Global Email Filters


This interface allows you to configure how your server filters all of the email that your domains' email accounts receive.


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 one large rule.


Generally, the recipient does not receive the BCC field in an email's header. For this reason, you cannot use the BCC field in a filter.

Create Filter

To create a new filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Create a New Filter.
  2. Enter the filter's name in the Filter Name text box.
  3. Configure your filter's rules and actions.


    For more information, read our How to Configure Mail Filters documentation.


  4. Click Create.

Current Filters

The Current Filters section lists all of the account-level filters for your cPanel 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 next to the appropriate filter name.
  2. Click Delete Filter.

Test a filter

To test your filter, perform the following steps:

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


    Make certain that your test message includes the characters or words to filter.

  2. Click Test Filter. The Filter Trace Results text box indicates whether your filters alter the test message's delivery.
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