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Many email and internet companies use programs to block unwanted email, or spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block the emails you want to receive.
To Ensure You Are Receiving Your Elijah Wordsmith Emails Do The Following:
Be sure to add the corresponding Elijah Wordsmith email address to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of receiving my content and updates.
A whitelist is your accepted 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 email, known as “spam”, has become a major problem. It’s reached such proportions that most email services and internet providers have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good senders from the bad.
Elijah Wordsmith supports the protection they offer, but the current systems for stopping spam are far from perfect. They often block requested email, because it fits someone’s idea of spam. That doesn’t help you if you’re not getting your subscription’s content does it?
As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep it from falling into the false positive trap. You can combat the blacklists with a “white-list.”
White-list me now, before your delivery is interrupted.
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. If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), I’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.
In your inbox, locate an email from email@example.com (ex. your welcome email for subscribing).
Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.
In the future, you’ll see that my emails will go to your primary folder!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the text field beside “Contains.”
Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus. Click “Ok” to save the rule.
Outlook 2003 & Later
Right-click on the message in your inbox.
Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”