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Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop (Access for 1 Person)(Discounted)

Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop (Access for 1 Person)(Discounted)
  • Donor or Provider: Mailshell
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Download
  • Product ID: G-2993
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop is a desktop-based spam-filtering solution for Windows users that intercepts incoming email messages before they reach the user's inbox.

Mailshell's four spam-identification engines perform more than one million filter checks to identify spam with a high accuracy rate and a near-zero false-positive rate. Users can choose their filter strength and decide if they want spam put in its own folder, deleted, bounced, or simply marked so they will know to avoid it.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • The Mailshell Anti-Spam system is private and secure. No message ever leaves the user's computer, and email account passwords are never accessed.
  • Mailshell continuously collects and analyzes millions of new spam and legitimate messages and user feedback to tune the rules and databases and adjust the weighting of existing rules.
  • Mailshell Anti-Spam automatically updates itself to maintain its spam-catching accuracy.
  • New options in the user interface allow users to fine-tune control and training of the system, include blocking of IP addresses and countries, use of public blacklists (RBLs), and Bayesian word training options.

Compatibility with Email Clients

Two versions of Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop are available:

  • The Outlook Edition is fully and transparently integrated with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007. No setup is necessary. Mailshell controls appear in the Outlook interface.
  • The Universal Edition supports Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, and most POP email clients.

Request one copy of the software for each workstation that requires it. You need not select a version during the request process; you will be prompted to do so when you go to download the product. (For example, if you requested five Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop products, you may download three of the Outlook Edition and two of the Universal Edition.)

Includes One Year of Updates

This donation includes spam signature file updates for one year. After a year, the Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop software will continue to run, but spam updates will no longer be provided. Each year thereafter, you can choose to receive an additional year of spam updates by requesting a new donation from TechSoup.

Mailshell keys expire 15 months from the date TechSoup receives them. To get a full year of use, you should activate your Mailshell installations within 3 months.

Limited Support Available

Mailshell does not provide support for this product; TechSoup provides limited support. For help and tips, consult the Mailshell's Help Guide.

If you have any questions or issues that are not covered by these two resources, see the Need More Help? page.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

When TechSoup approves your donation request, we will send a message to your organization email address with instructions for obtaining and activating this product.

System Requirements

  • Hardware:
    • 15 MB available hard-disk space
  • Software:
    • Outlook Edition:
      • Windows 95/NT/98/2000/Me/XP/Vista/7 (not compatible with Windows 8)
      • Outlook 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010
      • Email account that is either POP, IMAP, AOL, MSN, Hotmail, or Microsoft Exchange
      • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
    • Universal Edition:
      • Windows 98/2000/NT/Me/XP
      • Outlook Express; Eudora; Netscape Messenger; most POP email clients
      • Email account that is either POP, MSN, or Hotmail
      • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity:
    • Organizations may request up to 100 donated products per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
    • Organizations may request an unlimited number of discounted products.
  • Budget: Organizations with annual operating budgets of any size are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits and libraries only: Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organization types: All organization types are eligible for products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Mailshell products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Mailshell for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Mailshell products.