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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.
To block all email from "firstname.lastname@example.org", enter: From, equals, email@example.com
To block all email from paradise.net, enter: From, contains, spam.net
To block all references to pornography, enter: Any Header, contains, porn