To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your inbox, and isn’t mistakenly sent to the junk folder, please whitelist our email addresses, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Below is information on how to whitelist us with Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, ThunderBird and Postini. Even if your ISP or email program is not listed, with these instructions you should be able to figure out how to whitelist our email address at any ISP or with any email program.
Also, if you find email from firstname.lastname@example.org in your spam or junk folder, please take that opportunity to tell your mail program that it is not spam by hitting the “not spam”, “not junk” or similar button, as that will train your program to whitelist it.
To whitelist email@example.com with Gmail, you will need to set up a “filter” after first taking the following steps:
1. First, if you find email from us in your Gmail spam folder, select our email and click the “Not Spam” button
Now to create the filter:
2. Click the gear icon in the top-right, and select Settings.
3. Click on the little down-pointing-triangle-arrow next to “Reply”:
4. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab.
5. Click Create at New Filter.
6. In the pop-up window, enter firstname.lastname@example.org in the From field.
7. Click Create filter.
8. Check “Never send it to Spam”.
9. Click Create filter.
To add email@example.com to your AOL address book:
1. Open an email from us and then click the Not Spam (OK) icon at the top of the page
2. Select Contacts
3. Select the New Contact icon
4. Paste Frank in the ‘First Name’ field and Bates in the ‘Last Name’ field
5. Paste firstname.lastname@example.org into the ‘Email 1’ field
6. Click “Save”
1. If you find email from email@example.com is going to your Yahoo! Spam folder, open it and click the “Not Spam” button
2. Be sure that the address firstname.lastname@example.org is not in your “Blocked Addresses” list. If email@example.com is on your “Blocked Addresses” list, select it and click “Remove Block”
3. To add firstname.lastname@example.org to contacts, open your mail and click on the three dots next to Spam at the top of the page
4. Select ‘Add Sender to Contacts’ from the dropdown
5. Paste Frank in the ‘First Name’ field and Bates in the ‘Last Name’ field
6. Click “Save”
To whitelist our address with Hotmail you will need to add email@example.com to your Hotmail Safe List. Here’s how:
1. First, if you find email from us in your Hotmail junk folder, open the email and click “Not Junk”
2. 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.
3. Next, click on the Settings icon at the top right side of the page, expand it and click on More Mail Settings
4. Click on Safe and blocked senders
5. Click Safe Senders
6. Copy and paste firstname.lastname@example.org where it says “Type an address or domain”
7. Click the “Add to List” button
1. On the Tools menu, click Options
2. On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail
3. On the Safe Senders tab, click Add
4. Add email@example.com where it says “Add address”
5. Click OK
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.
1. First, if you find email from email@example.com in your Junk folder, right-click on our email and choose “Mark as Not Junk”
2. Next, click the Address Book button
3. Highlight the Personal Address Book
4. Click on “New Card”
5. In the “Contact” tab of the new card, copy and paste firstname.lastname@example.org to the email dialog box
6. Click “Ok”
7. Next, to whitelist your address book, select “Tools > Junk Mail Controls” from the drop down menu
8. Update the “White Lists” module under the “Settings” tab by selecting “Personal Address Book” from the drop down menu, and then check the box next to “Do not mark messages as junk mail”
9. Click “Ok”
1. 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.
2. Go to Mail > Preferences from your Mail menu
3. Go to the Rules tab
4. Select Add Rule
5. Give this rule a name such as “Frank Bates”
6. Create a rule that says “If any of the following conditions are met: ‘From’ ‘Contains’” and then paste in “firstname.lastname@example.org”
7. From the actions, select ‘Move message’ to mailbox ‘Inbox’.
8. Click “OK”
You do not need to whitelist email from Frank Bates in Postini unless you find it trapped in the “Junk” area by Postini.
1. Log into your Postini account
2. Look to see if any email from email@example.com is listed in your Junk area
3. If you find email from firstname.lastname@example.org in the Junk area, check the check box next to the email from email@example.com
4. Click the “Deliver Selected” link at the very top of the Junk screen
5. On the next screen, click the “Approve Sender” check box next to the email from firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Click the “Approve Selected Senders” button