MailWasher Pro 7 Review
MailWasher Pro 7 Review
Modern technologies significantly simplify our everyday life; among them it is worth making a mention of so called electronic mails (or as commonly used emails). Email is one of the most widely used types of service on the Internet; it is not just a way to deliver messages but also the most important means of communication and information sharing. Of course, it goes without saying that the email service has got a lot of advantages as compared with the postal service. It is enough to mention some of them efficiency, ease of use, availability, cheapness, reliability, speed of delivery, and so on.
But, unfortunately, the email service, as everything in this world, has got serious disadvantages, and the most serious of them is so-called spam, or speaking, in other words, those messages which are sent from unknown people to you. Some of spam messages are harmless and contain mainly advertising, but some may be very dangerous and inflict danger on you and your computer because they might comprise malicious files, viruses or links to unsafe websites.
It is very difficult to get rid of spam but, fortunately, it is possible. There are a lot of software applications which intended for reliable filtering and blocking malicious messages. MailWasher Pro 7 belongs to this kind of program.
MailWasher Pro 7 is an email client with a very wide range of abilities. The program is specially designed for safe and reliable working with mailboxes. The main feature of the program is its reliability and security; it creates a special virtual space and allows you to process all messages without downloading them to your computer; this means that malware will not be able to enter or reach your PC and you will be always safe.
Download and Installation
MailWasher Pro 7 is a very popular anti-spam application that is a creation of Firetrust company which was founded in 2000 and currently headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company specializes in the development of anti-spam, (OkInbox, Benign), VPN (HideAway) and security (Webroot) applications.
MailWasher Pro 7 is available for download from the official Firetrust website and the size of the program is quite small, just about 20 MB.
The program comes in two different versions – Free and Pro. The free version includes all necessary features for reliable and safe removal of spam but it lacks some advanced features which are only available in the Pro one, for example, you can use multiple email addresses, get unlimited support, etc. (the full list of feature comparison is given below on the screenshot).
The trial version of the program is fully functional for 30 days and available in more than 20 languages. Currently MailWasher Pro 7 is priced at $29.95 (one-year license which can be used for up to 3 computers and a lifetime license costs about $100.00).
The installation procedure is very easy and takes minutes to complete. All you need is to perform standard actions, i.e. you have to select a desired language for the program interface, accept the license agreement, choose the type of install (i.e. Standard or Custom) and configure shortcuts.
After completing the installation, the program will help you to configure your email accounts. All you need is to follow the setup wizard and complete three easy steps, firstly, add account description and your email address, secondly, specify an incoming server type (POP3 or IMAP), server address, username and password and, thirdly, select the application for checking your emails (for example, Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc., or some email clients- Bat, Mozilla Thunderbird, and so on).
The Interface of the Program
The interface of MailWasher Pro 7 consists of three tabs:
Inbox – at the top of the window there are three buttons – Check Mail (it allows you to load email messages from your default email account or from all other accounts at the same time), Wash Mail (with the help of this button you can get rid of all unwanted and spam messages) and Mail Program (by default it displays your configured email account, for example, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.).
A little below there is a message table in which are gathered all email messages from the selected email account. You have the possibility to view the status and size of any email message, information about senders, etc.
At the bottom of the Check Mail tab is located a message preview pane which shows a full text of each selected email message. The program allows you to mark a message as spam, add to friends list, etc., in addition, you can view detailed email info, i.e. sender’s name, domain, links, attachments, etc.
On the right side of MailWasher Pro 7 there is a Spam Tools sidebar which displays a full list of senders added to friends or blacklisted and contains a set of filters for configuring restored emails, languages, etc.
Recycle Bin – in this tab is displayed all email messages deleted by you. The program allows you to perform several actions, for example, you can restore deleted messages or remove them permanently, etc.
Settings – this tab contains some options for configuring the main settings of the program, for example, you can add a new email account or remove an old one; sync your email account with mobile devices, and so on.
The Main Features of the Program
The program supports both POP3 and IMAP email accounts, so you will not find any problems using it. It finely works with all webmail providers such as Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, etc.; more than that, you can use MailWasher Pro 7 with your installed email client, for example, Mozilla Thunderbird, Bat, and so on.
Thanks to advanced algorithms and filters, MailWasher Pro 7 allows you to detect and get rid of any unwanted spam messages in just three easy steps – Check Mail, Mark Mail, and Wash Mail.
Check Mail – after checking and evaluating all messages in your inbox, the program will display all of them in the Message Table and sort emails by status, size, subject, received and account so you can easily find out when the message was received, how many KB is it, etc. With the help of Search Inbox, you have also the possibility to look for any mail.
MailWasher Pro 7 has got a special email preview pane which allows you to preview any message before downloading it. The program provides you with detailed information about any message. For security’s sake all information is displayed in plain text format and not in HTML format which may contain viruses and easily infect your computer.
After inspecting general information and sources of the email message, the program allows you to perform some actions with it, namely, you can mark email as spam or good, add it to friends list or blacklist, bounce or delete it.
It is worth saying some words about a very useful and necessary feature of the program called Bounce. With the help of this tool you can return or, speaking in other words, bounce an email message back to the spam sender and let him know that your email account is no longer exists. Thanks to this feature you will not receive any mails from spammers in the future.
In the Settings menu you can easily configure some settings for checking your email accounts, i.e. you have the possibility to check only default account when MailWasher Pro 7 starts or periodically check emails at specified time, etc.
Mark Mail – after checking all your email messages, you can proceed to the next step, i.e. you must determine what messages are good and what messages are spam. You have the possibility to mark all unwanted messages as spam and add them to the blacklist on the one hand and all safe messages as good and add them to friends list on the other hand.
Wash Mail – after performing all necessary actions, just click on the button Wash Mail and all spam and unwanted messages will be washed away for good.
Recycle Bin – you have accidentally deleted a very important email message? Do not worry! Thanks to MailWasher Pro 7 now you can easily restore it, just specify the deletion date (for example, today, the last 7 days, etc.) and the program will display all deleted messages and after clicking on the Restore button, it will be restored. In addition, you can also search for the desired deleted messages using a search box provided by the program, Just enter the name or subject of the message and the program will find it in seconds.
Sync – MailWasher Pro 7 allows you to sync your email accounts to mobile absolutely free. All you need is to create Firetrust login and then specify which account you want to sync to you mobile phone.
Filters – MailWasher Pro 7 contains additional filters which allow you to specify some rules for filtering email messages. The program offers three different filters – Restored Email, Language Filter and Not to me. The program allows you, for example, to filter and delete those messages which contain non-Latin characters or configure the messages which come from unknown sources, and so on.
First alert! – after enabling this feature of the program you will be able to use Firetrust external database of spam emails and get an additional layer of protection against spam messages.
Origin of Spam – with the help of the program you can manually create a list of spam servers by specifying their names and addresses and block them.
Windows XP – Windows 8/8.1
4 MB of RAM
4 MB of free hard disk space
A lot of viruses and other malware come to the operating system via spam messages, so it is very important to have a good program which can detect and eliminate all these threats. MailWasher Pro 7 is just that program that keeps the computer free from viruses and unwanted messages. Thanks to advanced filters, algorithms and many other features, it offers reliable and unique opportunity to stay safe online.
I think that everybody needs it, so I highly recommend it. Download, install it and be safe!
1. Full support for both POP3 and IMAP email accounts
2. Different filters for protecting PC from spam
And many others