How to Whitelist an Email

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Many e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block e-mail you want to get.

To Ensure You Are Receiving Emails from Teressa at Window on the World, Please Do The Following:
Be sure to add my email address to your email white list to ensure the best chance of receiving my content and updates.

A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set…. a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received.

Why is this important?

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising e-mail, commonly known as “spam”, has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.

The problem is that sometimes emails you actually want get sent to your “spam” or “junk” folder, where you may never see them.

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your subscription’s content from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “white-list”.

White-list me now, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every e-mail system is different. Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service folks for their instructions. (Forward the answer to me, and I might add it!)

Gmail:

1. In your inbox, locate an email from tmorris@teressamorris.com (ex. your welcome email)
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2. Click the down arrow next to  the “To” (top arrow)
3. Hover over my email address tmorris@teressamorris.com until a box pops up (bottom arrow)
4. Click on the contact info or “add contact” link
5. You’ll see that our emails will go to your regular email folder in the future!

Yahoo! Mail

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”:

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Mac Mail

Select “Mail” and “Preferences” from the top menu.

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In the “Preferences” window, click the “Rules” icon.
Click the “Add Rule” button.

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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.”

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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.”
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