Christchurch, New Zealand (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
Firetrust Limited, provider of award-winning anti-spam and email security solutions, today announced the last ever release of MailWasher Free and MailWasher Pro before the completely rewritten versions are released. MailWasher (Free and Pro) version 6.53 is the last release of the popular spam blocker in it's current form, a uniquely designed spam filter tool which provides additional protection for businesses and home users from unsolicited and unwanted emails.
With the impending release of Windows 7 and the need to modernize the look of MailWasher, the decision was made to rewrite MailWasher from scratch late last year. The ever-increasing rise in spam has prompted both business users and consumers to continue to find a solution that can keep pace with spam as it rapidly evolves. The pending new releases of MailWasher will continue to provide individual users with real time powerful anti-spam technology and ease of use afforded to the millions of current MailWasher users.
"After 8 years the existing code was holding us back in being able to deliver updates and improvements our users were looking for. Also it was becoming clear that the look of MailWasher was becoming outdated and needed to be enhanced." said Nick Bolton, CEO of Firetrust Limited. "The new MailWasher Free and Pro versions are built from the ground up and are faster, more flexible and make it easier to add features since we're using Microsoft's WPF technology".
The release of the rewritten MailWasher is several months away from release and will initially be a Windows version only. The backend code of MailWasher is cross platform so Mac and Linux versions can expect to be released at a later date.
MailWasher version 6.53 now becomes the last of a long line of MailWasher versions. This final version adds the ability to import a users email passwords so as to make it easier for a user to setup and run.
MailWasher Pro continues to provide the easiest-to-use and most effective spam filter available. Unlike other anti-spam solutions, which are integrated into the e-mail client, MailWasher Pro works outside the e-mail client, so users benefit from its powerful protection without downloading unwanted messages or viruses. Users can preview and delete email before it gets to their computer.
By reviewing and deleting content at the e-mail server, users are protected from objectionable content including graphics, web bugs are rendered inactive, bandwidth is protected, and viruses and malicious scripts are stopped from spreading. Also, phishing emails show the fake URL in an email so the users can avoid being tricked in to thinking a phishing email is valid.
Presently, MailWasher Pro is available for stand-alone PCs and laptops. An enterprise version of MailWasher, called MailWasher Enterprise Server is available for use on servers and works with Windows and Linux with any mail server.
System Requirements and Availability
MailWasher Pro is available as a download from Firetrust's website at http://www.firetrust.com. MailWasher Pro is priced at $39.95 for a single user-license with discounts available for volume licensing. A free 30-day trial version can also be downloaded from the site. MailWasher Pro minimum system requirements include Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. It is compatible with all POP3 e-mail programs, including, Microsoft Outlook,Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, Gmail, AOL, IMAP, MSN and Hotmail e-mail accounts.
About Firetrust Limited
Established in 2000, Firetrust provides world-class e-mail security products for business and home users. Firetrust delivers solutions across the spectrum of inbox protection, including MailWasher Pro for unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam). The company is privately held and headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.firetrust.com
MailWasher is a registered trademark of Firetrust Limited.
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