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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 Make Sure You’re Receiving My Emails, Please Do The Following:
Be sure to add my Ellory Wells email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your email white list to ensure the best chance of receiving our content and updates.
A whitelist is a list of accepted items or people, 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.
While I’m glad they try to protect you from spam, I think we can all agree that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody else’s idea of what spam looks like. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the meantime, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your subscription’s content…
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”.
Please, white-list me now, before you miss something you really want!
Of course, every e-mail system is different. Below are instructions for some of the most popular ones. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service folks for their instructions. (Forward the answer to us, and we might add it!) If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), we’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.
1. In your inbox, locate an email from email@example.com (ex. your welcome mail for the product you just purchased).
2. Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox. (Note: You may have to repeat this step more than once; Gmail can be stubborn!)
NOTE: If you want to disable those annoying Gmail tabs permanently, here’s how you can do it:
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 is met: From Contains.”
Type the sender’s email address in the text field beside “Contains.”
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.”
- Find an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you see a yellow notification bar at the top of the email, click “I trust email@example.com. Always show content.”
After you’ve done that, you should be all set!
I look forward to helping you achieve your online goals,
Owner, DwizzyWid Media