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
After upgrading, ChoiceMail can't connect to the internet and/or my email program can't connect to ChoiceMail

This is NOT a bug in ChoiceMail. We've seen this issue with a couple of firewall products that don't properly detect that a product has "changed" due to an upgrade. Consequently, they just SILENTLY start blocking ChoiceMail. From your perspective of course, it seems as if ChoiceMail is broken. It isn't!

Based on feedback from customers, it appears that Norton Internet Security is most often responsible for this problem. Incidentally, we've also seen this when Norton's product is updated through their LiveUpdate process so the same symptom can be seen even if you did not upgrade ChoiceMail.

Three suggestions

1) Try removing all references to ChoiceMail from Norton, then rerun ChoiceMail and hopefully Norton will redetect ChoiceMail at which point you can give it permission again.

2) Complain to Symantec (it's THEIR bug)

3) Switch to a better firewall. Again, based on feedback from customers, ZoneAlarm (, which even has a free version available, works far better than other firewalls, correctly detects changes to programs and prompts you appropriately.

What our users say:

I tell them that I don't have that problem since I have ChoiceMail One.

Debra B.


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