How can I create a Spam Email Filter?

You can create an email filter that sorts and redirects incoming spam. 

To create a spam filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Login to cPanel and navigate to Apache SpamAssassin (Home >> Email >> Apache SpamAssassin).
  2. Make sure Apache SpamAssassin is enabled. If it is not, click Enable Apache SpamAssassin.
  3. Setup a new filter from Global Email Filters in cPanel (Home >> Email >> Global Email Filters).
  4. Click Create a New Filter.
  5. Enter the name of your filter in the Filter Name text box.
  6. Select Spam Bar from the first menu in the Rules section.
  7. Select contains from the second menu in the Rules section.
  8. Enter the spam score in the text box. Represent the desired spam score with plus (+) characters.

    Note:

    To filter all emails which Apache SpamAssassin has assigned a spam score of five or higher, enter +++++ in the text box.

    • Apache SpamAssassin examines all emails for spam characteristics, and then assigns it an overall score based on the number of spam-related traits found within the message.
    • The lower the spam score, the more aggressive the spam filter will be.
    • A spam score of five (+++++) is a suitable setting for a single user. 
  9. Select Deliver to folder from the menu in the Actions section.
  10. Enter the name of the folder to which you wish to send your spam email.
    • Click Browse to see a list of your folders.
  11. Click Create to create, save, and activate the spam filter.
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