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How do I enable Spam Assassin ?
Posted by - NA - on 25 November 2005 10:39 AM
To enable Spam Assassin:

1. Click on the Spam Assassin link in the Mail Menu area of Cpanel.

2. Click on the [enable spam assassin]button.

To blocking unwanted emails:

You can block an email using spam filters. There are many definitions of spam, but one of the most useful ones is the following:

"Spam: unsolicited email, usually of a commercial nature."

Spam is the electronic version of junk mail, and has been around since the Internet was created. Spam filters are a way of filtering your email to remove unwanted mail based on a variety of criteria. You can block any sort of email, not just mail of a commercial nature. Blocked mail is deleted automatically - it does not even bounce back to the sender. These filters are quite flexible - some examples are provided after the instruction on how to add a spam filter below. All filters are cumulative.

To add a spam filter:

Click on the Block an E-mail link in the Mail Menu area.

Click on the [Add Filter] link.

Click on the required header field in the first drop-down list. These are the various fields in any email message.

Click on the required filter action in the second drop-down list. This action will act on the text entered in the third field.

Equals - match the text exactly (whole words only). "Credit" will block "Credit".

matches regex - matches the text based on regular expression (regex) rules. Regular expressions are a powerful but complex area. You do not need to use regular expression filters for most circumstances.

contains - match the specified text in any circumstance. "porn" will block "porn" and "pornography".

begins with - match the specified text when it is the beginning of a word. "porn" will block "porn" and "pornography" but not "teenporn".

Enter the filter text in the third field. This text is case sensitive.

Click on the [Activate] button.

Example:

To block all email from "john@paradise.net", enter: From, equals, mark@spam.net

To block all email from paradise.net, enter: From, contains, spam.net

To block all references to pornography, enter: Any Header, contains, porn

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