Why Use Choicemail?


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
Virtual email addresses - dealing with vendors and newsletters

The question often arises as to what do you do so that messages from vendors, newsletters, or other automated systems can get through to you since such systems typically don't respond to challenge requests.

Depending on your needs, there are multiple solutions:

1) When you order something from a vendor with whom you haven't dealt in the past, you will typically get a confirmation from them within a few seconds. Since you KNOW you have ordered something, it's trivial to keep an eye on your unknown senders list for a minute or two to watch for the message. You can then approve that address so as to receive all future messages from that vendor. We recommend that you sort your senders by received date so that the new message is trivially visible at the top of your list.

2) We note, with not a little pride, that vendors are becoming more aware of the value and power of permission-based anti-spam systems. More and more vendors now inform you on their website what email address they will use so that you can preapprove their email.

3) For newsletters, you typically know (or at least you SHOULD know) from where you are receiving them. Therefore you can trivially preapprove the ones you want. Note that not approving such newsletters is a trivial way to stop getting mail you don't want when you have been unable to get the company in question to take you off their lists (as well as those who put you on a list without your permission).

4) The ultimate solution is to take advantage of our virtual email address feature.

A virtual email address is a temporary email address you can create and give out to vendors, newsletter systems and so forth so that you don't have to release your real email address. The main purpose of virtual addresses is to ensure that email from legitimate senders of automated email (i.e., senders whom you can't realistically whitelist in advance, such as online vendors and newsletters) will get to your inbox without your having to search for them. Depending on how you create and give out your virtual addresses, you can also tell who is responsible for passing your address on to a spammer. Once a virtual email address has been compromised (i.e. you start getting spam through that address), you can simply throw it away and create a new one with a different name.

If you are using a separate virtual email address for each of your vendors and/or mailing lists, then you only need to contact that one entity to change your address. If you are sharing virtual email addresses among multiple entities, then you will need to contact all of them. This is the main reason you may wish to buy a larger number of virtual email addresses.

You can use virtual email addresses with retail versions ChoiceMail 2.5 or greater.

There are some reasonable restrictions on virtual email addresses. Virtual email addresses are intended to allow things like receipts and notification from vendors, text postings from newsgroups and so forth. They are not intended to be used to receive large attachments such as documents and photographs. The actual size of messages allowed through virtual email is therefore limited to prevent abuse of the virtual email address feature.

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