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Why Use Choicemail?

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Because it works.

Spam now accounts for about two-thirds of all email. It costs most email users at least 15 minutes a day. Research shows that spam costs companies $400-800 per mailbox every year. And these costs are growing.

Permission-based email management is the only thing that actually solves, or ever will solve, the spam problem. (To learn more, read our whitepaper.) It is 100% effective, and ChoiceMail makes it available to you now.

With ChoiceMail, you will never get another piece of unwanted email because a message can reach your inbox in one of only four ways:

  • It is from someone on your whitelist
  • It is from a new sender whose registration request you accepted
  • It matches a permission rule you created
  • It is from a domain that is on your accepted domain list.
  • You approved it manually

In short, if an email is in your box, it’s because you want it there. ChoiceMail transfers the burden of dealing with email messages from people you don't know back to where they belong– the senders. Learn more and get your FREE trial for home or business!

Why ChoiceMail
Managing forged self-messages

Solution One oft-used tactic by spammers is to fake the FROM address so that it looks like a message you received was actually sent out by you.

By default, ChoiceMail detects and deletes such messages. It does this by adding a code to any outgoing messages that you address to yourself and then deletes incoming messages that don't have that extra information in them.

However, some vendors and some automated systems sometimes send email to you using your own address as the sender even though of course you are not the sender. As an aside, we suggest that you complain to any vendor that does this. The fact of the matter is that they are forging your email address (even if they are doing it with the best of intentions). Ultimately, they will have to change this mechanism as systems such as sender-id and SPF will prevent such messages from being received by your ISP.

In the meantime, there are several ways you can deal with this issue if you really need to receive such messages. The best approach of course is to give vendors one of your virtual email addresses (available only in ChoiceMail One) because such messages will be automatically allowed through without challenge.

If you do not in general receive spam that uses your own address, then you can switch off ChoiceMail's detection from the Options | Preferences menu.

A third way to handle it is to create a permission rule that looks for something else in the header from the vendor or system that is using your email address and use the detection of that header to "validate" the message and let it through.

For more information about permission rules and how to create them, please see this article in the online help.

 

What our users say:

ChoiceMail Enterprise - what can I say; it works! Our spam has been eliminated, our productivity has increased and our users are happier since switching to ChoiceMail. Thanks for creating a spam solution that I can count on.

Andrew R. - MIS Manager

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