MailWasher MailWasher 7.12.29 for Windows

by MailWasher

Avg. Rating 3.9 (153 votes)

File Details

File Size 22.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 20,686
Publisher MailWasher
Homepage MailWasher

Publisher's Description

MailWasher is an easy way to check and manage your emails before you download them. It is a powerful email checker with effective spam elimination. Discover the safe way to stop unwanted viruses and emails before they get to your computer. It is so easy to set up and use that you'll be managing your email like a pro in seconds. It can even be used as an effective privacy tool.

The Free version is limited to one email address.

Latest Reviews

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 24, 2014

Used since it first appeared on PC mag Disks (90's)
If you Understand Headers, This App allows to make
Your Own Rules.... Excellent 5*

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 24, 2014

Used since it first appeared on PC mag Disks (90's)
If you Understand Headers, This App allows to make
Your Own Rules.... Excellent 5*

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 20, 2014

Changes in 7.4.0:
Recycle Bin can now optionally display all logged emails, not just deleted.
Sync support for MailWasher Mobile 2.0 (to be released soon)
Added more information into Email Info screen
Improved Contact Importer
Improved Account Importer
Improved Sync for MailWasher Mobile
Fix for MW not downloading enough data on message preview
Improved Account Setup steps for account creation
Updated Language files
Updated DNSBL files
Updated Account Server files
Misc small tweaks and fixes

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 20, 2014

There are some really dumb comments here from people who clearly don't know what the program does. I've used it for years and it's very good at doing what it says on the box... Just read the box first.

LurkerLito

LurkerLito reviewed v2012 1.20 on Jun 21, 2012

It is a good program. I loved it when I was using it, but to me it is SERIOUSLY flawed. You buy it and it expires. Every year you have to pay them to continue using it. So it is not buy to own but a yearly subscription. I used my own filters and not their "online databases" but still I cannot use the program I purchased. I was a loyal user since v6, but I won't support programs that expire. At the time I bought the 20xx versions they didn't mention this little nugget of info. When I complained about the extortion, they offered me another year but I didn't accept it. You can stop supporting a program, you can make it so you can't get updates, but if you make it stop working even though it was installed and working, your program is garbage.

So just be warned. It is NOT shareware or anything of the type as listed on this page. It is a trial software that is subscribed to with a yearly fee attached. It's not even as nice as the antivirus software, most of those expire but you can keep using them but not updating the definitions, this program won't even load once expired. I guess they didn't like the fact that you could write your own filters and not use their "online databases" and still have the program work quite effectively, so to keep leaching money out of you they just expired the program so you can't use it. I highly recommend you do NOT buy software that works this way.

grimbles

grimbles reviewed v6.5.4 on Jun 1, 2010

Negative posters here are not terribly bright:
1) Not everyone likes and uses webmail.
2) MailWasher allows the user to deal with (delete) spam and unwanted email at the server, so it is never downloaded to the computer.

MailWasher is a terrific spam/email manager. Quickly and easily preview emails held on the server with one click. Mark any unwanted emails for deletion then one click to view the remainder through your email client.

Spam never gets near your machine....too easy!!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 15, 2009

Um, ok. So this program get all my mail first, lets me look at all the spam and all the messages, delete them if I choose. THEN I have to open my email program and get the messages again?

This is a strange way of dealing with email, seems like it would be a much slower process.

I would just switch my email client to Thunderbird, train the spam filter by showing it spam and non-spam messages, (no one trains their filter which is why most of them fail) and that would take care of it in a single program.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 15, 2009

I get gobs of spam with my Gmail account and Gmail picks them up, where as Mail washer couldn't recognize a single spam email. Not impressed at all.

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 14, 2009

MailWasher is an excellent program. I've been using it for a very long time.

Pfurri, you gave the free version of the app a rating of 1 because it doesn't support multiple accounts? How lame is that? The Pro version supports multiple accounts.

Pfurri

Pfurri reviewed v6.5 on May 19, 2009

Forget it, just 1 account possible !!!

Avg. Rating 3.9 (153 votes)
Your Rating
BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 24, 2014

Used since it first appeared on PC mag Disks (90's)
If you Understand Headers, This App allows to make
Your Own Rules.... Excellent 5*

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 24, 2014

Used since it first appeared on PC mag Disks (90's)
If you Understand Headers, This App allows to make
Your Own Rules.... Excellent 5*

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 20, 2014

Changes in 7.4.0:
Recycle Bin can now optionally display all logged emails, not just deleted.
Sync support for MailWasher Mobile 2.0 (to be released soon)
Added more information into Email Info screen
Improved Contact Importer
Improved Account Importer
Improved Sync for MailWasher Mobile
Fix for MW not downloading enough data on message preview
Improved Account Setup steps for account creation
Updated Language files
Updated DNSBL files
Updated Account Server files
Misc small tweaks and fixes

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v7.4.0 on Nov 20, 2014

There are some really dumb comments here from people who clearly don't know what the program does. I've used it for years and it's very good at doing what it says on the box... Just read the box first.

LurkerLito

LurkerLito reviewed v2012 1.20 on Jun 21, 2012

It is a good program. I loved it when I was using it, but to me it is SERIOUSLY flawed. You buy it and it expires. Every year you have to pay them to continue using it. So it is not buy to own but a yearly subscription. I used my own filters and not their "online databases" but still I cannot use the program I purchased. I was a loyal user since v6, but I won't support programs that expire. At the time I bought the 20xx versions they didn't mention this little nugget of info. When I complained about the extortion, they offered me another year but I didn't accept it. You can stop supporting a program, you can make it so you can't get updates, but if you make it stop working even though it was installed and working, your program is garbage.

So just be warned. It is NOT shareware or anything of the type as listed on this page. It is a trial software that is subscribed to with a yearly fee attached. It's not even as nice as the antivirus software, most of those expire but you can keep using them but not updating the definitions, this program won't even load once expired. I guess they didn't like the fact that you could write your own filters and not use their "online databases" and still have the program work quite effectively, so to keep leaching money out of you they just expired the program so you can't use it. I highly recommend you do NOT buy software that works this way.

grimbles

grimbles reviewed v6.5.4 on Jun 1, 2010

Negative posters here are not terribly bright:
1) Not everyone likes and uses webmail.
2) MailWasher allows the user to deal with (delete) spam and unwanted email at the server, so it is never downloaded to the computer.

MailWasher is a terrific spam/email manager. Quickly and easily preview emails held on the server with one click. Mark any unwanted emails for deletion then one click to view the remainder through your email client.

Spam never gets near your machine....too easy!!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 15, 2009

Um, ok. So this program get all my mail first, lets me look at all the spam and all the messages, delete them if I choose. THEN I have to open my email program and get the messages again?

This is a strange way of dealing with email, seems like it would be a much slower process.

I would just switch my email client to Thunderbird, train the spam filter by showing it spam and non-spam messages, (no one trains their filter which is why most of them fail) and that would take care of it in a single program.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 15, 2009

I get gobs of spam with my Gmail account and Gmail picks them up, where as Mail washer couldn't recognize a single spam email. Not impressed at all.

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 14, 2009

MailWasher is an excellent program. I've been using it for a very long time.

Pfurri, you gave the free version of the app a rating of 1 because it doesn't support multiple accounts? How lame is that? The Pro version supports multiple accounts.

Pfurri

Pfurri reviewed v6.5 on May 19, 2009

Forget it, just 1 account possible !!!

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed v6.3b on Feb 5, 2009

Where's the changelog? Not here. Not on the website. Install an unknown over my current version? No way. 5 stars for version 6.3

ADDENDUM Feb 9: Quote from firetrust:
"this was a unexpected update in the weekend, just a few minor changes, so not worth updating if all is going OK with you there"

pohlman

pohlman reviewed v6.3 on Dec 13, 2008

I've been using this for years and haven't had an issue since 5.0 or so. It's the perfect solution not only for dealing with spam but also filtering and clearing other unwanted or unnecessary email without having to download it from the server. Over time, you'll find lots of other neat little personal uses for it. I can't live without it now.

mizkitty

mizkitty reviewed v6.3 on Oct 13, 2008

Have to say I've been using this program for years also and it works great...
I love being able to delete spam off the mail server w/o ever having to actually download it.

pjb

pjb reviewed v6.3 on Oct 13, 2008

It appears 'Undesired Username' has never used the programme. If the programme is used you can easily find options never to show spam!

For those that have used it, including myself since its very early days - it the probably the best way to get rid of spam, and never download it. No plugin's, thus not tied to a specific email client.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v6.3 on Oct 13, 2008

I've always thought the whole MailWasher approach was senseless. Rather than use a spam filter that gets obvious spam messages out of your face, where you can look at them at your convenience (or never), it forces you to always have to look at spam, and take an extra step just to get all of your email.

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