Acornone 00:22 10 Jan 2004

My virgin email address has been swamped with spam. As recomended by Virgin I set up Mailwasher I found that this was useful at first but the spam was increasing and I stopped using the virgin address for mail. However I still wanted to monitor the address until I was sure that all my genuine contacts new my new address. I found that I had 2500 mails. When I tried to delete or bounce select mails the process would often only action about 10 then stops and lock up. I have finaly got rid of the mails in stages. I still want to monitor the address.
I am unable to see a help contact to Mailwasher can anybody come up with a solution

  johnnyrocker 00:27 10 Jan 2004

if you were using outlook express it will time out with such a load click here and you can edit the mailbox from there providing it is a pop 3 type account just enter e mail address and password.


  hugh-265156 00:33 10 Jan 2004

i have been using mailwasher for about a week or so with ntl bb and xp,so far have no problems with it.

  hugh-265156 00:34 10 Jan 2004

sorry should be:

[email protected]

  Valvegrid 07:19 10 Jan 2004

Don't bounce emails back, the spammers are aware of these pragrams like MailWasher and can take that into account to verify the email account is active when you bounce and you end up with even more spam.

Just use MailWasher to look at the headers of the email on the server, this saves time downloading the whole email onto your computer, then delete them and don't bounce.

It is a good program, give it a chance, good luck.


  hoverman 07:40 10 Jan 2004

I agree with Valvegrid - do not bounce emails back, just delete them.

  tes 08:08 10 Jan 2004

Have been using Mailwasher for about a year but all of a sudden I started getting the message "authentication failed" & now I can't use it. Any one know why?

  Valvegrid 08:12 10 Jan 2004

It might be worth starting another thread on that one, I'm going shopping now, so I'll have a think during that mind numbing exercise and reply to you on your own posting when I get back.


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