New Zealand developer Firetrust Ltd. has announced that its server-side spam filtering tool
is now available for Mac and Linux. The software enables users to view new e-mails on the server and decide which ones to keep and which ones to delete before beginning the download. MailWasher Pro features the ability to manage multiple e-mail accounts, maintain whitelists and blacklists, weed out unwanted messages with Bayesian filtering, retrieve accidentally deleted e-mails and scan incoming mail for viruses or worms. The software also learns over time, becoming more adept at stopping spam and viruses.
MailWasher Pro is US$37 per user. Firetrust says it is compatible with all e-mail programs that offer access to POP3 accounts, including Microsoft Outlook and Eudora, although the company doesn’t list Entourage among them. Firetrust does not note the minimum version of Mac OS X required.