Bluehost India Web Hosting Help

Spam Hammer


Spam Hammer is a tool we have created using graylisting to help limit spam. This can be enabled in the mail section of the control panel.

What is Spam Hammer

Spam Hammer utilizes graylisting to help customers limit email received from spammers. Graylisting is when email is temporarily rejected and then if it is sent again after sufficient time it will be accepted. Normally spammers do not try to resend email which is rejected as they are sending to thousands of email addresses.

How do I enable Spam Hammer

Although Spam Hammer will stop many spam emails from reaching you, there is a possibility of blocking legitimate emails from reaching your account as well. Please take this into consideration before enabling Spam Hammer.

  1. In your cPanel, find the Email and select Spam Hammer.
  2. Select by either domain if you want Spam Hammer on all emails for that domain or select email address only.
  3. Click Save.

If the domain has SpamExperts service, the domain is grayed from using Spam Hammer because SpamExperts mail servers are already whitelisted.

Knowledgebase Article 201,303 views bookmark tags: email filter hammer spam

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

How to Turn On Spamassassin (Our Free Spam Filter)

I'm getting a ton of spam and I don't know what to do! I would like it filtered and/or dropped from the server!

Eliminate Spam

Getting spammed? What does Bluehost India recommend?


SPAM is a brand of canned mystery meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was first introduced in...oh wait, different kind of spam—but still related to email spam because they share similar characteristics, like nobody wants it or ever asks for it. Email spam is electronic junk mail or more gen

Related Help Content

Accessing your Spam Folder

General Instructions on how to use the spam folder with webmail

Spam Prevention

Explanation of how spam works and common prevention tips

How to Delete a Mass Amount in an Email Account

There are a large number of emails or spam that need to be deleted from an email account.

Spam Assassin

Explanation of what SpamAssassin is and how it works


Oh spam, sometimes it seems like we'll never get rid of you.

Hiding email address from harvester bots, spiders, etc.

I am having problems with being spammed. I believe that my email address has been harvested (taken off my site and sold to spammers). Can I hide my email address, but still have people email me?

Getting Started with Email Marketing

Most people use email every day, if not multiple times a day; so it’s safe to say that email marketing is good for business. In fact, a recent study showed that email marketing is almost 40 times more effective in new customer acquisition than Facebook and Twitter combined!

Email Spoofing

Explanation of how to recognize spoof mail and what can be done to prevent it