How To Make Sure Your Emails Get Through

Who doesn’t hate unwanted email.  Spam is the worst!  Thankfully most of our email programs have gotten pretty great at filtering, and silently send emails from the Nigerian prince who needs your help to import his millions in diamonds into your junk folder. Thank goodness!

But, sometimes we do miss on emails we want, or specifically asked to get.  Here are some tips on how to make sure emails to your Gmail, Hotmail & Yahoo! accounts get through to where you want.  If you use another email program or client you’ll have to Google it!

How to add email addresses to your Gmail safe sender list

Here is how to make sure the emails you want get through to your Gmail account:

Login to Gmail.

Open an email from the person you’d like to whitelist.  If the email went to the Promotions tab or your spam, locate it there.

Hover over the name of the sender, then click “Add To Contacts” in the box that appears.

How to add email addresses to your Hotmail safe senders

Here is how to make sure the emails you want get through to your Hotmail account:

Login to your Hotmail account, and click the gear in the top right corner, then ‘Options’

Under the ‘Preventing Junk Email’ heading, click ‘Safe and blocked senders’

Click ‘Safe senders’

Enter the email address you want to add to your safe senders list and click ‘Add to list’

Add an email address to your Yahoo! safe senders list

Here is how to make sure the emails you want get through to your Yahoo! email account:

Login to your Yahoo! account, and click the gear in the top right corner.  Then ‘Settings’

Click “Filters” from the side menu, then click “Add”

Name your filter (anything), select “contains” in the “sender” drop-down menu.  Type the email address you want to make sure you receive in the “sender” text field. In the “Move to Folder” drop-down menu, select “Inbox”. Click the “Save” button in the top bar to save the filter.

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