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
My email program suddenly stopped retrieving email from ChoiceMail

Problem: ChoiceMail and your email program have been working fine but all of a sudden, your email program will no longer connect to ChoiceMail to retrieve mail.

Solution: There are several possibilities.

1.The first is that something else on your system changed the email account settings in your email program so that it can no longer connect to ChoiceMail. If you are using an email program explicitly supported by ChoiceMail's setup wizard, try rerunning the setup wizard. The setup wizard can be found under the options menu in ChoiceMail 2.6 or greater.

If the setup wizard does not solve the problem, or if you are using an email program that cannot be configured automatically by ChoiceMail, please see this page for information on how to reconfigure your email program manually.

2. The second possibility is that your firewall has started blocking ChoiceMail. We have seen this happen when some people update XP to the new service pack (SP2) which enables the built-in firewall. You will need to check your firewall settings to make sure that ChoiceMail has full permission as both a client and a server.

3. The third possibility is that the definition of 'localhost' got changed on your machine. We have seen this happen on some occasions when recent versions of Office are installed.

To test this, open a command prompt and type
ping localhost
and then press Enter

The actual IP address that is displayed should be
If it is anything else, and in particular if you see ::1 then you will need to modify the server settings in your email program to refer explicitly to the IP address above. If you already know how to change the POP3 and SMTP server settings in your email program, just change them from localhost to

If you are not familiar with the process of changing these settings, please refer to our article on manual configuration of email programs which can be found here.


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