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Your website truly is more secure with VPS Hosting. cPHulk brute force protection, ConfigServer and Firewall (CSF), and Scheduled cPanel backups safeguard your data and peace of mind in various ways. Yet those tools have one important thing in common with the WP Cerber Security plugin – configurable email notifications for benign and potentially malicious activity.
This is because security – cyber or physical – requires a constant proactive stance to handle new malicious issues and check how current settings are working. The aforementioned VPS tools need to be adjusted periodically to combat malicious users’ new hack attempts.
After you modify your WP Cerber access lists, you’ll still need to do the same thing. Email notifications help you do this and act immediately when automated settings don’t prevent new malicious activity.
Below we’ll cover how to enable WP Cerber notifications and strengthen email authentication.
Set Email Notifications
- Log into WordPress.
- Click WP Cerber on the left.
- Click Notifications from the top.
- Configure your notifications.
You’ll see the following options under Email notifications:
|Lockout Notifications||Toggle whether the admin will be emailed the locked out IP and reason after a specified number of lockouts|
|Email Address||Specify emails addresses to receive notifications or leave blank to email the admin user|
|Notification limit||Max notifications emails that can be sent per hour|
|New version available||Toggle whether to receive emails about updates|
You can configure Pushbullet under Push notifications:
|Pushbullet access token||Type your Pushbullet token (if applicable)|
|Pushbullet device||Choose from an available device if access token connected|
You can set the following for Weekly reports:
|Enable reporting||Toggle weekly emails listing malicious activities prevented and login statistics|
|Send reports on||Specify a day and time from the drop-down menus|
|Email Address||Type receiving email addresses or leave blank for the emails listed for email notifications|
Stronger Email Authentication
Improved email authentication isn’t directly related to WP Cerber configuration. However, this ensures you spend less time scrolling between legitimate email and spam.
- Strengthen overall email authentication to fight spam and prevent your emails from being labeled as spam
- Use secure SSL/TLS email settings when configuring email applications for secure connections
- If an email looks suspicious or includes suspicious attachments, don’t open it
- Ensure you’re able to send mail with your VPN connected (if applicable)
- Email an account scan request to our 24/7 Live Support when you detect potential malware
- Check out Sucuri for web security support