>>Thanks for the pointer. I just read the FAQ. How is this an improvement?
>>Now all I do is select and delete messages in my mail client (any of
>>three clients, depending on where I am and what account I'm accessing).
>>With Mailwasher, I have to first open a separate program and then make a
>>more complicated decision about each message, then open my mail client
>>and download all the same headers again. Seems like more software
>>running, more steps for me, more bandwidth. For what? So I can make a
>>permanent list of senders who will never use the same return address
>>twice? Nah. Not worth the trouble.
> Mailwasher views the emails on your ISP's mailserver - it doesn't
> download them.
> With the use of filters you can have a lot of the spam automatically
> blacklisted. The rest you either add to a Friends list (for subsequent
> emails) or the Blacklist.
> You then tell MW to process the list. Friends emails get downloaded to
> your computer and your mail program automatically gets started.
> Blacklisted mail gets a bounce message that your email address doesn't
Yes, I read all that. I just interpret the information differently. I
tend to have two email clients open continuously and I catch and react
to new messages as they arrive. Mailwasher might be useful if I were
instead in the habit of opening an email client just prior to a batch
session of reading and responding to email, then closing it for a
period, then opening it again some hours or a day later. However, the
workflow in my office is such that if I behaved that way I would be less
effective in my job. So, while Mailwasher may be a wonderful program
that meets _your_ needs, it would be an encumbrance to me. My ideal
solution would be to turn on my ISP's mail filter (operates on their
server with no intervention by me) but tune it so it lets my listserv
mail through. Unfortunately that's not possible, so I'll keep deleting