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
August, 2002. Version 1.301
August 2002
ChoiceMail 1.301
Release Notes

Checking for new email — It is now possible to disable the automatic check for new mail. The interval between checks can now be up to 9999 minutes!

Memory usage — Email messages are no longer held in memory – this reduces drastically the amount of RAM needed by ChoiceMail.

Logging — ChoiceMail now provides better progress information while downloading large attachments.

Domains — You can now specify a single root domain (prefixed with a period) for which messages should always be excluded.

Permission header — Emails accepted by ChoiceMail now contain an extra X-ChoiceMail header that indicates WHY the email was accepted (a rule, on your white list, manually, etc)

Checking for updates — There is now a command in the Help menu that causes ChoiceMail to check for new updates and optionally download and install the updates.


Unrecognized POP3 headers - Fixed a problem where ChoiceMail could fail to retrieve messages. It would loop continuously but never actually download anything.

99% CPU utilization - Addressed a problem where ChoiceMail was temporarily using 99% CPU utilization while processing some large attachments. This can still occur but not for as long as before.

Blank messages — Fixed a problem where accepting a message could remove all the blank lines from the body in Outlook Express.

Changing ports — Fixed a bug in error handling when user changed ports manually.

Terminate thread timeout message — Fixed a non-serious but annoying dialog message that could sometimes occur when ChoiceMail closes.

Email addresses with % — Fixed problem where a username containing a '%' would generate an exception.

TOP command — This command was not being handled properly.


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I was able to reactivate my favorite email address...

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