In November, I downloaded and installed Mailwasher Pro 2010 on my main desktop computer. I’m impressed…
Mailwasher Pro 2010, like the older Mailwasher Pro, is an anti-spam system that checks your email while it is still on the mail server (before you ever download it) — but Mailwasher Pro 2010 has been completely rewritten. It downloads the headers and the email content as text (not HTML), and then evaluates it according to the way you have previously classified emails.
It supports multiple email accounts and supports POP3 and IMAP email servers.
POP3 servers are the typical ones where you download your emails – IMAP mailservers are designed to keep your emails on the server as well as let you download them, so you can keep them in sync. Of course, you can set your email program to leave POP3-served emails on the mailserver – but then you have to manually delete them via a webmail interface or have your email program automatically delete them based on age.
The basic process:
- Mailwasher Pro runs in the background, automatically checking and evaluating emails.
- When you get some new email, it pops up a short term balloon from the icon in the Windows Status Bar.
- Double-click the icon to display the program and your emails. Confirm the classifications or correct some.
- Click the Wash Mail icon.
- Mailwasher Pro 2010 will delete the junk from your account at your mailserver, and then open your email program to download the new emails.
The program’s user interface works very smoothly. It displays the headers and email excerpts to allow the user to confirm Mailwasher Pro 2010’s classifications, spam (thumb down, and shown in red) and not spam (thumb up, and shown in green). Each email is shown on a separate line, along with easy icons to allow you to correct the program’s classification — that’s the way you train the program to your preferences.
The program also uses two anti-spam realtime black list systems to evaluate the emails it handles: SpamCop and Spamhaus.
Licenses are available for 1 user or multiple users, with significant discounts from the single-user price. The license allows installation on two computers (a single user’s desktop and laptop).
I like it – a lot. I held off on my purchase to see if they had a Black Friday sale. Finally, I realized that Firetrust (the publisher) is in New Zealand [corrected 2010-11-28], but the Black Friday sales were really U.S.A. phenomena. Fortunately, the multi-user discounts are pretty significant.
With a "Try it free for 30 days" and a 90-day money back guarantee, this is a no-brainer.
I immediately switched my family to Mailwasher Pro 2010 with a 3-license purchase (and each license covers both a desktop and notebook).
Try Mailwasher Pro 2010. I think you’ll like it as much as I did.