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Full user review
"Seems to work okay, appears to have some glitches..."
1)I like that it catches & labels emails "spam" or "good". Most of which it does correctly.
2)Also like bouncing this "junk" back to the spammers.
3)It works sufficiently with my main Hotmail account which gets the bulk of my messages.
4)I have other email accounts linked to my Hotmail account, they too got checked. Meaning that, even though the "free" version allows for only 1 email address, I get all my accounts that are linked filtered. Great Plus!
1)Set up took awhile to figure out, using the different options and how they affected what the program was doing.
2)Doesn't open my email account in Firefox, it opens in IE, which I rarely use.
3)When I open this program 1st, I still find that I have junk email in my Hotmail account, which I then have to move to my inbox w/o opening, of course, go back to Mailwasher and have it re-check the mail to catch the invader. Seems to defeat the idea of preventing "spam" from reaching your PC if you have to go thru this process, but this maybe apart of the programs learning process.
I installed this "free" version on 1/20/2012.
After figuring out the POP and SMTP settings for my Hotmail account and clearing my "inbox" of 8500+ messages, I set about trying this.
I was very satisfied with it initially, but noticed that, occasionally there were glitches that showed "error" codes when I would open it to check my mail. Some messages that had been labeled friend or foe previously, would come back requiring designation again.
Jury is still out on this program for me, so I don't see my self paying for the "pro" version until I get a better feel for whether this is actually stopping junk or at least catching it w/o me having to open my regular account and moving it to my "inbox".
Because I cleaned my emails out, I'm hoping that some of my experience with this program is from it "learning" what's what.
Finally, I would say that if you don't mind tweaking the program to better suit your needs, this maybe for you.
It's definitely not a download 'n go deal.