Cpanel’s Box Trapper program is one of its highlights. When a host offers Box Trapper, it can be found under the “Mail” section of Cpanel. Not every host will offer Box Trapper. Some hosts offer both Box Trapper and SpamAssassin; other hosts simply offer one or the other.
If you’re lucky enough to have the Box Trapper program available to you, you’ll find that it’s incredibly easy to set up. The purpose of the program is to protect your site e-mail from spam messages. If you’ve operated a site for long, you’ve probably already seen a few spam messages in your Inbox. Many owners get thousands per day. Thanks to the visibility of your site’s e-mail address in your contact section, spammers can easily send you emails automatically or manually. You often get put on lists that will send out other e-mails from similar companies, an unfortunate snowball effect that can quickly make your site less productive. You’ll be spending hours sorting through junk and legitimate email while your content suffers.
Box Trapper seeks to put a stop to all that. It can identify the common characteristics of spam email messages and send them to a special “Inbox” that is kept within the Box Trapper program. The name comes from the function of the program. Suspected spam messages never reach your site’s e-mail address. They’re trapped within Box Trapper until you can set aside a time to go through those messages and help make Box Trapper even smarter. You blacklist e-mails that are spam and you whitelist e-mails that are legitimate and that need to reach your Inbox from that point forward. When blacklisted items go through, they can be automatically and safely deleted by Box Trapper. If a whitelisted item is sent, it goes straight to your e-mail. As always, questionable items will continue to go in your Box Trapper Inbox until you can verify that they’re safe.
Sorting through Box Trapper e-mail might sound like a hassle but in reality it’s not. The program is easy to set up. Within your Cpanel you’ll click on “Box Trapper” and simply enable the program. Once it’s enabled, it will immediately begin working for you. You set up Box Trapper for all e-mails and then wait for the results to pour in. All questionable e-mails go to your Box Trapper. You find them, determine whether or not they’re spam, and either delete them or send them to your Inbox. It’s really that simple.
If you’ve never used Cpanel before, you might not even know what the “Mail” section is. Don’t worry. It’s easy to find. When you log onto Cpanel, you’ll see a large number of icons below grey bars. The grey bars are the category titles; the icons are the programs and services that fall into that category. Look for the grey bar labeled “Mail” and you’ll see Box Trapper underneath that. Click on it to get started. Cpanel has easy instructions to follow. Read their directions for how to enable Box Trapper and you’ll be on your way to enabling the program that can make your site e-mails much more tidy and much less of a headache to operate.
If you own a site that depends on visitor feedback then you’ll want to activate Box Trapper right away so that you can begin organizing your mail in such a way that it’s efficient for you. It can be a frustrating task to miss out on legitimate e-mail that might improve your Web site, while receiving e-mail that disrupts your daily productivity. This is the kind of problem that Cpanel anticipated; its answer to the problem is Box Trapper. If you use that answer, you’ll be receiving high quality feedback from visitors on a daily basis without ever having to sort through the kind of junk that visits site owners that refuse to use spam filter programs. Be one of the lucky ones.