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Many email and internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted email (aka spam). Sometimes, these programs prevent emails you want.
To Ensure You Receive the Emails Do The Following:
Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of receiving my content and updates.
A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set – a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email 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. The issue is so severe that most email services and Internet Service Providers (ISP) have put a super stringent filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.
I applaud their efforts to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block email you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s definition of spam. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these false positives, but in the meantime, you might unexpectedly discover you’re not getting your email subscription.
As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your subscription content from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a whitelist.
White-list me now, before your delivery is interrupted.
Of course, every email system is different. Below are instructions for the most popular ones. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP customer service folks for their instructions. Forward the answer to me, and I might add it! In addition to what your ISP provides, if you use a spam filtering or blocking software, I’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 (Example: your welcome email).
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.
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 are met: From Contains.”
Type the sender’s email address in the text field beside “Contains.”
Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus.Click “Ok” to save the rule.
Right-click on the message in your inbox.
Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”
(credit to Digital Marketer for assistance)