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MailWasher Free

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 236 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,228,347
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    21.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    94
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Spam Filters

Editors' Review

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This e-mail application aims to stop spam by letting you bounce e-mails from your POP3 server before you download them, fooling spammers into thinking your address isn't valid. You can add bounced senders to a personal blacklist that will bounce all future attempts automatically. If the spammer uses a program that purges bounced addresses, over time this should get your address off the list. Hotmail access is available only in the Pro edition of MailWasher, as is protection of multiple accounts. MailWasher Free works best for people with a single POP3 account, or as an extended demo for those who are considering buying the Pro version.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Pay close attention to poor reviews of this product."

April 29, 2014  |  By jdmong

2014-04-29 19:02:45  |  By jdmong

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 7.3

Pros

Taught me not to trust Firetrust

Cons

Problematic installations - freezes computer and requires manual shutdown. Will not permit uninstallation.

Summary

The spam e-mails I have been receiving these past few weeks have caused me less trouble and heartache than trying to try out this software.

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2 stars

"Mailwasher Free 7.3"

January 13, 2014  |  By morninglory

2014-01-13 06:16:31  |  By morninglory

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 7.3

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

Too confusing; I have use Mailwasher Free 6.5.4 for years with no problem. I deleted 7.3 immediately.

Summary

Some people might find that 7.3 works for them. I'm not one of them.

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1 stars

"Messy tool kit, probably??"

October 22, 2013  |  By davidroper

2013-10-22 19:25:00  |  By davidroper

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 7.2

Pros

I am sure it must do what it claims. I don't know.

Cons

I had to uninstall it. I use GMAIL (web email) and I could not figure out what to do - to use it. I'm a fairly good geek, and I have written programs for the FREEWARE world in the past that were well received. But after I installed it, I was absolutely lost for what to do next or how to do the next thing to use it.

Summary

You should try it for yourself. I was probably the one in a thousand with no clue. You will be smarter for sure.

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5 stars

"Still the best"

July 26, 2013  |  By meinioz

2013-07-26 14:39:44  |  By meinioz

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 7.2

Pros

Easy to use.
Clean user interface.
No false positives.
Learns and improves as it goes
Can be set up to automatically remove spam in the background without having to look at it ever.

Cons

Hm, hard to think of any, maybe better support for small screens?

Summary

I am amazed how bad the average rating of this superior product is. Looking closer it turns out to be customer service issues. Get real, the program is free, what do you expect. It is top notch. Clean, easy to use and it does a brilliant job. I have used Mailwasher for 10 years and I bought it back then, and yes mabe I was given a lifetime license, but who cares? This is ages ago, times change, a good product can not survive on good ratings alone, every business needs money to survive. Keep bashing good things just because your pride gets in the way, and we end up with more and more half baked low quality products in this world. This company does the right thing now. They give us good quality fully functional ad free program for free. Plus they offer a a paid version with more features, so that they can keep making good stuff.

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1 stars

"Don't trust this company"

April 05, 2013  |  By del9999

2013-04-05 14:04:46  |  By del9999

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 2012.1.20

Pros

The program works ok but the company stinks.

Cons

The program is good enough but don't even think about paying for a lifetime upgrade. I did and then 2 years later they withdrew it saying I had to pay for the next upgrade. Completly dishonest

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1 stars

"Really Sad"

March 06, 2013  |  By 20505Glide

2013-03-06 14:33:09  |  By 20505Glide

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 2012.1.20

Pros

Absolutely None

Cons

Enough to make me write a negative review

Summary

I've been a Mailwasher user for years. Advertising something as "Free" (even though I paid for a never to expire license - which did)
and then making me sign-up for something I don't want isn't free.

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5 stars

"Great program for checking email"

January 16, 2013  |  By ndhbol54qw1

2013-01-16 01:18:24  |  By ndhbol54qw1

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 2012.1.20

Pros

Easy setup and allows me to check my email before it gets to my pc without any fuss. Good time saver.

Cons

Comes with download.com's advertising based installer like all other software on download.com, but you can opt out of installing the advertised software during installation

Summary

Solid program, well worth the time to give it a try

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1 stars

"Loaded a spam program, even though checked not to."

November 25, 2012  |  By JtJt12944

2012-11-25 14:08:17  |  By JtJt12944

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 2012.1.20

Pros

Easy to uninstall. You will also need to uninstall the popup advertising program that came with it.

Cons

Loaded a spam advertising program, even though checked not to in install.

Summary

Why would I want to install MORE SPAM to get rid of EXISTING SPAM?
Cnet is getting ridiculous to allow more and more of this in the downloads.

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5 stars

"My Go-To Spam-buster for Outlook Express since 2003!"

May 10, 2012  |  By ChrusherComix

2012-05-10 07:00:45  |  By ChrusherComix

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 6.5.4

Pros

I've been using this program since 2003 when I needed to do some serious spam-busting before I downloaded my email via Outlook Express. Since I first used the program, I've used it with every new computer I've owned. Gives you the ability to screen, bounce, delete and bouce -and-delete. I find the complaints puzzling... I guess if you just use webmail, you simply do not need this.

Cons

None. If you use webmail, you don't need this. If you download your email to your PC, this is a great program to screen and/or bouce your emails before downloading.

Summary

If you use Windows Live Mail (or formerly Outlook Express), this program is a godsend and you'll use it all the time. If you use webmail, then you don't need this, just be quiet and use your webmail instead of putting a good program down just because you personally don't need it. Save negative comments for crappy programs, thanks.

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5 stars

"Fantastic program!"

February 22, 2012  |  By gingbat

2012-02-22 14:52:26  |  By gingbat

 |  Version: MailWasher Free 6.5.4

Pros

Liked it so much I brought the full version, (no ads!)
Bouncing works primo (not for spam though, just for pesky ex-friends)
Fantastic tech support!
Worked with my hotmail and gmail account, (can only setup one account in free version though)

Cons

None that I have found yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.7
  • Custom Filters 'Message Body' now applies after Base64 messages are decoded
  • OAUTH option now properly adjusts for SMTP
  • Option to disable OAUTH added
  • Added support for Google OAUTH
  • Added SIZE to Custom Filters
  • Custom Filters now support IS operator
  • Added READ column checkbox to mark/unmark all emails as Read
  • MailWasher now periodically runs a database VACUUM
  • Quick Reply now properly uses Reply-To
  • Fix for OAUTH and Recent Mode
  • Fix for certain SSL accounts failing to logon
  • Fix for obscure crash when setting scroll wheel behaviour
  • Fix for MW not matching UTF8 encoded email addresses
  • Fix for Blacklist and Friends List editing
  • Fix for Recycle Bin not updating on date rollover
  • Fix for blank/mismatched IMAP email
  • Fix for Download Read Email resetting on install
  • Fix for Cyrillic characters in database path causing database failing to open
  • Fix for UTF8 encoded Sender not matching Friends List/Blacklist
  • Fix for MailWasher not unfolding Long Header Fields (SpamAssassin fix)
  • Fix for non ASCII characters in data path
  • Fix for apostrophes in URLs
  • Fix for Scroll Wheel not scrolling message when switching to HTML view
  • Fix for URL warnings not showing in HTML emails
  • Fix for 'Always show event log' not saving between sessions
  • SQLite version updated
  • Updated Account Importer - Outlook 2016, Thunderbird
  • Updated Contact Importer
  • Misc small tweaks and fixes
  • General
    Publisher Firetrust
    Publisher web site http://www.firetrust.com/
    Release Date November 05, 2015
    Date Added November 09, 2015
    Version 7.7
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Spam Filters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 21.04MB
    File Name mailwasher_free_setup_7_7.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,228,347
    Downloads Last Week 94
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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