Whitelisting eMail Services

Whitelisting eMail Services to Receive All Your Desired eMail

Whitelisting email services is no longer an option if you want to receive your important email. Here's how to do it...

Whitelisting Hotmail or MSN

Place the scared-out-of-your-wits.com domain on what they call your Safe List. The "Safe List" can be accessed via the "Options" link, situated to the far right of the main menu tabs.

NOTE: Hotmail's so-called "safe list" often does not work. If you encounter whitelisting problems, please contact Hotmail directly.

Whitelisting USA.net

Login to your email account and click on "Services" in the left-hand Navbar. You can Whitelist there.

To configure your personal white list filters, please follow these steps:

Determine what you would like done to the messages that match one of your filters. This generally fits into two categories, Override or Exclusive.

  • Override allows you to override your spam filters, including system spam filtering, and is handy when you have mail that is occasionally incorrectly marked as spam by the system spam filters.

  • Exclusive allows you to limit the mail you receive to only those messages that match your White List; all other mail messages will either be considered Junk Mail or automatically deleted. If you choose Exclusive, you will need to specify whether to keep the mail as Junk Mail or to delete the mail.

    If you choose to delete all mail that does not match your White List, this mail cannot be recovered later!

Whitelisting Yahoo! Mail

If my email is filtered to your "bulk" folder, open the message and click on the "This is not spam" link next to the "From" field. You can also create a "filter" at Yahoo that sends your scared-out-of-your-wits.com email into your Inbox and not the Junk/Bulk Mail folder. Here's how...

1) Open your Yahoo email. Left-click on "Mail Options" (right side of your screen). In the right-hand column, under "Management," left-click on "Filters." And then, left-click on "Add Filter."

2) Call this filter "Scared-Out-of-Your-Wits Ezines" (if you are letting my ezines in).

3) See where it says... "if all of the following rules are true..."? Go to the top row labeled "From header," choose "contains" in the drop-down menu and type in "@scared-out-of-your-wits.com" (without quotes).

4) At the bottom, choose "Inbox" from the drop-down menu where it says "Move the message to:"

5) Finally, left-click on the "Add Filter" button.

Whitelisting Gmail

Google's Gmail is currently being beta tested. I will update you when the service has been finally released.

Whitelisting Other Mail Services

Each mail service is a little bit different, but the idea is the same. If you can't find how to add the scared-out-of-your-wits.com domain to a whitelist, try adding specific @scared-out-of-your-wits.com addresses to your address book, or moving the message from the Junk folder to your "inbox" or forwarding the message to yourself (if you're getting it at all, that is).

If email continues to be filtered out, call or email your mail service tech support or postmaster@your-mailservice.com and specifically ask how you can be sure to receive all email from me (mentioning the domain name: scared-out-of-your-wits.com). Be sure to follow their instructions for whitelisting the scared-out-of-your-wits.com domain.

NOTE: Whitelisting email services is important. I would love to be able to provide instructions for users of all mail services that are not included, but there are simply too many of them to review here. The instructions provided here for whitelisting email services should suffice in most cases.

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