With billions of email sent throughout the world every day, there is a high chance that a lot of email accounts can be compromised because of its lack of protection from abuses committed by hackers and spammers.
Fortunately for cPanel users, there are a lot of ways that you can protect your email accounts in your web hosting servers.
3 Ways to Protect Your Email Accounts
There are a lot of ways to prevent your email accounts from being compromised. To give you some ideas, here are 3 ways to protect your email accounts in cPanel.
Strengthen Your Password Protection
Your number one protection against hackers is still the password that you set for your email accounts. This is why it is always a good idea to make your passwords longer, unique and a little bit complicated in order to make it harder to guess.
Even though most people do not want to set long and complicated passwords because it is harder to remember, it is important to do so to be able to ensure that your email accounts are protected and secured.
Note: It is recommended to set the default minimum password strength in cPanel to 50.
Use cPanel’s SMTP Restrictions Feature
SMTP Restrictions is a cPanel feature that is designed to protect your email accounts from being compromised by spammers. Enabling SMTP Restrictions prevents spammers from bypassing your email security settings and it also stops them from directly connecting to your remote servers.
To enable SMTP Restrictions, simple navigate to the Security Center Interface in your WHM, then go to the SMTP Restrictions section and set the toggle bar to “Enabled”.
Enable cPHulk in WHM
cPHulk is a feature developed for cPanel and WHM that is used to minimize the success rate of “brute force” attacks. Enabling this cPanel feature will lower the chances of unauthorized access to your email account.
To enable cPHulk, go to Security Center in your WHM, then access cPHulk Brute Protection in the Security Center Interface to enable it.
In addition to the techniques given above, there are a lot of other things that you can do to protect your email accounts in cPanel, such as limiting the number of emails that can be sent per domain and setting a maximum percentage of failed messages sent per hour. Although no matter if you choose to implement all or any of the given ways to protect your email accounts, just always remember to perform a cPanel backup of your email accounts regularly to ensure that no matter what happens, you can still recover your important email information and data.