How To Enable Spam Protection in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to enable spam protection.

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  3. Click the BoxTrapper icon.

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  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.

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  5. To enable BoxTrapper for an email address, click "Manage".

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  6. Then click the "Enable" button.

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  7. BoxTrapper has now been enabled for this address. Click "Go Back".

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  8. Next you’ll want to configure your BoxTrapper settings. Click the "Configure Settings" link.

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  9. You can set various options here, including auto-whitelisting for addresses you send email to.

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  10. Next click "Edit Confirmation Messages".

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  11. From here you can edit the standard confirmation messages already setup for you.

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  12. Next, click "Edit White/Black/Ignore Lists".

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  13. From here you can add addresses to your Whitelist, Blacklist, and Ignore list.

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  14. Once you have BoxTrapper setup the way you want, you’ll notice a huge reduction in spam.

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  15. Another option for controlling spam is to use SpamAssassin.

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  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.

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  17. Click to Enable SpamAssassin.

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  18. Then click "Go Back".

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  19. You’ll now want to configure SpamAssassin, so click the "Configure" button.

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  20. From here you can setup your blacklist with email addresses you KNOW are spam …

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  21. … and can add email addresses to your whitelist … addresses you KNOW are NOT spam.

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