As long as the Internet is alive, spam will exist. However, this does not mean you should just let it flood your accounts. With the right techniques, you can fight off spam and keep these annoying, and unfortunately, threatening emails from your inbox.
A Quick Overview on Spam
Before we proceed with helping you prevent spam from taking over your inbox, you should first get to know what it is first.
Basically, spam is the act of “flooding” Internet-based assets, such as email accounts, with messages of exactly the same content. This is used to force whatever its content is on the people who usually do not want to receive it. In many cases, these spam messages are advertisements, often from shady individuals marketing low quality, even dubious products. Some will also try to encourage you to partake in get-rich-quick schemes.
Fighting Spam from Your cPanel with SpamAssassin
Now that you know more about spam, let us talk about cPanel’s way of fighting it. One of these is through the use of SpamAssassin, an open-source tool preloaded into every cPanel user’s dashboard. It is designed to classify emails and filter them, ensuring that you do not receive messages you do not want to.
How it Works
SpamAssassin uses a unique, impressive formula that allows it to do a good job in keeping spam at bay. It analyzes the subject line and body text of email messages, it uses Bayesian filtering, and it also runs on a DNS blacklisting technology. With this activated on your cPanel account, you can expect a dramatic reduction in the spam mails you get, or even completely hinder them from reaching your inbox.
How to Start Using SpamAssassin
It is quite easy to create a spam filter through the use of SpamAssassin. Just follow these steps to begin enjoying the benefits of this useful tool:
SpamAssassin is a great tool you should start using as soon as possible.