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How do I reduce the amount of spam coming to my email boxes?

1. Do not let spammers find your mail address

Spammers find your email address using software called E-Mail harvester, E-Mail harvesters are bots that visit websites, extract the email addresses written explicitly in websites pages and store them in databases to send them spam later, additionally, this harvested address will be sold and shared between spammers and in result, you will get more spam.

So, step 1 is to remove any email address explicitly written on your website like in the about or contact pages, instead, use secure form-to-mail contact form.

2. Use SpamExperts

SpamExperts is advanced spam filter that will stop %99.99 of spam within few minutes, 2MHost offer this filter as hosting free addon with some packages and paid addon for some other hosting packages, for more information, please check SpamExperts page or contact us.

3. Use SpamAssassin

SpamAssassin is a spam filter available for all hosting accounts, you can access it from cPanel > Spam Filters

When enabled, Spam Filters will mark suspicious email messages as spam. The filter will add a “***SPAM***” tag to the subject of the messages whose calculated spam score exceeds the Spam Threshold Score.

After that, you can configure the filter to move the spam to a separate folder (Spam Box) or to auto delete it.

Spam Filter is enabled, spam will be moved to spam box and auto delete is disabled.

You can adjust Spam Threshold Score to fit your needs form, The lower score is, the more restrictive filter will be.

If you are using SpamExperts then there is no need to enable SpamAssassin.

Last update: Jul 06, 2022 14:12