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Why Use Choicemail?

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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.

More about ChoiceMail

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July, 2002. Version 1.227
ChoiceMail 1.227



Critical Update
This update fixes two very important problems.

1) ChoiceMail would download all emails as soon as it was configured BUT if your email application wasn’t also configured, you could no longer get any emails. All users should update to this version immediately. If you are an existing user and you do not have your email application configured yet to work with ChoiceMail, you will not lose any new emails. Your olds ones will be available as soon as you have configured your email application properly. ChoiceMail will detect this automatically and warn you.

2) ChoiceMail was sending registration messages to old email addresses that the user had already seen. This could happen if the user was leaving all their email on their server. This was very confusing to people receiving such messages as they might not have had any recent contact with the sender.



How this release works
1) First time users of this release will get a message that ChoiceMail will not download or filter any emails until it can verify that the user's email application can connect to ChoiceMail correctly. Once the user has configured his or her email application properly, ChoiceMail will then begin operating. Existing users who are having trouble configuring their email application will still not be able to retrieve emails downloaded by previous versions of ChoiceMail until their email application is configured. However, no new emails will go temporarily astray.

A red light on the top right corner of ChoiceMail indicates that ChoiceMail processing is disabled. It will stay red until your email application has connected successfully.

A green light means that ChoiceMail is processing email normally.


2) The second problem above is solved by causing ChoiceMail to retrieve all existing (old) messages from the server and pass them through to the user unprocessed. The user may see some old duplicate emails and some spam that was sent before ChoiceMail was installed. This is a one-time event after which ChoiceMail will begin to block spam again and send out registration requests normally.

There is now a new new button on the top right corner of the main ChoiceMail window. That button allows users to temporary disable the ChoiceMail filtering process so that all incoming email will be passed through to the email application and no registration messages will be sent out. The button is normally green to indicate normal operation. It turns red if you disable ChoiceMail.


Other Fixes

Email Rules Dialog — Fixed a problem where some of the buttons weren’t displayed properly if people were using different screen resolutions. This was preventing some users from being able to add their own email rules.

 

What our users say:

I tell them that I don't have that problem since I have ChoiceMail One.

Debra B.

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