For most web-hosting providers and website owners, cPanel is a wonderful web-hosting solution that allows worldwide web-hosting on a large-scale platform. This means that all those dealing with these websites have to manage gigantic amounts of data on a daily basis. This includes emailing, blogging, reviewing, and all sorts of other content optimizations. One of the problems that all web-hosting entities experience with the amount of data that they deal with is Spam, which is known as unsolicited junk mail that people receive in an electronic format. For those using cPanel to manage your websites, here some anti-Spam tips that will free your computer of these unwanted junk mail.
Turn on your SPF
Protecting your email from receiving unwanted Spam mails can effectively be achieved by turning on the SPF (Sender Policy Framework). Running a cPanel means that you are running your website on a fully dedicated managed server where Spammers can use your email address to send mail. When this occurs, your email address will appear on many of your friends and colleagues email addresses and may hurt your reputation. Turning on your SPF on your cPanel account will reduce the possibilities of this happening on a regular basis. Here is how you can turn on your SPF on your cPanel account:
Step 1 – Log on to your CPanel Account
As you have logged on to your cPanel account by clicking on the link on your email or simply logging in with your Username and Password, click on your cPanel account’s Web Hosting Manager (WHM).
Step 2 – Customizing the “Edit Zone Templates”
Next, scroll down to the DNS Functions feature to find the “Edit Zone Templates” button. Click on the button to get started.
Once inside the “Edit Zone Templates”, click on the “standard” option.
The “standard” option which is used for creating the default zone on a new account with a virtual FTP ip.
Step 3 – Copy and Pasting on the “Simple” Table
Once inside, you will find yourself onside a table that includes a lot of information. In the bottom of the table, you will see the text: “%domain%. IN TXT “v=spf1 a mx –all”. Copy and paste this text in the very bottom of the table.
After you have finished pasting the text on the bottom of the table, you will see a “Save” button on the bottom left of your screen. Click on this to save your settings.
Step 4 – Copy and Pasting on the “Standard” Table
Next, you will need to return to return to the “Edit Zone Templates” and instead of clicking on “standard”, click on the “simple” feature.
As you are back on the “Edit Zone Templates”, click on the “simple” option.
The “simple” feature is used for creating a zone with only an “A” entry for the domain.
You will then again be taken to a table full of information where you will need to copy and paste this text: “%domain%. IN TXT “v=spf1 a mx –all” on the bottom of the table.
Finally, press “Save” to keep your settings.