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Free Mailwasher Alternatives

The best free alternative to Mailwasher is SpamAssassin, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Mailwasher and 11 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Mailwasher are Spamihilator, POPFile, SPAMfighter and Spamato.

Mailwasher alternatives are mainly Anti-Malware Apps but may also be Anti-Virus Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mailwasher.
This page was last updated Oct 25, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

Over 8 million people use MailWasher as their spam filter.

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  1. SpamAssassin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Use this program to "Unspam" your mailbox(es). The program can be integrated with the mail server to automatically filter all mail for a site. It can also be run by individual users on their own mailbox and integrates with several mail programs.

    Most users think SpamAssassin is a great alternative to Mailwasher.
  2. Spamihilator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Spamihilator works between your E-Mail client and the Internet and examines every incoming E-Mail. Useless spam mails (Junk) will be filtered out. This process runs completely in the background.

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    Spamihilator vs Mailwasher opinions
    Most users think Spamihilator is a great alternative to Mailwasher.

    Simply: It does what I am looking for in a spam filter for my email.

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  3. POPFile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    POPFile classifies email into categories you define. It can sort into spam and not spam or into any number of categories you like (e.g. work, personal, important project, hobby, etc.).

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  4. SPAMfighter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    SPAMfighter is a free spam filter for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail, that automatically and efficiently filters spam. Install SPAMfighter now and be spam free in 2 minutes.

  5. Spamato

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Spamato is a spam filter system that combines several anti-spam techniques, from which thousands of users benefit. It is available as an add-on for Thunderbird and Outlook, and as a stand-alone proxy for other email clients. IMAP and POP are supported.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.99.9, released in August 2007, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.



  6. K9

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    K9 is an email filtering application that works in conjunction with your regular POP3 email program and automatically classifies incoming emails as spam (junk email) or non-spam without the need for maintaining dozens of rules or constant updates to be downloaded.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.28, released in April 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    K9 vs Mailwasher opinions
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    Mailwasher can be to aggresive

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  7. Spam Reader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Spam Reader is a free anti-spam add-on for Microsoft Outlook. The software uses the most reliable approach to block junk emails - Bayesian algorithm based on statistical analysis, capable to be adjusted to user's needs and detect up to 98% of spam messages.

  8. BullGuard Spamfilter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Thunderbird

    Most people find spam e-mails the biggest nuisance on the Internet. Today, spam e-mails account for over 80% of all e-mail traffic and their volumes increase daily. Strike back with BullGuard Spamfilter.

    Discontinued

    BullGuard Spamfilter was discontinued on 12 July 2013. The product is no longer available on the official website.

  9. SpamBayes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • IncrediMail
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Thunderbird
    • Microsoft Outlook Express
    • Windows Live Mail

    The SpamBayes project is working on developing a statistical (commonly, although a little inaccurately, referred to as Bayesian) anti-spam filter, initially based on the work of Paul Graham.

  10. Postgrey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Postgrey is a Postfix policy server implementing greylisting developed by David Schweikert.

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