What is Jellyfish, and how to manage Jellyfish rules?

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1. What is Jellyfish Spam Filter?

With the rising amount of spam and email threats, spam filtration is essential for protecting any business email account. Since the vast majority of security attacks begin with email-borne threats, spam protection can recognize and stop messages containing malicious links, spam, phishing, weaponized attachments and protect your business from unexpected issues and costs.

That’s why we partnered up with Jellyfish. It’s an intelligent machine learning-based spam filter and management tool. The Jellyfish protects your inbox from email threats, whether it’s spam, phishing, viruses, malware, or spoofing. Jellyfish allows our cPanel shared hosting clients to manage their email flow by blocking emails, subjects, domains and creating advanced rules for maximum efficiency as a spam management tool.

The system will manage and filter the route of all incoming emails including spam for Jellyfish filtration when your domain is Jellyfish enabled before reaching the email account. Then, any email defined as spam will be discarded or placed into quarantine after filtration. If the email is valid and safe, Jellyfish will deliver it right into your inbox.

For now, the Jellyfish spam management tool is available for some of the cPanel shared hosting accounts as a part of the pre-launch beta testing stage.

2. How to manage Jellyfish rules?

Let’s look at creating and managing blocklists and accepting list rules through the Jellyfish spam filter.

NOTE: For now, the Jellyfish spam management tool is available for some of the cPanel shared hosting accounts as a part of the pre-launch beta testing stage.

How to create blocklist rules?

The blocklist feature allows you to add individual rules for blocking specific emails/domains/subjects you don’t want to receive in your email inbox. It’s also possible to enable, disable, and remove rules in bulk.

To create a new rule, click on the “Create a new rule” button on the Blocklist tab:

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After that, a pop-up window with the respective blocklist options will be shown:

  • Email: restrict a specific email address.
  • Domain: block particular domain names.
  • Subject: block a specific topic or exact phrase.
  • Advanced: create multiple sets of conditions to block emails.

Choose the type of rule you would like to create, click on its icon, and press “Next” to proceed:

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Email rule

If you looking to restrict a specific email address, then select the Email option and the Block an email address window appears with two input fields:

  • Your email address: enter your mailbox you wish to protect from unwanted email addresses.
  • Sender’s email address: enter the email address that you wish to restrict from receiving emails.

Fill in the required fields and click “Create Rule”:

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If you receive “The email address is not valid. Please enter again.” ensure that there are no special characters or invalid symbols at the end or at the beginning of your email address or that it doesn’t appear consecutively two or more times.

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Domain rule

If you looking to block a specific domain from which (all mailboxes existing for it) the emails are coming, then select the Domain option and the Create domain rule window appears with two input fields:

  • Your email address: enter the email address you wish to protect.
  • Sender’s domain name: enter the domain name you wish to block from receiving emails.

Fill in the required fields and click “Create Rule”:

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Subject rule

If you looking to block emails with certain subjects, then choose the Subject option. Once done, you will notice the Leave out these subjects window with two input fields:

  • Your email address: enter the email address you wish to protect.
  • Restricted subject: enter a word, exact phrase, or the whole subject that you would block.

Fill in the required fields and click “Create Rule”:

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Advanced rule

NOTE: The Advanced rule only applies if all conditions are met.

If you looking to create a rule with multiple different types of conditions (for example, combining email and subject types if you don’t want to receive specific subjects from some email address and not all emails from that email address), you can easily do so by choosing the Advanced option. Then, you’ll notice the Compose an advanced rule window with four input fields:

  • Your email address: enter the email address you wish to protect.
  • Select your conditions: select one or several conditions under which the rule should be applied to a message.

The Filter Objects set the following conditions:

  • Subject
  • From
  • To
  • Sender IP address
  • Envelope-To
  • Envelope-From

And operators for them include:

  • Is
  • Is not
  • Contains
  • Does not contain
  • Starts with
  • Ends with

Envelope-From/To means the actual email address the email is sent to/from mentioned in email headers. This may be helpful when identifying the actual sender of the email to avoid scams or fraud. You can check this guide on how to analyze email headers.

In the remaining filed insert the trigger word, phrase, email address, or IP and click on “Create Rule”:

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To add more rules, simply click “Add condition” and to delete them, click the Trash icon once:

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Once a rule is created, you’ll notice a confirmation message at the top right of the page:

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How to create Acceptlist rules

Basically, the Acceptlist is an inverted Blocklist. It allows you to whitelist some specific emails, domains, and subjects in order to ensure you always receive them. On the Acceptlist tab, you can easily perform the following actions:

  • Check the list of the rules created (if there are any)
  • Modify the list of the rules created (if there are any)
  • Enable/disable and delete rule(s)

Similar to blocklist rules, it’s possible for you to enable, disable and remove acceptlist rules in bulk. Here you can check the types of whitelist rules:

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Remember that the process of creating and managing acceptlist rules is the same as for the blocklist as guided above.

How to manage existing rules

Existing rules can be:

  • Enabled or disabled by switching the toggle on/off:
  • Modified by clicking the Pencil icon:
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  • Deleted by clicking the Trash icon:
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Please remember:

  • You can only set the rule for one email address at one time. If you looking to create rules for several mailboxes, then it needs to be done one by one for each mailbox.
  • If you don’t input the mailbox, Jellyfish will automatically assign this rule to all the mailboxes existing for that domain.
  • Creating a new rule will cancel out a previously set blocklist or acceptlist rule which applies to a message.

That’s all, you are now successfully activated the Jellyfish spam protection filter on your account.

If you need any professional assistance on starting, configuring, and managing Jellyfish, we’re here to help you with an instant technical management fee. Contact us for the quote.

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