Spam filters are a great timesaver, automatically assigning suspect emails to the junk mail folder. However it can work against you when it starts junking emails you actually want to read. A lot of email programs actually delete your junk mail automatically after a certain number of days so those valuable emails you missed could be gone forever. There's also the time involved in sifting through hundreds of spam emails to find those few you wanted to keep.
The way to enjoy the benefits of a spam filter while not missing the emails you actually need to read is by doing something known as whitelisting.
Whitelisting a sender makes sure that you always get emails from that person and it is never treated as spam. Never worry that you will miss out on something important again!
How to whitelist a sender
Choose the email program or spam filter you use for information on how to whitelist emails from Affilorama.
Go to keyword Mail Controls. Select the screen name we're sending your Affilorama to. Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name.
Open your latest Affilorama email. Click the Add Address button (on the right) to add to your "People I Know" list.
Alternatively, you can just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and that will add us to your "People I Know" list automatically. To do this
Open your latest Affilorama email. Click the Reply button (it's in the top right corner). A new email window opens with the wrong address in the "Send To" box. Replace the address in the Send To box with email@example.com Click Send Now (in the top right corner). Even if the email you send doesn't get through to us, the act of sending it does the job of putting us into your "People I Know" list.
Select Cloudmark | Options... from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook. Click Advanced. Go to the Whitelist tab. Click the Add button. Type firstname.lastname@example.org Click OK. Click OK. Click Yes. Click OK.
Click on Address Book (it's over on the left, below your Folders). When your Address Book opens, click the Add button. On the Add Contact screen, find the Internet Information box. Enter email@example.com into the top Email box. Click Save.
Click on the Create Filter link near the search box and add @affilorama.com in the From field and on the next step tick the Never send it to Spam checkbox and click Create Filter.
Click the Options link, on the main menu tabs, then Safe List. Type firstname.lastname@example.org in your Safe List. If you see a message that should not be in your Junk Mail folder, click 'This is not Junk Mail' to avoid having email from the same source sent to the Junk Mail folder in the future.
Click the Addresses tab. Click New. Type email@example.com Make sure 'Accept Mail From This Address' is selected under Receiving Options. Uncheck 'Display in People Picker' under Other options. Click Submit. Click OK.
Click Friends from the toolbar. Click Add. Type firstname.lastname@example.org Click OK.
Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends. Click Add... on the right, the Friends list side. Make sure Plain email address is selected. Type email@example.com Click OK. Click OK.
Click Friends from the sidebar. Click Add. Type firstname.lastname@example.org Click OK.
Click on Settings email | Junk email (it's at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar) On the email settings screen, click Junk email Guard. Select Safe List. In the space provided under "Add people to the safe list", enter email@example.com. Click Add.
Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Safe List. Add email@example.com to your Personal Contacts in your Outlook Address Book. Open any desired email, then select Mark as Not Junk.
Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the .spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server
Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory. If you have no user_prefs file in this subdirectory, create one http//spamassassin.taint.org/doc/Mail_SpamAssassin_Conf.html
Click the Configure button. Go to the Known Senders tab. Click Add under 'Known Good Senders and Recipients'. Type firstname.lastname@example.org Click OK. Click OK.
Open your browser and go to http//webmail.spamcop.net Log into your SpamCop account. Click on the Options icon in the toolbar. Under Mail Management (in the middle), click SpamCop Tools. Select Manage your personal whitelist. Near the bottom, where it reads "Click here to add to your whitelist", click on Click here. Enter email@example.com in the first empty slot. Click Submit.
Click Filters from the sidebar. Click the Approved Senders tab. Click Add Filter. Type firstname.lastname@example.org under Address. Choose 'Full Email Address' under Address Type. Select Email Domain. Click OK.
Select Spam Inspector, then 'Manage Friends List' from either the Spam Inspector toolbar or from the Outlook menu. Make sure Email is selected under 'Add a New Friend'. Type email@example.com Click the >> button. Click Close.
Follow the Trusted link under > Authentication Lists. Enter the email address firstname.lastname@example.org Click Add.
Click on the SpamPal system tray icon with the right mouse button. Click 'Add to Whitelist' from the menu. Type email@example.com Click Add.
Select File, then Configure. Go to the Friends category. Make sure Active is checked. Type firstname.lastname@example.org on a line by itself in the entry field. Click OK.
Under the Tools menu click Message Filters. Create a new filter, give it a name such as Affilorama and add @affilorama.com in the From field.
Choose the action to perform as Set Junk Status To and choose Not Junk and click OK.
Go to your Verizon Inbox. Click Options. Select the Block Senders tab (near the top of the screen). On the Block Senders screen, you'll see both a "Block Sender List" and a "Safe List". In the space where it says "Enter email address or sub domain to always accept even if the domain is blocked", enter email@example.com.
Open your Yahoo! mailbox. Click Mail Options. Click Filters. Click Add Filter. In the top row, labeled 'From header' make sure Contains is selected in the pull-down menu. Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address firstname.lastname@example.org At the bottom, where it says "Move the Message To" select Inbox from the pull-down menu. Click the Add Filter button again.
If Affilorama has been filtered to your "bulk" folder, simply open the message and click on the "This is not Spam" link next to the "From" field.
If Affilorama is being filtered, try adding email@example.com to your Address Book or Contact list. If this option is not available, try moving the message to your 'inbox' or forwarding the message to yourself.
If subsequent messages continue to be filtered, call or email your ISP's technical support and ask how you can be sure to receive all email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domain: If they need to know the domain we're mailing from, tell them affilorama.com