I hate spam.
It’s a cancer that has plagued the Internet since its very existence.
Unfortunately there is big money in spam and why it continues to flood our inboxes each and everyday.
A whole new generation of spammers have risen in the last decade who are relentless about how they gain access to clean IP addresses and penetrate networks to carry out abuse.
Name Hero’s Anti Spam Stance
Last year, we developed a pretty strict Anti-Spam policy.
Unfortunately this new generation of Spammers use security holes in software such as WordPress to penetrate legitimate networks, such as NameHero, and carry out their malicious emailing.
To prevent this type of access, using strong passwords, updating software as soon as it comes out, etc goes a long way into prevention.
We feel that by taking extreme measures to protect our network can go along way throughout the entire industry to help clean up the spam problem.
How to take back your inbox
With all of that said, there is still a huge need to have proper anti-spam filters on your email to keep your inbox nice and organized, free from unwanted Spam emails.
A lot of shared hosting customers have moved towards using third-party providers such as G Suite to take back control over their inboxes.
For those that wish to keep their email server-side, Apache SpamAssassin™ has been helping fight the good fight for nearly two decades.
Apache SpamAssassin™ is a mail filter that identifies spam. It is an intelligent email filter that uses a diverse range of tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as spam. These tests examine email headers and content to classify email with advanced statistical methods.
When configured properly, you can re-claim your inbox without having to use third-party service providers or expensive software. Apache SpamAssassin™ is 100% free and part of every account here at NameHero.
How to setup Apache SpamAssassin™
Setting up SpamAssassin is extremely easy, you can do it with a couple of clicks:
How To Enable SpamAssassin
- Login to cPanel
- Click on Apache SpamAssassin
- Click Enable Apache SpamAssassin
- Monitor email inbox and adjust score accordingly (5 is default, 10 is most strict).
- Configure Apache SpamAssassin to whitelist/blacklist senders
- Monitor cPanel -> Track Delivery to see effectiveness
If you have any problems or additional questions, feel free to reach out to our support team!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.