This article describes how to set up your e-mail account to filter messages marked as spam and automatically redirect them to a folder.
After you have enabled SpamAssassin, it uses scores to mark suspicious messages as spam. You can have SpamAssassin automatically delete these messages. However, in this scenario you may occasionally lose legitimate messages that are mistakenly marked as spam (these are known as “false positives”).
Alternatively, you can redirect all messages marked as spam into a separate folder in your account. You can check this folder periodically to see if any legitimate messages were mistakenly marked as spam.
If you use a third-party e-mail client application (such as Thunderbird or Outlook), you can set up this filtering directly on the client. However, you can accomplish the same effect by using e-mail filtering rules defined in cPanel. To do this, follow these steps:
Under Actions, select Deliver to folder.
Click. A list of folders for the e-mail account appears.
Click the Spam folder.
Click. cPanel activates the filtering rule for the account, and messages marked as spam are now redirected to the Spam folder.
There are many other ways to define filter rules besides the rule described in steps 8 and 9 above. For example, you could define one filter that redirects messages with a score higher than 5 to your Spam folder, and another filter that deletes messages with a score higher than 8. To do this, use the Spam Score option instead of the Spam Status option.