Cpanel: How To Increase Email Quotas And Set Up Email Filters


When it comes to cPanel, and email accounts, they have some limitations. Usually, it is 100MB or 250MB. This is not a lot, and even with a calm and rare, and not very demanding usage, it becomes full pretty quickly. This leaves a couple of options: you can either set the limitations when creating the email account or adjust it later when you need more storage. Another one of the worries can be the email filters. In this article, we are sharing some useful tips on how to increase the email quota and set up its filters in cPanel.

Increasing quotas

So, you have a cPanel license, and you have created the email account on it. But you’ve run out of storage. When that happens, no further emails can be received, and that could be quite a major problem for many users. These steps will take you through the process of increasing the email quotas.

  1. Click on the Email Accounts icon. It will take you to the email administration page.
  2. Choose “Disk and Quota” for your chosen email account.
  3. In this step, you will be able to enter the new quota. This can be customized to any number you want or need (in MB). Remember, the email quota does not include emails that are in the “Trash” folder.
  4. Do not forget to click the “Save” button.

And here you have it, your email quotas are updated, and you can now receive emails with no hold-ups or issues.

Setting up email filters

Email filters are helpful when you want to avoid unnecessary emails. That provides another layer of control and lets you prevent SPAM in your mailbox. Here are a few easy steps on how to set email filters for and individual email address on your cPanel:

  1. Choose “Email filters”.
  2. Next to the email address of your choice, click “Manage Filters”.
  3. On this page, you can create a new filter. Click “Create a New Filter”
  4. Create a name for the new filter. Remember, “Converted Rule or “Rule #” cannot be used as the names.
  5. Configure. Now that’s a bit longer. Take your time to configure all of the settings correctly, that will help you avoid emails effectively.
  6. Operator Rules. Take a look at the list of rules that it provides. Those will personalize the filter even more.
  7. Configuration of Match criteria. Once the previous steps are done, it is time to choose what those will need to match. That can be emails containing specific keywords, email addresses.
  8. Choose the Action. For example, “Discard Message” deletes it, “Redirect to Email” sends it to another address, etc.
  9.  Configure multiple rules. You can configure multiple rules by choosing the “+” sign.
  10. And finally, click “Create”. After the filter was created successfully, you will get a message confirming that.

All in all, these two tools will help you to navigate and use your cPanel to its fullest extent. So, use it to your advantage and make sure that you are not missing out on any key features that can and will make the use of cPanel smooth and easy.

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