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I’m super grateful that we’ve connected!
Alright, so let’s talk about email whitelisting.
More and more often these days different email providers are using programs to block unwanted email, often referred to as “spam”.
Sometimes, however, these programs block email you want to get.
*gasp* The nerve of them!
To be sure you receive emails from us, follow these quick tips:
Make sure you add our email address to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of seeing our messages.
What’s a whitelist, you ask?
A whitelist is essentially a list of people, companies or contacts you want to hear from—or a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email blocking program will allow messages to be received.
Why is this important?
Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, commonly known as “spam”, has become a big problem.
It’s reached such proportions that most email services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place—regardless of whether or not you want to hear from that person.
Fortunately there is something you can do about it!
You can whitelist!
Now obviously every email service is different…
Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones.
If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service team and ask for their instructions.
And if you’re feeling extra helpful, forward their answer to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may add it to the list…and give you a huge cyber high-five!
- In your inbox, locate an email from email@example.com – like you’re ‘Welcome’ you just received from me!
- Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.
- You’ll see that my emails will go to your primary folder in the future!
- When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name.
- Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear. Select “Save”
- Select “Mail” and “Preferences” from the top menu.
- In the “Preferences” window, click the “Rules” icon.
- Click the “Add Rule” button.
- In the “Rules” window, type a name for your rule in the “Description” field.
- Use the following settings: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains.”
- Type the sender’s email address in the text field beside “Contains.”
- Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus. Click “Ok” to save the rule.
Outlook 2003 & Later
- Right-click on the message in your inbox.
- Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
- Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”
Okay that’s it!