Thanks for visiting to learn about email whitelisting!
Most, if not all, of the big e-mail companies like Microsoft, Gmail, Yahoo, Apple Mail etc. use things to block unwanted e-mail (a.k.a spam). The problem though, is that sometimes they also block e-mail you do want to get.
To ensure you receive your emails from thisguykendal, do the following:
Be sure to add the corresponding thisguykendal email addresses to your email white list so that you have the best chance of receiving the content and updates intended for you.
A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set…. a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail 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. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.
While I love their intention to protect you from spam, we can agree that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody else’s idea of what spam looks like. There are anti-spam activists working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the mean time, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your subscription’s content.
As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your subscription’s content from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “white-list”.
White-list us now, before your delivery is interrupted.
Of course, every e-mail 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 us, and we might add it!) If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), we’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.
- In your Inbox, find one of the mails from me (for e.g. the Welcome email)
- Drag it and drop it into your Primary email tab as shown below
- You’ll see the emails now always come here 🙂
- When you open the email, you’ll see a ‘+’ symbol next to the sender (from)
- Select this, add to contacts
- You’re good to go
- Move the message to your inbox
- Right-click on the message in your inbox.
- Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
- Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List”
This one is a bit of effort, but here are the steps
- Select ‘Mail’ (top left)
- Select ‘Preferences’
- Click ‘Rules’
- Select ‘Add Rule’
- Give your rule a Description
- Use this setting: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains”
- Type the sender’s email address in the text field beside “Contains” or type “thisguykendal”
- Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus.
- Click “OK” to save the rule
If all else fails
Email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or just reply to one of the emails you received. We’ll figure it out together.