Lazer Hosting is dedicated to making your web hosting experience smooth and efficient. One of the tools at your disposal when you use our hosting is cPanel - a versatile web hosting control panel that offers a myriad of features. One such feature that’s particularly useful for email users is the Spam Filters tool. Here's a comprehensive guide to understanding and setting up Spam Filters in cPanel. Why Use Spam Filters in cPanel? Every day, billions of spam emails are sent out. These unsolicited messages can clutter your inbox, making it hard to find genuine emails. More dangerously, spam can sometimes carry harmful malware or phishing links. This is where cPanel’s Spam Filters come to the rescue. They help to: Reduce Clutter: By filtering out spam, you ensure your inbox remains clean and manageable. Protect Your Security: By preventing potentially harmful emails from reaching you, spam filters contribute to your online safety. Save Time: Instead of manually deleting spam, you can focus on what truly matters - your genuine emails. Pros of Using Spam Filters in cPanel: Flexibility: You can customize the filter to suit your needs. Efficiency: cPanel’s algorithm learns over time, offering more accurate spam detection. Safety: With reduced spam, there’s a lesser chance of encountering malware. Integration: It works seamlessly with your email accounts set up through cPanel. Setting Up Spam Filters in cPanel: Accessing Spam Filters: Login to your cPanel account. If you’re using Lazer Hosting, the login link is: https://67-227-23-233.lazerhosting.com:2083 Once logged in, navigate to the ‘Email’ section and click on ‘Spam Filters’. Understanding Spam Filters Options: Process New Emails and Mark them as Spam: This option allows cPanel to examine new emails and, if detected as spam, mark them accordingly. This doesn't delete the emails but makes them easily identifiable. Automatically Delete New Spam: This is a stricter setting. If an email is determined to be spam, cPanel will automatically delete it. Spam Threshold Score: Spam detection is not just a yes or no process. Each email is assigned a score based on various parameters. If an email’s score exceeds the threshold you set, it’s treated as spam. A lower score means stricter filtering, but there's a risk of genuine emails being marked as spam. Adjust this carefully. Whitelist/Blacklist Addresses: You can manually ensure some emails always come through (whitelist) or are always marked as spam (blacklist). Setting Up the Filter: To activate spam filtering, simply toggle the button next to ‘Process New Emails and Mark them as Spam’. If you wish to have spam emails automatically deleted, toggle the ‘Automatically Delete New Spam’ option. Adjust the ‘Spam Threshold Score’ as needed. A recommended starting point is 5, but you can adjust based on your preferences. To whitelist or blacklist specific addresses, click on ‘Show Additional Configurations’ and input the desired email addresses. In Conclusion: With the continuous rise of spam, having an efficient spam filter is crucial. cPanel’s Spam Filters tool, available to all Lazer Hosting clients, provides a comprehensive solution that's easy for beginners to set up and customize. Keep your inbox clean, safe, and efficient. For more tutorials and insights, visit our knowledge base at Lazer Hosting Knowledgebase.