The sad, but unfortunate truth is that, in the world of emails, spamming is inevitable. Hundreds, sometimes, even thousands of these useless mails get sent to accounts on a daily basis, causing users a lot of time and energy trying to sort out those that are really important from those that do not pose anything good.
Fortunately, cPanel’s email functionalities are so good that they have become so popularly used for protection against spam mails. However, not many are aware of yet another very useful cPanel Webmail tool that can eliminate spam and change their inbox for the better, and for good.
This hidden cPanel gem is known as the “BoxTrapper.”
BoxTrapper at its core, is a tool designed to filter spam from incoming mail folders (inbox) by conducting the “challenge-response verification” procedure. Basically, when a BoxTrapper-enabled account gets an email message, the tool responds by automatically sending out a verification email (which you can customize). This verification step needs to be completed by the email sender, in order for the message to get into the BoxTrapper-equipped account.
Getting BoxTrapper to Work For Your Inbox
All you need to do to get the best, safest possible inbox through BoxTrapper is to enable it. This is a one-click procedure that even the most inexperienced cPanel user can do. Once the feature has been enabled, annoying emails will be a thing of the past.
More from the Exceptional Anti-Spam Feature
After you have enabled BoxTrapper, you can begin tweaking it to your preference. Aside from email addresses, you can also enter specific domains and even keywords in subject lines in your whitelist. Senders that get included in this list will not be notified that you did such a thing.
It is also worthy to note that, just in case you do not have the time to create your whitelist yet, anyone who will send you an email message will just get the customizable response requesting them to verify their identity.
Additionally, anyone who you send an email to will have his/her email address added to the whitelist automatically.
No Sender Resonse? No Problem
You might be wondering what will happen just in case a real person (someone you know) does not go through with the email verification process. If you are worried, you do not have to. This is all thanks to the Review Queue feature.
BoxTrapper’s Review Queue allows you to check on all emails that are being held (those whose senders have not completed the verification procedure) and either have their accounts included in the whitelist or just delete them. At first, the queue will show up a lot of emails, so make sure you regularly check it for the first month of activating the tool. After a few weeks, though, it will take care of things for you. It is up to you if you want to get rid of even more emails in the queue: all you need is to put these senders in your blacklist.
So what are you waiting for? Enable BoxTrapper as soon as possible and be on your way to living a spam-free life.