How to enable spam protection in cPanel?

This article describes how to use the SpamAssassin™ tool in cPanel to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail (spam) in your e-mail accounts. SpamAssassin is an automated filtering system that uses a variety of techniques to identify and filter spam messages.

What is Spam Assassin ?

Spam can be a major annoyance, with messages filling up users' inboxes. Additionally, spam messages can contain virus attachments or malicious links.

When you enable SpamAssassin, it uses scores to rate the likelihood that a message is spam. You can manage messages that SpamAssassin marks as spam in a number of ways. For example, you can route messages marked as spam to specific folders, or you can automatically delete them.

To enable SpamAssassin in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mail section of the cPanel home screen, click Spam Assassin™.
  2. Click Enable Spam Assassin.
  3. To enable auto-deletion of spam messages, select a score level under Filters, and then click Auto-Delete Spam. Alternatively, to disable auto-deletion of spam messages, click Disable Auto-Delete Spam.  

Tip: A lower score is more restrictive. In other words, an auto-deletion score of 1 is very aggressive, and will delete many messages. An auto-deletion score of 10 is more permissive, and will let more messages through without deleting them. 

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