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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!

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Sending emails - configuring authentication settings

If you suddenly find that you are unable to send mail out, a very likely cause is that your ISP now requires authentication for outgoing mail. You may also see the error "Relay access denied".

1. In ChoiceMail, click on Options | Configuration...
2. In the section called "Outgoing mail server", check the box called "This server requires authentication"
3. Click on the Authentication Settings button - a new dialog will pop up
4. Make sure that the "Use same username and password as incoming server" checkbox is not checked
5. In the Account name and Password fields, provide the username and password given to you by your ISP. This is normally (but not always) the same username/password used for your POP3 settings. If you're not sure, please check with your ISP.
6. Make sure that the "Log on using Secure Password Authentication" checkbox is not checked
7. Click OK to close the Authentication Settings dialog
8. Click OK to close the ChoiceMail Configuration window

9. Open your email application and go to the email account settings dialog
(Unfortunately the actual process depends on the particular email program you are using - you may need to refer to your email program's documentation for this step
10. Select the account that is configured to connect to ChoiceMail - if you have multiple accounts configured to connect to ChoiceMail you will need to repeat the steps below for each account.
11. (Note - do NOT change the incoming POP3 settings in any of these accounts - those settings are already configured to communicate with ChoiceMail)
12. There should be a section somewhere related to configuring your outgoing server, sometimes called your SMTP server.
13. In that section, you will find a checkbox where you can indicate that your outgoing server requires authentication - make sure it is checked
14. You will have the option to use the same settings as your incoming mail server - do not use this option - you must specify the settings explicitly, as you did in step 5 above for ChoiceMail
15. Set the username and password exactly the same way as you did in step 5 above
16. Click OK to close out of your email account settings.

Everything should now be configured properly
 

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