How to Whitelist eMails

To ensure you receive my emails, and they don’t get placed in your spam/junk folder, there is something that you can do called ‘whitelist’ your emails. Basically, a whitelist is a list of accepted e-mail addresses or domain names which the spam filter will allow messages to be received from. Spam filters are great and really are needed these days, but sometimes they get carried away and need a little guidance!

Please add to your whitelist to ensure you don’t miss any of my emails.

Of course, every email 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 if you don’t mind, and I’ll add it!).


1. In your inbox, locate an email from

2. Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.

3. You’ll see that my emails will go to your primary 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”:

Hotmail / Outlook 2003 & Later

1. In your inbox go to the little gear icon in the top right hand corner of your screen
2. Select Options and in Preventing Junk Emails click on Safe and blocked senders
3. Put in and click Add To List. Please also put in and Add To List too

Mac Mail

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

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

3. In the “Rules” window, type a name for your rule in the “Description” field.

4. Use the following settings: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains.”

5. Type in the text field beside “Contains.”

6. Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus. Click “Ok” to save the rule.