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Giveaway of the day — MailWasher Pro 7.5

Tired of getting annoying spam? You can stop it now with MailWasher!
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 255 (60%) 171 (40%) 93 comments

MailWasher Pro 7.5 was available as a giveaway on July 21, 2015!

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Tired of getting annoying spam? You can stop it now! MailWasher will screen all your email accounts in one place and allow only emails you want to receive. The program enables you to preview all incoming mails before they get to your device, read them securely and instantly, and delete unwanted or suspicious ones.

MailWasher will save you from spam and email viruses.

Please note: The software provides a 1-year license.

2 users with the best improvement ideas will be rewarded with a lifetime license for free! Please use the IdeaInformer widget for your ideas.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 7/ 8/ 10; RAM: 4MB; Disk Space: 20MB

Publisher:

Firetrust Ltd.

Homepage:

http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/mailwasher-pro

File Size:

21.3 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#54

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Locks at an empty white box on screen that I have to use task manager to kill -- I never see any interactive Mailwasher software screen.

So ...?!?

(Windows 7 64)
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

As a Mailwasher Pro user of many years, I took up the offer of a year’s free Subscription, but was disappointed to find that, instead of being extended by one year to 20-Feb-2017, my MWP registration was only extended by some five months, to 22-Jul-2016.

Surely it can’t be right that existing customers are given less time than those who’ve got MWP for free?

Reply   |   Comment by Mothballs  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I've been using Mailwasher since 2003 (mailwasher2b28.exe) and recently purchased a lifetime license because I rely on it so much. I create my own individual e-mail aliases whenever someone wants my e-mail (i.e. bestbuy@domain.com) so that
1). I know who I gave it to
2). I know who to blame when i start getting spam to that e-mail address
3). I can easily block all e-mail to that account after the fact to stop all spam from that account

My only issues are recently I've been having my e-mails show as "read" through IMAP and I don't know if it's Mailwasher or some other software (Outlook/Gmail POP3) and sometimes when Mailwasher downloads the rest of the e-mail in the preview window, it suddenly shows the contents of a totally different e-mail and I have to clear all the e-mails and have it Check Mail all over again which is slow on 30+ actual accounts and 1000's of e-mails to download.

Other than that, Mailwasher Pro has been indispensable for managing my e-mails and making sure my family is safe.

P.S. Love that I can use RegEx in the filters. Only suggestion I would want is to be able to have a NOT condition as I still can't figure out how to filter all but the main TLDs (see RegEx below).
^[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.(?:com|net|org|edu|gov|mil)$

Reply   |   Comment by Mario Martinez  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I use Windows Mail on a Vista laptop. Windows Mail has two of my email accounts, one is a ymail, the other a yahoo mail account. So far MailWasher has failed to populate both accounts. Error when checking mail. Have just turned off Kapersky's mail antivirus per instructions. Still cannot populate emails in MailWasher..

Reply   |   Comment by Kimbe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

Nick, I'd used this in 2001. Wondering about the driving cat and the buzzy bees.

Reply   |   Comment by ajee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

I have used and paid for MailWasher for years. Gmail does a pretty good job of getting rid of the trash. But with MailWasher I delete anything it misses. Then I download my email with Thunderbird. I also like being able to click on links without having to download the email. I do it almost daily with the GOTD email!

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

This program looks good, I might try it out. But I need a program that is quite the opposite. I'm looking for one that can read and archive my emails onto a disc or my hard drive. Does anyone know of anything like that or have any suggestions (or criticisms?) Thank You.

Reply   |   Comment by Maxi  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

The program is a huge overkill and a time waster for something that is done almost transparently by the likes of Thunderbird.

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I installed it and it ran fine until I rebooted my computer. Now I get a message that says: The invocation of the constructor on type MailWasherPro.MWPMainWindow that matches the specified binding constraints thew an exception. Any clues what happened and how to fix it? I was really hoping I could use this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Judy Rakocinski  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

NIck I tried going to outlook.com internet options then get alot of tabs. Under Connection tab not able to find connect devices. what tab or am I in wrong area.? wants to add or set up there in connection tab.

Reply   |   Comment by greg b  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I've been using Mailwasher 2 Beta on multiple accounts for years now on Win 95, Millenium and XP. Unfortunately it seems to cause a memory error when closing it on my new Win 7 PC, so I'll give this new one a try.
I wouldn't be without some version of the program. Many Thanks Bill.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Williams  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

I keep getting an error message that the Archive is corrupt. Lately I'm getting this will all Giveaways ..any ideas? (I have disabled my AV and firewall to no avail

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Gerber  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Probably a quick google search would help - defective memory, trojan, Windows update, router firmware update all seem to be issues people had which caused this. I'd do a Windows System Check first - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I tried it. I'm not particularly technical - I thought it was a waste of time. I use a considerable amount of web based email since Outlook is no longer supported. I have installed Spamilator & I'm not sure I'll keep that either. I sometimes find email that is not spam going into my spam folder so go figure. There are relatively few GOTD offers I take. But I still like receiving what you send. I've had pleasant surprises. Often, the comments are more useful than some of the software!

Reply   |   Comment by Ann  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

MailWasher is one program I rely on many times a day for my computer & plan to try the new one for cellphones soon. I’ve had MailWasher for nearly 15 years, since first starting to use a computer, & it’s one I couldn’t live without. I never have to deal with SPAM or anything I don’t want to bother with, saving me much time & frustration. Nick Bolton is such a nice, kind person. He & his crew are very much on top of everything, immediately answering any questions or fixing any problem that might arise while you’re learning how to use MailWasher. (It’s actually very easy & has an intuitive demo video)

If you should receive an email from a name you don’t recognize or one that arouses your curiosity, you can read the entire email without sending it to your inbox & opening it. If it’s anything you don’t want, or from someone you don’t want to hear from, just hit “Bounce” & it is immediately returned to sender. If it’s a sneaky ad that intrigues your curiosity, you can read as much of it as you choose, then simply hit “Spam” or “Blacklist” & you will never see another one from that sender again.

This is a great opportunity to try a unique program for free, so download MailWasher today & say good by to all those annoying, time consuming emails forever! Thank you, Nick & GAOTD.

Tiffany Cartier

Reply   |   Comment by Tiffany Cartier  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks Tiffany for the kind comments, they are appreciated. We've got lots of good updates coming!

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

I'm trying to sign up for this but no key is being provided. I've filled in the form with name and address...but nothing happens....???

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Schroer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You only need to enter your name and your email address and click the green button to get the license key

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

"Nicer" concept than having to set up multiple server side filters.(they're all different and fiddly)
BUT....a few snags encountered

1) Turned off "include in default mail check" for one account....but it still checked that account in the default cycle (really annoying - only way around it...remove that account altogether)

2) Only downloaded 2 emails from an IMAP server with thousands in its folders. Tried simply selecting a single sub-folder. No joy. Error log stated "GetLine failed() failed with code 0 mailwasher"

3) "Learning" function appeared a little over zealous. Started flagging many legitimate emails as SPAM.
I'd imagine with time and nurturing, this could be a nice, useful utility/interface to punch back at oxygen thieves that waste our time with SPAM.

Too expensive - if you use it you'd want it full time...and that's USD99 today apparently.

Thumbs up for the program in principle...but do look into the technical glitches (seems better on POP3. IMAP is unreliable) and pricing if you want it to survive.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Odd about the default mail check, it should always work - tried restarting Mailwasher?

IMAP only downloads the unread email by default, otherwise you'd be waiting to download all those read emails. You can change this by going to Accounts>>{account name}>>Incoming>>Advanced, check the box 'Download read emails'. In the same area you'll see an IMAP tab where you can select different IMAP folders for the mail check. We've got a new version coming out in a week or so with IMAP improvements - you'll get that for free.

Software is not cheap to make and we like to give our users great support and updates - and we try to match that with several different pricing options

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Forgot to mention, train around 50 emails and the learning will start to work really well

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Further issues having used it for a day:
Often stalls - have to use task manager to cancel the task.
Using Win XP
High CPU usage
Concept remains good, but app is laggy, unreliable, frustrating.
Also don't like the fact that all your emails go through mailwasher servers if you use the mobile app
Will probably go back to using server side filters. Pity.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

pop3.live.com can not connect to server. I installed activated but after putting in acct info get error in log. went to forums and wonder if this is for hotmail / outlook . looks like windows live mail. so need server for hotmail or outlook. any suggestions. did not see any for forum.

Reply   |   Comment by greg b  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Try entering the account as IMAP type instead of POP3. Outlook.com/Hotmail blocks POP3 by default now - you can enable it though by going to Outlook.com in your web browser, then go to the Settings (the gear icon)>>Options, then to 'Connect devices and apps with POP' and enable POP

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Do what I did, I replied back to all spammers with their own message every hour for few days.
They all removed me from their e-mail addresses and nobody dares to start that game again with my e-mail address. It worked for me, but you have to fight back, otherwise they change their headings, message title, content every day, no software can protect you 100% from spammers, including this one.
Read some about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spammers
and then fight back, it is the best policy, most junk mail can be blocked by your service provider if you send them a list of the annoying spammers.

Reply   |   Comment by Soler  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#36

Forgot to ask a question:

I noticed that - even when IMAP is selected - it is suggested not to leave the messages on the server.
If I do use an IMAP account is because I want to be able to access all my emails from several different devices and to synchronize the content on different computers.

That said, why do you suggest not to leave the messages on the server?

Reply   |   Comment by Gio  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

IMAP always leaves messages on the server, that's the way it's designed. What you're probably seeing is an option to only download/show the un-read emails. You don't want 1000's of emails you've already read being shown in Mailwasher, so this option is there to only show the ones you haven't seen.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Silly question - How do I register for pro version and remove the trial wording?

Reply   |   Comment by Newbie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nevermind, should read the text file first.

Reply   |   Comment by Newbie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

You need to go to MailWasher>>Help>>Registration, and enter the license key in there. The instructions to get the license key are in the readme.txt file which comes with the download

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

Just installed and tested with two different accounts.

Problem #1

Unable to use it for a Google account.
Checking inside that Google account I find a message stating:
"sign-in attempt blocked"
The only workaround seems that you have to set/accept a lower security standard.
(Something that of course I'd not like to do.)

Problem #2

Unless I am missing something, it seems impossible to set a different email client for each account:
Having several accounts for some of them I use one email client, for others a different one.
So I'd like to be able to define which email client to use for each specific email account on an individual basis.
Unfortunately it seems that the email client selected is the same and the only for all accounts.

Aside what above this program has many nice and useful features but what stated above (if not solved) make this not a choice for me...

Reply   |   Comment by Gio  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hi, problem#1. Google recently implemented an improved password authentication system called OUATH2, so we've implemented this in a new version of Mailwasher which is due to come out in a week - it's a free update and means you can add a Gmail account without getting this message. Without OAUTH2 you get this notification to enable for 'less secure apps' for all email programs (outlook etc) when adding a Gmail account as it's the way password authentication has always been done - Gmail just chose an unfortunate label for it.

Problem#2, I guess 99% of our users only use one email client for their email accounts so we've left it at that.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

Like some others, I have used this program daily for years, both the free and the pro version. Being an internet marketer I get several hundred emails a day that fall between desired and spam. Mailwasher lays them all out in spreadsheet format where I can quickly review sender and subject then eliminate blocks of them before opening the day's emails in Thunderbird.
I've used it and automatically renewed for so long I had forgotten it is one of Nick Bolton's products. He has and his programs have excellent reputations for reliability and responsiveness.

Reply   |   Comment by George Sitts  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thanks! It is handy as a quick tool to filter out all the cruft - I get a lot of emails too which are ok to read in Mailwasher but I don't necessarily want to read them again so they don't make it to my email program.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

I've been using MailWasher for about six months and am very pleased with it. It didn't take long to train it to my likings (thumbs up/thumbs down). The other filters I used were only filtering about half of the spam from my email. But MailWasher is filtering about ninety nine percent. And it has no problem keeping up with my two email accounts. Very nice software in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

I have used Mailwasher Pro for many years, and I think it's a valuable product. Although I also use spam filtering like Gmail's, I use Mailwasher every day to quickly scan all the original emails sent to my business accounts to make sure that nothing important was blocked by spam filtering. The color-coded lists make it easy to scan quickly.
But I stopped updating at version 6.1, because too much clutter has been added to more recent versions that just gets in the way of how I use it.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#30

I'm still using version 1.32 that I've saved for reinstallations and new OS's since Win 95 or earlier. It's absolutely the best, and while I'm sure the latest version has many useful features, it also has a much larger footprint. Some techie years ago pointed out (as someone did here) that it's worse than useless to bounce e-mails since it merely announces "Yes, I'm here, try again!" and also clogs up the Internet/bandwidth/cables with unnecessary transmissions, so I never use this feature.

My ISP is pretty good at filtering spam but some still gets through for MailWasher to catch. Also,you can weed out Zoner's good weekly lessons from the in-between sales pitches and download just what looks interesting. And check via the preview if you're not sure.

If you don't have it and you don't want to jump through the experts' hoops to eliminate spam, definitely get this program. Be warned, though, you'll really miss it when the year is up, so start saving for it now.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Wow, that's an old version - probably from around 2001 - it was a pretty simple program back then. You're right - we don't advertise the bounce feature so much anymore because most spammers fake the return address so the bounces go nowhere - but it's still handy for getting off newsletters.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Nick, Jean-Pierre is still with you on the banner . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I use Spamihilator for many years to deal with spam. It not only does a marvelous job, it also grants me full control, and the best of all -- it is free.
Spamihilator does everything today's giveaway promises, with the difference that it will always remain free. I will stick with it. If you are interested, you may download it from here -- http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download. Please note that there are 4 versions; for 32Bit and 64Bit, and you may even chose to go portable.
Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by kobi  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#28

I swear by Mailwasher Pro. I've been using it and paying for a 3-User license for many years. I do not download my email into desktop/hard drive based Outlook without getting rid of junk, spam, Trojan or virus-laden emails first. I swear, Mailwasher Pro (Current version 7.5.0) is one of the most useful, and worth it cost in gold I have on my PCs.

Reply   |   Comment by dwarriner  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks, lots of people find it useful as a filtering tool so they can get rid of all the cruft they don't want in their inbox. Read it on the server, then delete it if it's not useful/going to be replied to.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

Thanks GOTD.... this is more like the giveaway of the year for me !

Reply   |   Comment by terrawarra  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#26

In the late 90's I started using the excellent and still downloadable "Pop3 Scan Mailbox" to delete unwanted mails directly from the server. It has a feature to filter mails (kill/keep rules) and automatically select them, ready to be deleted on a simple click. Eventually, I came up with a sound strategy for managing emails.

Among several accounts, some are spammed, which is expected; therefore, deleting all mails without thinking is fast and 100% effective. No additional software needed (FYI I don't use anti-virus).

On the web site, one of the requirements not mentioned here: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#25

Sounds like a complicated solution to a problem, when a simple one will do - a SPAM folder.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#24

There is one 'Major' flaw in this application: You cannot select a group of emails, highlight and delete them without effecting all other emails marked for deletion. Note: Discovered a work around, but misplaced the procedure. Please don't mention the 'Filters' capability, what's referred to here is 'mail' that is already received into Mailwasher.

Reply   |   Comment by Flash Gordon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Actually you can use CTRL + Click or SHIFT + Click to select groups of emails then click one of the emails for delete and it will mark all those selected.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

In MailWasher the only next step is to click "Wash Mail" which as I mentioned removes all lines items listed anywhere in MailWasher not just the 'group' you selected using the standard technique you described. Oh, and if you click the delete key which works using the technique you described in almost any application; in Mailwasher it undeletes the everyone one of the line items in the group you marked to for deletion.

Reply   |   Comment by Flash Gordon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

What's wrong with Yahoo's Email spam filter?

Reply   |   Comment by Smitty  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

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I find Yahoo webmail spam filter often contains emails I subscribe to, they are complex, so they "look" like spam, but I want them.

Does anyone have experience using Mailwasher on Yahoo webmail?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I too have been using Mail Washer Pro (6.5.4) for years and find it very useful in keeping the trash out of my inbox. It's always done a good job of tagging, deleting and/or bouncing Spam. (Bouncing is useful for letting those whose email is obviously legit, know that they've got the wrong email address.)

Reply   |   Comment by Tico Tony  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Can this program monitor more than one email account

Reply   |   Comment by Ernest Winn  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Yes, you can use unlimited email accounts with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/mailwasher-pro tells:

"Free mobile version
...
After installing, create a Firetrust Login on your mobile device, so you can always have the same email accounts accessible on any device and to sync from MailWasher Pro. Then login with your Firetrust Login and add your email accounts (or sync them from MailWasher Pro)."

Will all my mails run through Firetrust servers and that's the reason why Pro version is restricted to one year in contrast to one-acount-only free version? By the way google reading all my emails hinders me from using gmail.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Our mobile version does run the emails through our servers (it's all heavily encrypted) as we felt it was the best way to make it faster/use less battery. You can have unlimited accounts on the mobile version.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick Bolton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

Utrafunk's Popcorn is a freeware alternative that I've used for many years. It's freeware now because Ultrafunk.com discontinued it a few years back. That means no tech support and novices might not be able to configure it properly. That said, it still works and if you want it, you may get it here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=932

Reply   |   Comment by sfeinbe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

I love this program, but if you are using a decent mail service, they will screen out spam automatically. However, this program is useful for another reason, you can preview quickly all your email and delete any you don't want to keep before downloading them with your email program. It also protects you from any scripts, etc. that may slip through from spoofed emails because it only shows you the header information (which you can toggle on or off) and the text of the email. There is also a raw view of everything including picture attachments that appears when you toggle on the header info. Altogether a splendid addition to your security arsenal.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

I have been running Mailwasher (currently 6.1 paid) on my computers for years. It is an excellent app for managing spam on multiple email addresses, work, personal, porn, special projects, etc.

I imagine it does not work so well on a small mobile device simply because of screen size.

With about 100 email accounts on my 5 domain servers I also bought the server version of mailwasher. The white, gray, black list are great tools. Additionally both free and paid spam lists (I assume by domain name and IP) provide a good baseline for filtering spam. Then add personal tools like the Friend, Spam, Delete, Blacklist to personally configure presorts hundreds of emails in seconds and you have an app that is indispensable. And FREE is an awesome price for a required app.

Nick Bolton has provided a great product and truly world class support. The price is great and the products work. Hey Nick, it would be great to have a personal library of words we could use to add additional filter, in either subject or body.

I can say, I didn't upgrade for two reasons. One is the new layout the last time I upgraded I had to reset all my settings and configurations. And there was no real benefit I could see for buying the upgrade.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#16

I've been using Mailwasher and later, Mailwasher Pro for quite a while and, apart from the occasional hiccup, I've been very pleased with, and recommend it to anyone who may be looking for a spam stopper. Thanks to Nick Bolton and staff

Reply   |   Comment by Vic Roby  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

I have been using Mailwasher Pro for many years and pay for an annual subscription. It works as it says and the help I have had from NZ when I have had the odd issue has been excellent. Genuine product and genuinely efficient. I appreciate that mail servers can now be set up to filter spam but I run a small business and sometimes some of the spam is of interest to me as it is relevant to my business. Mailwasher allows me to manually and quickly screen all my mail, identify the spam clearly and to let me download some if I so choose. I feel much more in control of my mail and my business by having it. For your information I have it downloading from 3 mail addresses into Thunderbird and it works well. I intend to continue to pay for it on an annual basis but can recommend it to anyone who want to keep control of all their mail.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian H.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

How we till now have avoided nearly all spam:

My wife and I have two separate rather long email addresses with the same free eMail provider and not encountered there any spam besides about two advertising mails per week from our provider.

For our two car navigation system's updates we can't use same address twice, so two independant addresses in use.

All passwords are longer than 8 digits and senseless combinations written on paper and hidden in two email programs.

For registrations of giveaways (GOTD etc.) we usually use one way addresses. Sometimes the producer doesn't allow them. In these cases we use several secondary free addresses in turn and unsubscribe if possible.

So far I only got two real bad spam mails with one email address, registering a very renowned software and no other traffic done there - their server must have been spied. These spam mails seemed to be from criminal Nigeria Connection aiming on our money - I didn't even look into them!!!

In order to keep our additional email addresses through times of inactivity I have marked every new advertising spam as spam but one (not so penetrant), thus having a little bit activity with these accounts. Otherwise these accounts would be closed automatically after longer inactivity.

Thus no spam problems without using any additional software.

The first comments today weren't very informative and looked like coming from the same source, which one I won't tell, but guess whom I suspect! It's always the same with these one day commentators never heard of before todays software and afterward.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Comment #15 - ! Please comment only on the software here. If you have technical problems or suggestions on our project, please leave us a note in our FORUMS.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#13

I've been using the free version of this for years, with good results.
Only slight issue I had was upgrading from V7.2; it seems a database had become corrupt.

Rather interesting that it identified the activation email from Firetrust as spam!

Reply   |   Comment by Monkey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I concur with you, I have also used the free version for years
and it has always worked great. This one is a definite keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Luke B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

I bought a lifetime license for this program many years ago, but find that I no longer need it (using Windows 8.1 and Outlook). For anyone who does need it though, it's one of the best programs of its kind.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

Spamarrest is cheaper and you don't need to download a client.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Spam Arrest (and its ilk) needs to die. I will never reconfirm the legitimacy of an email I send.

Reply   |   Comment by Angel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

I only ever use web based email, never ever download the mail to my computer. Most web based mail like Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo have very good spam boxes that I check occasionally in case wanted mail falls into it. Basically I actively dislike OUTLOOK (computer based mail) and LIVE Mail, because they get in the way of what I'm doing. May be a good program, may be fantastic, but not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Corek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I agree. I use multiple Yahoo email accounts for all my email because they have a very good spam filter & rarely does it mess up. Prior to this I tried many different free programs & found none as good but things may have changed in the past 14 years since I did that test.

Reply   |   Comment by GetReal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I have used this program since the year dot and have had the lifetime registration for a while now. It both checks my ISP and webmail mail servers.
It is very rare that it finds spam on my ISP, but it sure finds plenty of spam on the Gmail server!

Reply   |   Comment by Ixwa  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

I have used this for many years now, since it was first developed before Firetrust bought it, and use version 6.5.4 since I am supposed to have a lifetime version as I paid the original developer for this. However, 6.5.4 is the last version that allows me to use the program continuously since Firetrust took over, any license details I have been able to obtain from Firetrust ever since have only lasted a year so I don't bother any more. All you need is to be able to read a preview of your email before downloading to your pc which you can do in most online email providers now anyhow, but this does allow all addresses to be checked at once, and this version works perfectly so what are the supposed updates for really?
Would I recommend it, yes, but a search on google will give you a legal copy of the old version, stick in your licence and voila, it will continue to work for a lifetime as it was supposed to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Keith, this license code is not valid for 6.5.4

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#7

Ah, nostalgia! Back in the day when spam was something that PC users obsessed over, Mailwasher was the go-to for many. It worked OK for me though I remember being baffled over its seemingly much-lauded facility to bounce back a spammer's email: why anyone would wish to advertise the existence of a live, confirmed email address escaped me. Time has moved on though, and server-side intervention has improved beyond recognition (think of server-side as the sorting office which checks your mail *before* the mail server makes its delivery to your inbox.) I use gmail; I have six different accounts for six different, specific purposes, none of 'em linked and none of 'em registered in my real name. All are POP3'd to my desktop. Gmail's spam engine works as it should; I never, ever, get spam on my desktop.

Today's giveaway is to be recommended to those who for whatever reason find themselves incapable of the relatively simple task of setting up server-side filtering and/or using a half dozen separate email accounts for shopping, online forums, software promotional offers, banking, personal and travel, the six purposed accounts which I run on gmail. For those who do take the trouble to protect themselves with purposed email accounts and server-side filtering though, Mailwasher is a reminder of an era now passed: there's no need to resort to any program of this type nowadays because if you're getting spam in your mail, the blame resides with. . . You.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

I think that you are looking at things from too technical a standpoint.

Most of the planet won't know what server-side filtering is and would want a program to do most of the work for them with minimal input.

So far from an era now passed, spam is still an annoying issue for many.

As for receiving spam being the fault of a user, sometimes they don't help themselves but with peoples data being passed around and sold by even Government agencies, there are some things that are almost impossible to prevent and marketing spam is one of them.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

Disagree. Most of the spammers now use generated email accounts, using all variations before the Domain name. So you are going to get caught at some time.

Reply   |   Comment by Corek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

I agree fully, as an very early adopter of gmail (had about five other user account systems before) the spam issue has declined drastically. As an technician I would say it moves in an asymptotic way to zero and is of only marginal influence.

Reply   |   Comment by bernhard  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Re, Gmail: Some of us prefer to use an email provider that doesn't read all of our messages.

Reply   |   Comment by JeanLaFeet  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

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I created a new free Yahoo address as a test, never used it, and waited, watching it ... within 2 hours of creation, with NO USE of the email address anywhere ever, it was receiving spam.

Yes, users can make spam worse, but just existing is all that is needed to start receiving spam.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

This is an excellent program! I have used it for many, many years and I have never found another program that does the job this one does. Thanks for the free year!

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Robinson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

I've been a subscriber since 2002 - Gosh, it's been SOOOO long! I even mailed my payment at Cape Reinga in the far North of NZ's North Island. Saved mailing it from Hong Kong!!

I've had excellent service from the owner & his staff over the years - and my long ago payment for it is probably still active.

But as most of my many e'mail accounts come "filtered" via Hotmail, & the lousy "Spamvigator" account was booted out a couple of years ago, I've not bothered to re-enable Mailwasher Pro - but DID find it useful when I was using "Spamvigator" = Netvigator.com in Hong Kong.

I have had many contacts with Nick Bolton & "Rustic Dog" over the years - but not since I changed my HK ISP.

Both of these gentlemen were very helpful - Just check-out http://forum.firetrust.com

Thumbs UP for this program!

Reply   |   Comment by OldChinaHand  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
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