How to enable spam protection in cPanel?

  • After logging into cPanel, click Box Trapper under Mail category.

  • Box Trapper protects your inbox from spam by requiring all email sendings who aren’t on your Whitelist, to reply to a verification email before you can receive their mail.

  • To enable Box Trapper for an email address, click Manage.

  • Current Status : Disabled (Click Enable)

  • Box Trapper has been enabled for this email address (Example: and click Go back.

  • Click Configure Settings. You can set various options here, including auto-whitelisting for addresses you send email to.

  • Go Back and click Edit Confirmation Messages. From here you can edit the standard confirmation messages already setup for you.

  • Click Edit and Save.

  • Go Back and click Edit White/Black/Ignore lists. From here you can add addresses to your whitelist, blacklist and ignorelist.

  • Once you have Box Trapper setup the way you want, you will notice a huge reduction in spam.

Another option for controlling spam is to use SpamAssassin.

  • After logging into the cPanel, click Spam Assassin under Mail category.

  • You can use Spam Assassin in conjunction with Box Trapper for maximum spam control, or you can use Box Trapper on its own, or Spam Assassin on its own.

  • Click Enable SpamAssassin then click Go Back.

  • Now click Configure SpamAssassin. From here you can setup your blacklist with email addresses you KNOW are spam and can add email addresses to your whitelist addresses you KNOW are not spam.

  • Remember that you do not have to use both methods. You can choose to use one or the other if you wish. Using both simply provides the maximum protection against spam.


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