This tutorial will teach how to set up SpamAssassin, which is actually email filtering.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â SpamAssassin is an automated email filtering system that attempts to identify spam messages based on the content of the email's headers and body. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your cPanel.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named "How to Login to cPanel".
On the main page of your cPanel, scroll down to the Mail Section, and click on the icon called SpamAssassin.
You will be taken to a screen that has either 3 or 4ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â sections depending on if you hosting company has activated and allowed the use of the "Spam Box" for filtering as well.
We are just going to focus on the 3 sections that deal directly with SpamAssassin at this time.
If your panel had a SPAM BOX section we will cover that now.
SPAM BOX is a special mail box where all your mail marked SPAM is placed rather then being delivered to your inbox or being deleted.
CAUTION must be used when you use the SPAM BOX as it must be checked often and it must be cleared. As often it is neglected, can get too full and use up ALL email space allotted and stop email from being delivered.
To empty the spam box you either must be using your email inÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the IMAP configuration so the files can be set up on your email program if you use one other then Webmail, or check your email they Webmail. In Webmail you will find the Spam Box listed. Webmail can be found in your cPanel.