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MailWasher Pro prevents email viruses and unsolicited messages from reaching your inbox, preview mails before they are downloaded to your inbox and bounce emails back so it looks like your address does not exist any longer.


  • bounce
    Bounce back unwanted e-mails so it looks as if your email address is not valid. This will make the sender think your address is no longer active so your name can be removed from their list. This unique feature is great for privacy and it couldn’t be simpler!
  • delete
    Delete unwanted e-mails before you download them. You’ll be able to see who the email is from, the subject, and the attachment. This will enable you to decide if you want to delete the email or keep it. A great way to stop viruses or large attachments.
  • analyze
    MailWasher analyses each email as it arrives and warns you if it is suspected junk mail or a virus by heuristic checking and filtering. The standard status categories are - Normal, Virus, Possibly virus, Possibly spam, Probably spam, Chain letter, Blacklisted, Blacklisted by (ORDB, Spam Cop etc).
  • blacklist
    Any e-mails you bounce back get their senders details put on the blacklist for easy removal if they come back. You can even set it to automatically bounce and delete blacklisted e-mails, or whole domains off the server. Plus, MailWasher can use external blacklists such as ORDB and Spam Cop or you can specify your own.
  • friends list
    Add your friends email addresses to MailWasher and they will always be recognized. You can even hide your friends from the screen so the spam is easy to recognize.
  • preview
    You can preview the message in your email to see what the sender has to say before downloading it. Just double click on the message.
  • filtering
    Effective filtering to automatically spot spam, plus it uses a customizable list of blacklisted e-mail senders and/or regular expressions to filter out potential spammer addresses and messages.
  • it’s free
    That’s right, you can keep on using this program and it won’t expire. You are offered the chance to register MailWasher and pay a price you think it is worth. Think of this payment as a tip - so please contribute something. This payment will help with the continued development of MailWasher and allow me to make a living. This payment can be as low as $3 or as high as you wish. If you find MailWasher useful and continue to use it, please register. As an incentive, our own advert on the software will be removed, you will receive a guide on getting the most out of MailWasher and combating spam, and a contribution of at least $20 will allow you to access our support desk.
  • email overlay.
    New messages will come in and will reside in the screen until processed. Fast download of message headers, we have clocked speeds of 25 email message headers per second.
  • simplicity
    No flashy gimmicks, so easy to use that you won’t feel like you have to learn a whole new program. In fact it has the familiar look and feel of Outlook Express. It's as easy as 1,2,3. Just check mail, mark for deletion/bounce, then process mail. Plus, MailWasher is only one file, and it won't distribute loads of other files all over your hard drive.
  • other features
    Check mail at different intervals. Don’t check mail at certain times. Play a sound when an email arrives, or be notified visually. Email log. Comprehensive help documentation on this site.

This program is so simple to use, just leave it going and process your mail when you want to.
MailWasher Pro, the anti-spam programm.


Once mail headers have been downloaded into MailWasher Pro, the MailWasher icon will flash to alert the user of new mail. A double left-click on the MailWasher icon (in the tray bar) will open a window with a display of all messages waiting to be downloaded on the mail server.

At this point, the user may preview a message, or flag offending messages for deletion, bounce, or blacklist. Emails which are not flagged may be safely downloaded to a favorite mail program (such as Outlook Express, Netscape Mail, Eudora, etc).


MailWasher Pro uses pre-set Blacklist DNS servers, meaning that will actively compare all emails received against known spam offenders and automatically place the sender on a temporary blacklist. This is an extremely useful and accurate feature for detecting unsolicited mail.
Using heuristics, MailWasher Pro is also able to "guess" whether an email is Spam or contains a Virus, and marks the incoming mail as such. Heuristic levels can be adjusted to make MailWasher Pro more or less sensitive to suspect mail.
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