Thunderbird Mail "Mail Washer"

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by wc, Jul 25, 2005.

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    wc Guest

    I use a program called "Mail Washer" by Firetrust (New Zealand) that
    examins all mail before it is downloaded. Some is preselected by the
    program as known Spam, and it learns from what is deleted when it is
    checked by the addressee before downloading. I have used it for a
    coupule of years, and find it's the best ever. I believe there is a
    free version and one for sale. I've used both, and the PRO version is
    miles ahead of the freebie.

    Here is the URL for anyone interested:

    wc, Jul 25, 2005
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    Tom Guest

    A similar feature to this is native to Firebird. That is, it is already
    there. You have to "train it", at first, but then it is very good at
    putting spam etc., in the junk folder for you before it shows up in your
    Tom, Jul 25, 2005
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    SteveG Guest

    The downside, as far as I'm concerned, of the TB junk mail feature is
    that it only decides what is junk after downloading the email. If there
    is a virus in one of these mails AVG still reports it even though it's
    going straight into the junk folder. I'm not complaining that AVG
    reports the virus - better that than not - but when using Mail Washer
    the emails are never even downloaded from the ISP's server. This saves
    time and eliminates the possibility of infection.

    I thoroughly recommend Mail Washer.
    SteveG, Jul 25, 2005
  4. I also used Mailwasher, and it works fine indeed. But so does the
    inbuilt spamfilter of Thunderbird, as I found out trying it in 1.0.4 on
    my new system. The latter saves a few actions, while the former is
    easier to scan visually for "leftovers", because it nicely marks goed
    mail in green and bad mail in red, while leaving the leftovers white.
    Hence I will return to Mailwasher, because the visual check of mail not
    marked green, combined with the marking of filternames, is much quicker
    than having to check all mail.

    Vriendelijke groet,
    Jan van Aalderen, Amstelveen
    Wie mijn raad volgt, doet zulks geheel op eigen risico!
    Reactie op usenetpostjes in de groep. Email zie ik niet.
    Jan van Aalderen, Jul 26, 2005
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