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Please run the MailWasher Pro Statistics Collector

If you aren’t aware we are rewriting MailWasher from scratch, we are about 8 months into development and things are really shaping up well.

Here’s a video of the new program so far taken a couple of weeks ago

 

 

 

 

One of the challenges faced is we’ve often had to wonder, how many users have certain options set, or how many chose to display MailWasher a certain way over another. Frankly we have no real idea... we know how we use the software and we have a general feeling for how you use the software, but this is based on anecdotal evidence from our support emails and other feedback. We don’t have cold hard statistics to back up these ideas, and we think it’s time we tried to gather some to help us shape the new version of MailWasher Pro.

We’ve written a small utility program, that scans your MailWasher Pro settings and sends them back to us. It’s crucial we emphasise here, *no personal data is transmitted*. It’s simply a summary of your MailWasher settings and some machine specifications such as your Operating System, Display Resolution etc...

For some reassurance, here’s the results run from the machine used by none other than The Big Cheese

http://s3.amazonaws.com/Firetrust/stat-collector/1115369095.xml

 

 

So it would be greatly appreciated by all of us at Firetrust if you download and run the MailWasherStatCollector and help us understand how you use MailWasher, and that will ensure we make more informed decisions on our new version.

 

You can view more information and download the MailWasherStatCollector here http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/mailwasher-pro/stat-collector

 

EDIT : We have enough responses now, there is no need to run this any more.

 

You guys make the best spam

You guys make the best spam filter. It's been the best investment I've spent on all security tools since I've been online. Love it!! The new version looks awesome, can't wait to get my hands on it. Keep up the good work. TeMerc

Thanks TeMerc :)

Thanks TeMerc :)

I would LOVE to be able to

I would LOVE to be able to run the Spam Collector, but unfortunately it will not run on my mac, which is where I usually run Mailwasher "in anger". Love Mailwasher, consider it one of my best investments ever - even the mac version, which went off the market only a couple of months after I purchased it(!!). Looking forward to seeing the new windows version on my PC.

Sure dear, I will download

Sure dear, I will download it and run it on my Vista, let me check MailWasherStatCollector and review you, i m sure that will ensure you make more informed decisions on your new version, but does Mailwasher works on linux ? because i do have Linux too !!

Hi Mark MailWasher Pro 6

Hi Mark

MailWasher Pro 6 should run under Wine, our new version we are working on though will not run under Wine, and we intend to build a specific Linux/Mac version after we've completed the Windows version.

Are you sure that no

Are you sure that no personal data will be transmitted and you wont be checking any emails????? Because having an email account is something like having huge privacy, but if in any case that is hampered it wont be suitable. Apart from this issue, it sounds interesting. The trailer is good, hoping the newly version of MailWasher pro would be much more than its trailer.

Hi Amy It will transmit the

Hi Amy

It will transmit the names of your email servers.  Such as pop.gmail.com but it will not collect or transmit your usernames and passwords. 

Your 8 months hard work can

Your 8 months hard work can be seen very well in this progress video. you guys are making a fabulous thing, when it'll be completed and produced in the market, people will take no time and no thought in buying it and i would be one of them. I'm so sick of having spams and all, so m eagerly waiting for MailWasher..how long will it take more to be completed fully?

Thanks, we're looking at 2-3

Thanks, we're looking at 2-3 months away to get it completed and out to you.

I am a loyal user of

I am a loyal user of Mailwasher since Version 1. In fact I continue to use it to this day and love it. However, after reviewing your video of the upcoming upgrade and the rest of your site. I do not see any mention of the use of your original concept of Mailwasher. BOUNCING the spam back to the sender. Is this feature still available in current and upcoming versions?

Hi, yes bouncing is still

Hi, yes bouncing is still available in the current version and it will be an option in the new version as well. You will see from the video that there were quite a few things not in there yet.

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Is the new version going to

Is the new version going to be free to it's long time loyal users

No, there will be a minimal

No, there will be a minimal upgrade fee given this is a full rewritten version.

Hi, Guys; For some reason

Hi, Guys;
For some reason MailWasher Stats Collector will not run on my computer. Each time I try to run it I get a message that either your server is down or there is something wrong with my internet connection. I'm able to send and receive files and mail with no problem so I'm stumped as to why it's not working. I've even checked to see if it was allowed to access the net which it is. Any ideas?
Cheers.
Walter

Hi Walter I think they guys

Hi Walter

I think they guys took it offline now, though we got planty of really useful stats for us to see and work with :)

I ran into the same thing as

I ran into the same thing as Walter, and I just downloaded and installed the reporter this week (mid-November). So if you don't need the stats any more, perhaps you could remove the invitation to do this off your page?

Chris/admin. I've been using

Chris/admin. I've been using MailWasher for something like 10 years now, both free then Pro. It is the most valued program on my PC and I would not use emails without MailWasher taking a look first. Always recommended by me. Will the new version be able to copy settings over from Pro6.5?
You've mention before that the release date would likely be about 2/3 months, so would you now say this will be around October 2009? You also say there will be a minmal upgrade fee, will this fee included a subscrpition to Firetrust Anti-spam update service?
Not a fan of your Bouncing feature though. Most bounced emails end up on highjacked PC's or cloned email accounts. You'd need to convice me of the effective use of this feature.

Cheers,
Derek

Hi Derek. Whenever possible

Hi Derek. Whenever possible we'll be using the old MailWasher Pro settings in the new version, and we'll hopefully be releasing in October, though maybe early November depending on how things progress. The upgrade fee I don't believe will include any FirstAlert subscription, though any existing FirstAlert account will still function.

"Derek" wrote on the 28th

"Derek" wrote on the 28th September :

""Not a fan of your Bouncing feature though. Most bounced emails end up on highjacked PC's or cloned email accounts. You'd need to convice me of the effective use of this feature.""

Hmmm! I have always found [with two different ISP's here in Hong Kong] that the FIRST attempt to "bounce is APPARENTLY successful, yet if one tries to bounce the same message again - it says that it is [effectively] a "dud" e'mail address I'm attempting to bounce to - and I KNOW the "Bounce" address is "GOOD" - it is for the ISP abuse@Netvigator.com or even a "test" to my own e'mail address - that too says it is impossible to send.

I give a decided "THUMBS DOWN" to the fake "BOUNCE" facility - especially as I want to drive home to my ISP that I disdeign the crap "boilerplate" replies they send me whenever I send SPAM to "abuse@Netvigator.com" !!!

I have NEVER had any success bouncing back via either of the HK ISPs I have used.

Hmmm ! One thing that has

Hmmm ! One thing that has struck me - the low limit of a mere 800 lines preview.

When I get crap responses to my complaints of SPAM & Scams from my useless ISP [Netvigator.com] - they send back 3.8MB of my message - which is mostly ASCII conversions of my many graphics files I lambast them with.

800 lines does NOT take in the masses MORE lines of strange ASCII that they send back to me - and which *I* want to dump back at them again in revenge.

Give me the opportunity to acquire all my original "yelling at them" - so I can do another "dump" on them for their crass stupidity at sending e'mails that are not personally addressed to me, and 99.999% of the time are to faked addresses anyway - but when told - Netvigator do damn all about stopping such messages.

Thus, it would be *GREAT* to dump 3.8MB of ASCII PLUS another dose of my "slagging off" jpg's on to their various addresses that are supposed to take action - but do NOT!

Hi, i wonder if there will be

Hi,

i wonder if there will be - finally - a backup feature available, to be able to backup program settings, friends list, blacklist, etc ... in case of re-installation ?

Thanks.

Hello Chris, I have used

Hello Chris,
I have used MailWasher almost since it's inception and I have nothing but praise for the program. I don't download any emails onto my PC or laptop without first using MailWasher. I remember how bad spam was before MailWasher and ISP's using Spam filters. It's a sensational program and the new one looks even better and I can't wait to try it.

I've been using Mailwasher

I've been using Mailwasher for several years and it's a real asset in filtering unwanted mail. But, I have to check a couple of accounts belonging to other people in the process of my work (fully authorized by those persons) and one of these people almost never archives mail and his inbox generally has upwards of 200 emails. As I also have to travel in Latin America much of the time, my access speed is often minimal. I also am often in the need of shutting as many programs running in the background off to save the battery on my laptop. After spending a considerable amount of time getting and reviewing the messages, Mailwasher erases every one of them when I shut down my computer or turn Mailwasher off to save resources. That means the next time I run Mailwasher it requires a complete download of the items that I'm already aware of and a duplication of time already spent on the same items.

Will the new version maintain the mail already downloaded when the program or computer is shut off?

Thanks, the new version will

Thanks, the new version will cache all your checked email, so will reload it very quickly instead of re-checking it. Also, it will load the newest messages first, so you don't have to go through the old messages again.

Backup feature ! Since a

Backup feature !
Since a question after mine has been answered, i guess there still is NO backup feature available !?

Not yet, but it is being

Not yet, but it is being planned :)

RELEASE ?? on 07/24/2009

RELEASE ??
on 07/24/2009 release was said to be in two or three months .
on 09/28/2009 release was said to be in october, early november.
We are now late december. (five months after 07/24/2009 !!!)
What's keeping the release ?

Is there still any movement

Is there still any movement in here, aswell as with the new release ?....
We are waiting now for half a year since the announcement of a new version, wich was intentionally anncounced to be deployed in october last year !
(see also my former post !)

Good things take time

Good things take time :)
Currently we are reviewing a new data grid and addressing some stability issues. It's too early to give a time update, just a case of when it's done unfortunately.

Geeezzz .. it must be a

Geeezzz .. it must be a really really really "good thing" then if it takes that much time ...
Any forecast on release date yet ?
(we are now 5 months past the first mentioned release month)

Well, we hope so :) It was

Well, we hope so :) It was much more complicated than we thought with a lot of things happening in the backgground to make it go fast.
Anyway, we've released a public beta at http://www.firetrust.com/products/mailwasher2010

Geeezzz .. it must be a

Geeezzz .. it must be a really really really "good thing" then if it takes that much time ...
Any forecast on release date yet ?
(we are now 5 months past the first mentioned release month)

Shouldn't it be called

Shouldn't it be called Mailwasher 2011 by now ..... it sure looks like it ....

on 07/24/2009 release was said to be in two or three months .
on 09/28/2009 release was said to be in october 2009, early november 2009.
We are now august 2nd 2010 ... ONE WHOLE YEAR LATER !!!!
What's keeping the release ?
No movement whatsoever ....