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
Synchronizing ChoiceMail folders
If you are using ChoiceMail One on multiple computers, you will need to synchronize a number of files as you switch from one computer to the other so that ChoiceMail has the correct data to process incoming mail. If you don't do this, you run the risk of losing registrations as ChoiceMail will ignore an incoming registration response if it does not know that it previously sent out a request.

You also need to synchronize so that your whitelist, blacklist and permission rules are always up to date.

Make sure you have shut ChoiceMail One down completely before you copy or restore these files to avoid losing any information.

The following is a list of key files and/or folders with an indication as to whether they should be synchronized. If a filename is not mentioned here, you can safely assume that it doesn't matter whether you synchronize it or not.

Some files are optional - if the file does not exist on your machine, then you can safely ignore it.

All references to filenames or folders assume you are starting in the folder where ChoiceMail is installed.

Make sure you keep backups. DigiPortal Software cannot help you restore these files if you lose them other otherwise cause them to become corrupted. DigiPortal Software cannot provide support for problems due to mistakes caused by synchronization.

You can easily backup the entire ChoiceMail system simply by copying the contents of the ChoiceMail folder and subfolders to some other location on your system. ChoiceMail does not install any files in the Windows system folders and so is completely self-contained.

Please ensure that you have a legally purchased copy of ChoiceMail for each computer on which you wish to run ChoiceMail.

File or folder name Type Purpose Synchronize
AcceptedDomains Folder Your list of accepted domains is stored inside this folder Yes
Aliases Folder Your alias list is stored inside this folder Yes
AwayMessage Folder Data for the away auto-responder Yes
mailboxes Folder Contains all your mail messages (approved, blocked and deleted) Yes
PendingRequests Folder Yes
RejectedDomains Folder Your list of rejected domains is stored inside this folder Yes
Rules Folder Your permission rules Yes
Senders Folder Stores information about each sender Yes
cmdb.mdb Database file As of version 2.5, information that was previously stored in various INI files is now being stored in a database file instead. Over time, all standalone information will be merged into this single database. Yes
Choicemail.ini File Stores configuration information for connecting to your ISP as well as port information for your email application NEVER
PopManager.ini File Stores more information about your connections NEVER
CoachSettings.ini File Remembers your coach settings No
SmptQueue.ini File Queued registrations Yes
Users.ini File Preferences and accounts Never
Custom.ini File Foreign language support Yes

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