I'm gonna' wash that SPAM right outta' my hair

runs on Windows
screenshot of MailWasher

How much SPAM do you get in a day? And how much of your life do you waste in getting rid of it? Probably a lot, and too much, in that order. While we know that there's a special place in—you know, that hot place where bad people go—for spammers, that doesn't help you out now. There are lots of tools available to help you try to dig out from under the deluge of junk mail, but they can involve some heavy duty configuration headaches, and they don't always work for all the different flavors of mail you get, like POP, IMAP, online services like Gmail, and such.

It may be time to take a look at MailWasher. It's easy to install and set up, so you'll notice a decrease in spam shortly. You can preview messages on the server to start with, and teach this tool what SPAM is to you. Once you get it configured, turn it loose and good bye SPAM. If you happen to get over-zealous, there's a built-in recycle bin, so you can undelete those accidentally trashed messages.

MailWasher is a free download. It's a Windows app and should run under Win2k and later. If you need tech support, you'll need to upgrade to their "Pro" version, but frankly it all looks pretty straightforward.

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One Response to “I'm gonna' wash that SPAM right outta' my hair”

  1. Dave says:

    I’ve used Mailwasher almost from day one, upgrading to the pro version for multiple accounts and it’s invaluable to be able to look at the mail whilst still on the server. A bit like previewing your snail mail whilst it’s still in the sorting office! Also useful for use against folk who will insist on sending you enormous attachments that would otherwise take for ever to download. These can be teased out on a preview.