Email communication has become increasingly complicated as we rely more and more on it in our business as well as our everyday lives. If you are relying on any of the major email providers for service, your email filtering is active and changes frequently. Have you noticed that critical emails are sometimes lurking in your spam filter or never even make it to the filter?

If so, it’s time to whitelist.

Whitelisting is not the only name used for adding emails into a “spam filter bypass” – some email providers like EarthLink will not filter any emails in your “contacts list” and certain settings in your system may engage or disengage this feature, or add other steps like requiring new senders to fill out an online form before you receive email from them. The following step by step guides cover most of the major email service providers.


AOL Mail

1. Click Contacts in the right toolbar.
2. Click Add Contact.
3. Enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish.
4. Click Add Contact button in the popup to finish.

How to set up Comcast mail.
1. Click Preferences from the menu.
2. Click Restrict Incoming Email.
3. Click Yes to Enable Email Controls.
4. Click Allow email from addresses listed below.
5. Enter whitelist email you want to whitelist.
6. Click Add.
7. Click Update to finish.

Earthlink
1. Click Address Book.
2. Click Add Contact.
4. Save WhatCounts as a contact.
5. Click save.

Gmail
1. Open an email from the sender that you want to whitelist.
2. Click on the little down-pointing-triangle-arrow next to “reply.”
3. Click Add whitelist email to contacts list to finish.

Mobile Me – Apple Mail
1. Click whitelist email in the header of the message you’re viewing.
2. Click Add to finish.

NetZero
1. Click the Address Book tab on the top menu bar.
2. Click Contacts.
3. Click Add Contact.
4. Enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish.
5. Click Save to finish.

Yahoo! Mail
1. Open the email message from the sender you want to add to your address book.
2. Click Add to contacts next to whitelist email.
3. On the Add Contact popup, add additional information if needed.
4. Click Save to finish.

Windows Live and Hotmail
1. Open an email from the sender that you want to whitelist.
2. Click Add to contacts next to whitelist email to finish.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
1. Open the email message from the sender you want to add to your address book.
2. Right-click Click here to download images in the gray bar at the top of the message.
3. Click Add Sender to Senders Safe List to finish.

Outlook 2007
1. Right-click on the email you received (in the list of emails).
2. Click Junk E-mail.
3. Click Add Sender to Safe Senders List to finish.

Outlook 2010
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Click Junk.
3. Click Junk E-mail Options.
4. Click Safe Senders.
5. Click Add.
6. Enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish.
7. Click OK to finish.

Mac Mail
1. Click Address Book .
2. Click File.
3. Click New Card.
4. Enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish. .
5. Click Edit to finish

Mozilla Thunderbird for PC
1. Click Address Book.
2. Make sure Personal Address Book is highlighted.
3. Click New Card. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address & Other.
4. Under Contact, enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish.
5. Click OK to finish.

Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac
1. Click Address Book.
2. Make sure Personal Address Book is highlighted.
3. Click New Card. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address & Other.
4. Under Contact, enter whitelist email and additional information if you wish.
5. Click OK to finish

iOS Devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch1. On any message, tap the sender and add to either a new contact or an existing contact.