Why Use Choicemail?


Because it works.

Spam now accounts for about two-thirds of all email. It costs most email users at least 15 minutes a day. Research shows that spam costs companies $400-800 per mailbox every year. And these costs are growing.

Permission-based email management is the only thing that actually solves, or ever will solve, the spam problem. (To learn more, read our whitepaper.) It is 100% effective, and ChoiceMail makes it available to you now.

With ChoiceMail, you will never get another piece of unwanted email because a message can reach your inbox in one of only four ways:

  • It is from someone on your whitelist
  • It is from a new sender whose registration request you accepted
  • It matches a permission rule you created
  • It is from a domain that is on your accepted domain list.
  • You approved it manually

In short, if an email is in your box, it’s because you want it there. ChoiceMail transfers the burden of dealing with email messages from people you don't know back to where they belong– the senders. Learn more and get your FREE trial for home or business!

Why ChoiceMail

Three versions of ChoiceMail fit a wide variety of email environments.

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May, 2002. Version 1.1
ChoiceMail 1.1
May, 2002
Release Notes

New features

Merged client/server — Client and server in one executable for single user version

Autostart option — You can now control whether ChoiceMail should start automatically when you start windows

Leave mail on ChoiceMail — ChoiceMail now supports ability to keep all email so that you can access from multiple email clients: an indicator is provided so you can tell the number of new vs old emails.

Coaching — The OmniViewer coaching mechanism has been ported to ChoiceMail — coaching available for Delete and Reject as well as for explaining the meaning of each view.

Aliases — You can now tell ChoiceMail your email aliases so that it will recognize them as belonging to you when you CC an email to yourself and ChoiceMail will insert the private code header (this prevents a spammer from sending you an email as if it was from yourself).

Explicit mail check — ChoiceMail now checks for mail every 10 minutes (a default you can change) but provides a button and menu option to allow it to check for email immediately.

Sounds — ChoiceMail can now play a sound when a sender registers.

Chameleon and OmniViewer support — ChoiceMail can now be queried from OmniViewer and Chameleon. This provides alternate ways for you to be alerted to your emails through the OmniViewer system (voice output, remote wireless access, desktop tickers and so forth – see for more information on OmniViewer and Chameleon).


Accept confirmation email — When you accept a new sender who has registered, the message sent back to that sender contains an abbreviated list of the email messages he (or she) originally sent to you.

Merged client/server — Client and server in one executable for single user version
Icons — Much prettier – registration icon flashes
Progress bar — ChoiceMail displays a progress bar when it is performing internal synchronization
Configuration wizard — You are now forced to supply an SMTP server
X-ChoiceMail-OriginalAccount — ChoiceMail now adds this X-header to indicate the originating account of each email message
Email rules dialog — Now resizable
Domain add/remove dialog — When you choose to accept or reject the domain of a sender, the domain is added automatically – you no longer have to press the Add button


Issues with some anti-virus products
— Some older anti-virus products create email proxy servers on your computer to intercept email attachments. Since ChoiceMail also needs to create an email proxy server, there will be a conflict when using the default ports. DigiPortal Software will release a minor update of ChoiceMail that allows you to change the ports it uses but until that time, you cannot use ChoiceMail with such products unless you disable them. We have verified that Norton anti-virus 2002 and ChoiceMail work fine together


AV when reading email from Comcast server
— fixed.
Default values — the “Delete after N days” had the wrong default value — fixed.
Empty FROM messages — now deleted automatically.
Username — ChoiceMail now checks that the characters are valid
Activity logs — The Show/Hide menu is now just a Show! Use the standard X to close the activity logs
Activity logs — Improved the names of the tab


What our users say:

it’s really a 'no-brainer'... [it] has all of the features I need to effectively filter out all of my junk mail

Glen A.


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