Firetrust heeft MailWasher Pro 2012 uitgebracht. Dit programma is bedoeld om spam tegen te gaan. Het analyseert e-mail direct op de server en kan ongewenste berichten verwijderen voordat ze worden opgehaald, eventueel zelfs automatisch. Ondersteuning is aanwezig voor pop3 en imap4, en ook voor web-based diensten als GMail, Hotmail en Yahoo. Om spam te classificeren wordt gebruikgemaakt van een combinatie van user-defined filters, spamdatabases en Bayesian filtering. De belangrijkste verbeteringen die in versie 2012 zijn aangebracht, zijn hieronder op een rijtje gezet.
A better preview pane
The overall look has been further simplified and tidied up to make MailWasher easier to work with.
There's a new preview pane with integrated spam tool evaluation which can be shown or hidden. The preview pane also has a 'show more info' link which drills down to give you more useful information about the email you receive. This is particularly useful when you're not sure of the legitimacy of an email.
Now you can see where it comes from, who really sent it, how many attachments, embedded links, ownership information and more, so the decision making process is much easier.
Lots of people kept asking us for an auto-delete function. It's always been in there, but it's now part of each spam tool, so you can go to the Options section of each spam tool and select 'Auto delete'. So if you want to automatically delete emails from people in your blacklist, now it's really easy to do.
Quick mark all for delete
One commonly requested feature is a 'Mark all for delete' option. There was already a right click option to select it, but we made it easier by having a check box at the top of the delete columns.
Hiding emails is useful if you want to make other emails stand out. For example you might want to hide emails from friends so the spam is more visible, thus making it easier to deal with.
For example, to hide emails from Friends, go to Spam Tools » Friends List, then the options tab, and select 'Hide Emails'. When you next check your email, emails from friends will be hidden so the spam is easier to deal with. You'll notice an envelope icon at the bottom of the screen with a number. This shows you how many friends emails are hidden and you can click it to show or hide the friends emails.
Better 'New Email' notifications
Clearer notification of new emails means if you only check one email account in MailWasher, you'll be shown a short notification of the content of the last 4 emails. If you check more than 1 email account, you get a short summary of new email for each account.
Delete icon choice
This is a really small change, but worth telling. You can now have the delete icon as a checkbox or a trash bin. Many people preferred the checkbox as its easier to see, so we bought it back. You can enable it in Settings>>Display>>Inbox
Users of older computers will notice significant speed improvements since the 2011 version was first released, while everyone should notice the application seems more snappy.
MailWasher now supports 18 languages - English, German, French, Spanish, French Canadian, Dutch, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Ukranian, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Norwegian, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Japanese and Pirate!.
Plus many more improvements
The 2012 version contains all the cumultative improvements and bug fixes since the 2011 version was first released. You'll see many more improvements over the coming year as they are released through the auto updater.