Dealing With Email Spam
Further to my post on using CPanel to filter Email Spam, I was given another tip by Don Crowther, which is to forward your email at the cpanel to a gmail account because the spam filter is considerably better there.
However, sometimes the spammer is determined to get through and resorts to other methods than email.
As explained to me by the lovely Ray at RES Info-Tech, when this happens, they can bypass the email altogether and send their messages directly to the IP address through the email port on the router. If this has happened, it doesn’t matter how many filters you put in at the CPanel, they won’t make a blind bit of difference because they are being circumvented.
Some businesses resort to mail filter software but the problem with this is that it has to accept the email in order to decline it, which just acts as further confirmation to the sender that this is an existing address.
The way the best spam filters work is to reject all email – even the genuine ones – because, in most cases a genuine server will resend that mail but a spam engine will not bother because it has been declined once – it is too much effort.
If you’re being troubled by repeated spam attacks, it could be time to call in the experts – your local IT consultant.
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