunction with BoxTrapper for maximum spam control, or you can use BoxTrapper on its own, or SpamAssassin on its own.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--16
  17. Click to Enable SpamAssassin.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--17
  18. Then click “Go Back”.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--18
  19. You’ll now want to configure SpamAssassin, so click the “Configure” button.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--19
  20. From here you can setup your blacklist with email addresses you KNOW are spam …cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--20
  21. … and can add email addresses to your whitelist … addresses you KNOW are NOT spam.cpanel-paperlantern-7-spam--21


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