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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

Home >> Mail >> User-Level Filtering )

Overview

This interface allows you to filter the email for each email account in your domain.

Important:

We strongly recommend that you use multiple, simple filters instead of a single large filter. Exim, the server's mail transfer agent, handles many small rules more efficiently than it handles a single large rule.

Create a filter

To create a new filter, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Filters by Users table, click Manage Filters in the row that corresponds to the email account for which you wish to create a filter.
  2. Click Create a new Filter.
  3. Enter a name for the filter in the Filter Name text box.
  4. Configure your filter's rules and actions as desired.

    Note:

    For detailed information on how to configure your filter, read our How to Configure Mail Filters article.

  5. Click Create.

 

Current Filters

To view the list of current filters for an email account, click Manage Filters in the row that corresponds to the email account for which you wish to create a filter. The Current Filters table lists all of the user-level filters for the selected email account.

Edit a filter

To edit an existing filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Edit next to the appropriate filter name.

  2. Make the desired changes to the filter.
  3. Click Create.

Delete a filter

To delete a filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Delete.
  2. Click Delete Filter to confirm that you want to delete the selected filter.

 

Filter Test

To test a filter, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Filters by Users table, click Manage Filters in the row that corresponds to the email account for which you wish to create a filter.

  2. Enter a test email message in the Filter Test text box.

    Note:

    Make certain that you include the characters or words that you set up your filter to catch. 

  3. Click Test Filter