Choicemail Version 2.0 Eliminates Spam, Increases Security & Supports Multiple IdentitiesAnti-Spam Solution for Consumers & Corporate Market; Allows User to Customize Set-Up for Better Control of Junk Mail on the Desktop
ORLANDO, FLA – September 9, 2003 – ChoiceMail One Version 2.0, DigiPortal Software’s latest version of its leading-edge anti-spam solution, was announced today by DigiPortal Software Inc., a leading developer of information management tools designed to provide users with powerful solutions to combat information overload and inappropriate Internet content.
ChoiceMail One Version 2.0 has added numerous new features, including enhanced security, a family friendly feature that allows parents to exercise control over their children’s incoming email messages, full support for multiple identities and enhanced permission management.
While most anti-spam solutions on the market lock users into a full challenge/response system or one based on rules or Bayesian Theory filters which spammers have already found ways to beat, ChoiceMail allows the user to customize the way they set up spam control on their desktop. The user can set up a permission-based system for unknown senders, which means that they can choose who they wish to receive email from and add them to an approved whitelist. ChoiceMail also has built in mechanisms to effectively deal with mailing lists and newsletters in spite of claims that anti spam solutions cannot handle them. This flexibility allows an email user to use their personal definition of spam.
- Optional Challenge/Response & Customizable – Unlike most other anti-spam solutions, ChoiceMail One enables its users to define the control they have over “junk email”.” If a user is interested in eliminating 100% of spam, they can set up a permission-based or challenge/response system and accept those to their approved whitelist. Users can also set up a system that combines both challenge/response and rules or filters, or just set up one or the other. With filters or rules alone, the sender would not receive a pop-up screen requesting them to verify that they are human, however even with improved more sophisticated filter based systems, this approach alone reduces the accuracy of eliminating unwanted spam.
- Family Friendly – This feature allows parents to exercise control over email that their children receive. Each user can now view their own email using password control and parents can control the whitelist/blacklist and permission rules for the household.
- Enhanced Security – Enhanced security allows the user to hide their email address in the challenge message. This allows users to control the content of the challenge message and prevent their email address from being harvested.
- Full Support for Multiple Identities – Users with multiple email accounts can now keep mail from each separate. As a result, MSN email, Hotmail or personal and business email are not mixed together making it much easier to manage incoming email.
- Configurable Download Interval – This addition allows users to control the length of the email download session. This feature is helpful to dial-up users and Road Warriors who receive a large quantity of email.
- Enhanced Permission Management – Users can now reference individual Received Headers with an index, which means that they can now easily check the server from which an email really came. Permission rules now support regular expressions. Although not intended for users to edit directly (they can), ChoiceMail allows more sophisticated rules to be downloaded and installed to block known spam. Transform rules are also implemented to pre-process messages to make it easier to detect spam.
- Mailing List Support – Despite the attack of permission-based systems on poorly handling mailing lists, ChoiceMail One is kind to mailing list servers since it recognizes incoming mail from mailing lists and does not send a challenge back. ChoiceMail knows to whom it sent challenges and it will simply throw away a response that does not come back from anyone else. Secondly, the responses can only be generated by DigiPortal servers, so ChoiceMail will simply ignore responses that come from anywhere else.
- Ease-of-use – Version 2.0 allows users to preview accepted emails in ChoiceMail without opening their email application, saving users time when looking for a specific message.
- Support for Visually-Disabled Users – Some systems are not usable by the visually impaired or blind users because they are unable to see the graphic that is used to ensure that a real person is responding. DigiPortal allows blind users to access this code by listening to an audio wav file that reads the code aloud to them. They can then type this information into the box, allowing them to verify the code independently.
- Enhanced Authentication Capability – New support for POP3 account credentials is now available with a SMTP server, including situations where SMTP servers require authentication with the same user name / password as the sending email address.
and upgrades from previous versions of ChoiceMail One are available at $14.95. Press & Analyst Contact:
Renee L. Blodgett