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January 6th, 2003. Version 1.500
January 6th, 2003
ChoiceMail 1.500
Release Notes

New features
Web-mail support — ChoiceMail now supports four major web-based email systems including HotMail, AOL, MSN and Yahoo using an optional plugin. The plugin is included with new purchases of ChoiceMail and previous ChoiceMail users will be able to buy the plugin separately.
Junk box — ChoiceMail now moves email it rejects into a junk box where you can review it if you wish.
Away auto-responder — ChoiceMail can now optionally send messages back to people who are on your white list.
Spam-O-Meter(tm) — Lets you see some statistics about your incoming mail


Message previewer — You can now copy selected text from the message previewer
Activity logs — The contents of the logs can be more easily copied to the clipboard.
Double-clicking on sender — Double-clicking on a sender now simply expands the tree to show the messages belonging to the sender. The previous function, opening your email application to send a message to the sender, has been removed.
Empty domains — It is now possible to create a rule to allow messages with no domain to be rejected automatically.
Restricting to “today” — When restricting the new senders list to just today’s entries, you can now control how long “today” should be, rather than just the calendar day. This fixes a problem where unknown senders appeared to disappear at midnight if the “today” filter was enabled.
Copy text in previewer — You can now select text from the message previewer and copy it to the clipboard
Wild cards in domains — Accepted/Rejected domains now accepted ? and * as valid domain name
Registration URL — We now generate a coaching hint when you toggle the inclusion of the registration link in your message back to new senders.
Sender actions from messages — User can now perform sender actions when messages are selected in the view. This allows a message to be selected and that sender to be approved/rejected/deleted.
Attachments — A different icon is used to display unknown messages that contain attachments
Purging message queue — It is now possible to get ChoiceMail to remove all pending messages that it’s preparing to send out.
Empty domains — Now allows special domain like '(none)' to be placed on accepted/rejected list and transformed into real domain.
Permission rules — The body tab can now access HTML messages
Sender view — The sender view tree is now expanded by default so you see the message subjects for each sender.
Balloon hints — They are now a pretty blue color and can be turned off!
Activity logs — Changed logs to show your email address rather than username + host. This is more informative, particularly for web accounts.


Message previewer failure - Fixed a problem where messages could sometimes not be previewed due to some invalid data in the message.
Forgetting port assignments - Fixed bug where SMTP servers with non standard port would "loose" the port information while switching from one server to another.
Message deletion - Fixed the problem where not all the locked messages were deleted when a sender is rejected.
Stuck email sending - Fixed problem where error code 550 5.1.1 received from smtp sender would make the smtp queue get stuck.
Unnecessary registration requests — Fixed the problem where a registration request entry was re-queued even though the sender status had changed meanwhile.
Rule testing and domains — The rule testing system now takes into account accepted and rejected domains.
Unnecessary registration requests — Fixed the problem where the allow/block all messages from sender's domain was still enabled even though several senders were selected.
Importing multiple email addresses from Outlook — Fixed the problem where multiple email addresses for a single contact were not being imported.
Prevent modal dialog from being hidden — Fixed problem where tray icon would still be accessible even if we were showing a modal dialog. This could disable CM is some cases since it was popping up disable main window in front and allow operation at the time that these operations should not be accessible.
Message retrieval failure — Fixed problem where the message retrieval would fail if the smtp queue file was read only.
Message subjects too large — Fixed problem where extremely large message subject could break the sending of a registration message.
CPU 100% utilization — Fixed the code in another place where this could happen


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