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!

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How do I move CMO v4.x from one computer to another?

There are two methods, but in both cases you should pick up all the messages remaining on the old computer, delete all unknown senders and purge your junkbox on the old computer. Then make sure you STOP the ChoiceMail service on the OLD computer to prevent it from downloading any new messages.

First method
On our downloads page:

You can find the whitelist/blacklist exporting tool that you can use to export your whitelist. Download this tool, save it to your OLD ChoiceMail folder (same folder where your ChoiceMail.exe is) and run it. You will be asked to enter your username (most likely your email address). The software will allow you to export your whitelist to a file. Please name the file with the .CSV extension. For example: cmwhitelist.csv

Then perform the following steps:

1) Make sure you set up your email application, on the new computer, exactly as your ISP wants you to and you can send and receive mail BEFORE you install ChoiceMail onto the new computer.
2) Download and install ChoiceMail and configure it so that it works on your new computer.
3) Click on Actions->Import address book and then import from the file. Select the file you exported to at the begining of these instructions.

Second method
This method should only be used in case you plan to move ChoiceMail to the exact same drive location on both computers. For example C:\Program Files\DigiPortal Software\ChoiceMail. If you are moving to different drive and location or have different set of addresses to protect - we recommend the first method.

1) Make sure you set up your email application, on the new computer, exactly as your ISP wants you to and you can send and receive mail BEFORE you install ChoiceMail onto the new computer.
2) Download and install ChoiceMail.
IMPORTANT: Do not configure any settings and do not run the setup wizard.
3) Make sure you STOP the ChoiceMail service on the new computer. To do this use the ChoiceMail Admin control Panel and click STOP to stop the service. Then EXIT the ChoiceMail Admin Control Panel. It is important that NO ChoiceMail programs are running while the files are being transfered.
3) Copy ALL files and folders from the old computer's ChoiceMail folder to the new one overwriting the files on the new computer.
4) Copy the file called choicemail.ini from the old computer to the new one. The file is located at the following location - on Windows XP "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\DigiPortal\" On Windows VISTA :C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\DigiPortal\ (you may have to show hidden files and folders in your file explorer to navigate to these folders)
5) Start the ChoiceMail service and ChoiceMail id desired.

Finally uninstall ChoiceMail from it once you have it running on the new computer and your settings are transfered.

What our users say:

after [installing] ChoiceMail One, zero, zilch, zip, not a single piece of spam.

Mary M.


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