How to Manage the SpamAssassin Blacklist Using Spam Filters

An influx of unsolicited emails can be quite irritating. However, you can utilize SpamAssassin to help fight against spam. In particular, you can add email addresses to the Blacklist so that Spam Filters will classify messages from them as spam. In this guide, you can learn how to manage the SpamAssassin Blacklist using the Spam Filters plugin for cPanel.

View Blacklist

  1. Log into cPanel.

  2. Click on the Spam Filters icon located in the Email section.

  3. Show Additional Configurations link displayed under the Additional Configurations (For Advanced Users) section.

    Under the Additional Configurations (For Advanced Users) section, click on Show Additional Configurations to expand the section.

  4. NOTE: This section and its options will only appear when SpamAssassin is enabled.

  5. Edit Spam Blacklist Settings link displayed under the Blacklist (Emails Never Allowed) section.

    From the Blacklist (Emails Never Allowed) section, click on the link labeled: Edit Spam Blacklist Settings.

Now that you are familiar with where you can view the Blacklist, adding email addresses to the list is just a few clicks away. Follow along with the steps in the next section to learn how to add an email address to the Blacklist of SpamAssassin.

Add Email Address

  1. Log into cPanel and navigate to the Blacklist settings (as described above).

  2. Add A New blacklist_from Item link displayed.

    Click on the Add A New “blacklist_from” Item link.

  3. blacklist_from field displayed.

    A blacklist_from field will appear for you to enter the email address into. Repeat Step 2 and 3 for each email address you would like to add.

  4. Update Blacklist Blacklist_from button displayed.

    Click the Update Blacklist (blacklist_from) button to save your changes.

Once you add email addresses to your Blacklist message from any of the email addresses listed within will be marked as spam by SpamAssassin. If you made an error or just want to remove an email address from the Blacklist, you can follow the steps in the section below.

Delete Email Address

  1. Log into cPanel and navigate to the Blacklist settings (as described above).

  2. Remove blacklist_from icon displayed.

    Click on the icon to the right on the blacklist_from field that contains the email address you would like to remove.

  3. Update Blacklist blacklist_from button displayed.

    Click the Update Blacklist (blacklist_from) button to save your changes.

Congratulations! Now you know how to view, add, and remove email addresses from the SpamAssassin Blacklist settings. Email addresses that are added to this list will automatically be classified as spam and not delivered to your email.

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