Internet Usage Ideas for Sweeping Contractors
How to Whitelist Email Addresses
by Ranger Kidwell-Ross
With so much spam being sent these days, the automatic filtering by email providers has become increasingly tight. However, when someone you know and trust sends you an email you want to make sure you get it. Adding trusted email addresses to your 'whitelist' is the way to ensure you get those emails.
The following whitelist instructions provide detailed information for many of the top service providers, as well as general instructions. Scroll down to see how to whitelist email in the provider you use. Examples are all shown using one of the primary WorldSweeper.com addresses, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Most email providers allow you to whitelist ALL email from a given domain, not just a single address. For example, if you wanted to make sure you received any and all email sent from WorldSweeper.com, you could add the address *@worldsweeper.com. (In place of a particular name in front of the @ sign, you put in *, which is 'shift 8.'
Below is information on how to whitelist email messages with AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, ThunderBird and Postini. Even if your email program or internet service provider (ISP) is not listed, these instructions should help you figure out how to whitelist our email address at any ISP or with any email program.
Important: If you find email from email@example.com in your spam or junk folder, please take the time to un-spam the email message in your mail program. This may be done by hitting the "not spam," "not junk" or similar button. Doing so will train your program to whitelist it.
Apple Mail for OS X
To whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org on your Apple Mail for OS X account follow these steps:
First, if email from email@example.com ends up in your junk folder, highlight or open it and click "Not Junk" at the top of your screen.
In order to whitelist an email address in AOL, you must add it to your AOL address book.
To add firstname.lastname@example.org to your AOL address book follow these steps: Search for email from us in the Spam folder. If you find an email in the Spam folder, then open it and click the "Not Spam" button. Click the Contacts link (or open your AOL Address Book) Click the +New button.
In the New Contact window, enter email@example.com into the "Primary E-Mail 1" field. Want to add more 'good' email addresses? While you're there, click Another Email and enter the next email address, into the E-Mail 2 address, etc. Click "Create."
Add the From address to your AOL address book:
Once loaded, cut and paste the From email address into the "Other E-Mail" field. Make our From address the "Primary E-Mail" address by checking the associated check box. Click the Save button.
If you are already a subscriber but the email isn't getting through, the email may be in your AOL Spam Folder. Please use your web mail to check your Spam Folder. If the email is in your AOL Spam Folder, open the email and click the This Is Not Spam button.
Lastly, please add the "From address"onto your Address Book as outlined in the New Subscribers info above.
To whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org follow these steps:
To whitelist email@example.com on your Comcast account follow these steps:
To whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org on your Earthlink account follow these steps:
To whitelist our address with Hotmail you will need to add email@example.com to your Hotmail Safe List. Here's how:
First, if you find email from us in your Hotmail junk folder, open the email and click "Not Junk" Next, check to see if if the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is on your Blocked Senders list. If you find email@example.com on your Hotmail blocked senders list, select it and click on the "Remove" button.
Next, open your mailbox and click "Options" in the upper right hand corner. At the top of the page, click on the "Junk E-mail Protection" link Next, click on "Safe List", which is down near the bottom.
Copy and paste firstname.lastname@example.org where it says "Type an address or domain." Click the "Add" button
To whitelist email@example.com in Outlook, follow these steps:
To whitelist in Thunderbird, you will need to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book, and then set up your Thunderbird Junk Mail Controls to whitelist your address book.
Next, to whitelist your address book:
You do not need to whitelist email from Social Buzz Club in Postini unless you find it trapped in the "Junk" area by Postini.
To whitelist email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org on your SBC Global account follow these steps:
To whitelist email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org on your Verizon.net account follow these steps:
To whitelist email@example.com with Yahoo!, you will need to set up a "filter" after first taking the following steps:
If you find email from firstname.lastname@example.org are going to your Yahoo! bulk folder, open it and click "Not Spam."
Be sure that the address email@example.com is not in your "Blocked Addresses" list. If firstname.lastname@example.org is on your "Blocked Addresses" list, select it and click "Remove Block"
Now to create the filter: Open your mail and click on "Mail Options" in the upper right hand corner Select 'Filters' (in the bottom left corner) On the Filters page, click "Add"
Select the "From header:" rule, and add "contains" and email@example.com, which tells the system to put email with firstname.lastname@example.org in your inbox and not the bulk folder. Click the "Choose Folder" pull down menu and select 'Inbox.' Pick the 'Add Filter' button.
Whitelisting Email in Other Web Mail Providers
If you use a Web mail system or email application not listed above, the instructions for whitelisting our address will depend on the specific email program you are using. If you access the help files, instruction manual or customer support, there should be instructions on how to do this.
In most cases, jut by adding the From address to your address book, safe list, white list or contact list will be sufficient.
If the email is not getting to your inbox, then we suggest checking your spam folder, bulk folder or junk folder. If you find the email, then you will need to find a way to inform your mail application that it is not spam.
Most likely the course of action is to select the email and click on the Not Spam or Not Junk button, if available. For more information about your mail application, please visit the help section that is associated with your mail application.
If you have any questions or comments about this article, please let us know.
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