Pro automatically detects spam by scanning the body text, consulting
online databases of known spam, together with blacklists users have
created and optional user-configured filters.
The software has a simple three-step process:
1. Check incoming mail
2. Mark mail for deletion and/or bounce
3. Process mail
The software then assigns incoming mail with a
status recommending what action you should take. MailWasher
Pro has a unique bounce feature, which sends a message back
to the sender making it appear as though your e-mail address does
not exist. Safely previewing mail from your ISPís server, MailWasher
Pro eliminates spam before it can pose a security threat to
a your computer. After thus screening your email, you can then open
your mail program from the MailWasher Pro window if desired. MailWasher
Pro supports the POP3 protocol - which is the most common way
to access e-mail. It also supports Hotmailís 110 million users who
receive around 80% of all spam according to reports!
Because the software utilizes human intelligence,
legitimate mail is never blocked and only messages that have
been bounced are added to the users Blacklist. Trusted senders can
be added to the Friends list ensuring messages from family, friends
and colleagues are never flagged.