MailWasher Pro

Get rid of spam, viruses and unwanted e-mail

Junk email is a major problem and there's hardly a mailbox anywhere that doesn't get some at one stage or another. According to the developers of MailWasher Pro, unwanted email or spam now forms around 90% of received email. View full description

PROS

  • Very powerful - catches almost everything
  • Quick to setup and works with multiple clients
  • Previews spam
  • Auto-deletes spam

CONS

  • Not necessary unless you suffer from major spam
  • Can slow down your mail client

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Junk email is a major problem and there's hardly a mailbox anywhere that doesn't get some at one stage or another. According to the developers of MailWasher Pro, unwanted email or spam now forms around 90% of received email.

MailWasher Pro lets you safely preview and delete bad email before it gets to your computer meaning if it doesn't contain anything harmful, it won't affect your computer. MailWasher is very easy to use. The developers claim that they took the view that if you can't understand how to use a piece of software in under 5 minutes then it's probably always going to be hard to use.

MailWasher Pro analyzes each email as it arrives and warns you if it is suspected junk mail or a virus. There's no real need for you to know this and it would have been better if they'd just blocked everything harmful full stop but at least you know.

The look and feel is like that of Outlook Express and it can be used with the former plus Outlook, Eudora, Netscape, Incredimail and several other major mail clients. This is a powerful program although unless you suffer from serious spam problems, it's not really worth the effort.

Changes

  • A better preview pane
  • Easy Auto-delete
  • Quick mark all for delete
  • Hide Emails
  • Better 'New Email' notifications
  • Delete icon choice
  • Speed improvements
  • More languages
  • Plus many more improvements

MailWasher Pro allows you to preview multiple accounts and all aspects of your e-mail on the server before you download it to your computer, thus protecting you from spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other nuisances.

The program also learns what kind of e-mail you want to receive and adapts to your preferences. You can then delete unwanted email before it gets to you and even report it to the central FirstAlert database, where it is verified to ensure no other MailWasher Pro user gets it. Other features help identify and protect you against viruses and worms.

Also included are comprehensive, customizable filters; use of public blacklists to identify spammers and multiple accounts. MailWasher Pro is compatible with POP3, Hotmail, MSN, AOL and IMAP.

— User reviews — about MailWasher Pro

  • DocTerry

    by DocTerry

    "Stick with the FREE version!"

    I purchased the Pro 2012 version. However, after reformatting my HDD and reinstalling it crashed, saying that I had used... More.

    reviewed on February 1, 2012

  • scheizenhausen

    by scheizenhausen

    "mailwasher pro 10"

    fair dinkum, this program is crap. it crashes continuously. many other users report the same problem. get it right befor... More.

    reviewed on September 29, 2010

  • wahoshi

    by wahoshi

    "Worst piece of junk on the web!"

    I have been using Mailwasher for at least 10 years. Mailwasher 2010 is the worst piece of junk on the Internet. Somebody... More.

    reviewed on July 18, 2010