Cloudmark DesktopOne is an anti-spam application which protects your emails from spam and phishing. It can either be integrated as a toolbar in email clients, such as, MS Outlook, Thunderbird or tied to a specific mail account (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail, Lycos mail account, etc). It works independent of your e-mail client to block spam even when your e-mail program is closed or when you are not logged into your webmail account using your favorite browser. It supports all major email clients; Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird 3.0 or higher, as well as other IMAP and POP supported email accounts.
DesktopOne has both a free and paid version. The Pro version costs $19.95 and provides some additional features such as the utility to filter unlimited number of folders, manual scan of emails, auto deletion of spam mails, and technical support. Whereas, the free version provides filtering for only one folder (e.g. Inbox), is usable with IMAP, POP, Exchange server, and Webmail accounts. DesktopOne simplifies the mechanism of filtering spam from not just your mail clients but also your web mail accounts and for this reason it is an all in one package for getting rid of spam mails from online accounts and mail client on your local PC. During installation Clodmark DesktopOne prompts you to enter an activation code which is only applicable for Pro users. If you are using the basic free mode, select the basic Mode option and click Next to continue.
In the next step, select a mail client or configure an email address to monitor and click Next. DesktopOne automatically finds the email accounts that are configured for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. Select the account you want to filter, or add other account manually. As a Cloudmark subscriber, you can add as many accounts or folders as you like, including exchange accounts, accounts that you access on other computers and accounts you access via web mail.
You will be asked to install the toolbar when you start your mail client. This toolbar will be used to help you manage spam mail filtering options. Once installed, a confirmation window will pop-up to inform you that the toolbar was installed successfully. In case you select a webmail account, it will be automatically monitored for spam mails online.
The Block button on your mail client appears once the DesktopOne toolbar is installed. It allows you to send spam and phishing messages from your mailbox to your spam folder. The accounts from the blocked mails will be automatically monitored and filtered for future incoming mails. Normally, all emails are filtered automatically, however, this option can be used for emails which might have been missed by DesktopOne (if any) or when you add a sender to the filter list manually. The free version supports filtering only a single folder such as the Inbox.
The blocked emails are sent to the Spam folder from where you can Unblock them before deletion in case you accidentally mark a legitimate sender as “Blocked”. This can be done by selecting the mail from the Spam folder and selecting Unblock.
To configure a web mail address, launch DesktopOne and add an email address. You can enter account credentials to monitor a webmail address, test mail connection, select spam folder scanning time (e.g. every 1 hour) and set spam folder email duration. You can also create an email white list from Approved (Senders) tab.
Cloudmark DesktopOne works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.