Although we take a lot of care to ensure you receive notifications from us, sometimes you will need to take a few extra steps to whitelist our site. Whitelisting means you are tellling your email service provider that emails from FarmLead are not spam and should always be delivered right to your inbox.
Whitelist a Sender or Domain in Gmail
There are a couple ways to go about whitelisting an email address or domain but we'll use the "official" (albeit longer) method first:
- Go into your account's Filters and Blocked Addresses settings through the settings button on the right of your mail, then the Settings option.
- Scroll down until you find the Create a new filter link. It's right above the section for blocking email addresses.
- In that new window that pops up, type the email address you want to whitelist in the From field.
- To whitelist a full email address in Gmail, type something like firstname.lastname@example.org, of course replacing the email account and domain name with the one that corresponds to what you want to whitelist.
- To whitelist a domain in Gmail, just exclude the account, like @example.com. This will apply to any email address on the "example.com" domain.
Tip: If you're wanting to whitelist more than one email address or domain, you don't have to repeat this step for each one. Instead, put a break between the separate accounts, such as email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | @example2.com
If you don't want to adjust any of the other options for a more specific filter, go ahead and click the link called Create filter with this search >>.
- Place a check in the box next to Never send it to Spam.
- Click Create a filter to save the changes.
Create a Filter on Yahoo!
You can create a filter to automatically send emails from certain domains to your inbox.
- Click on "Options" at the top right of the navigation bar. Now select "Mail Options" from the list that drops down. Choose "Filters" from the list that next appears and click on the "Add" button.
- Now choose the field you want to match in the incoming message you're expecting. For example, you might want to match something that you know will appear in the header or something that will appear in the "To" line. Choose the criterion by which you want the match to be made, such as that you want to snag anything that "contains" this phrase or word. Now enter the text string you want to compare, such as "From Women in Business." Finally, choose the destination folder, which would be your inbox.
The first option is easier, so if you're on familiar terms with the sender of the email you want to make sure you receive, ask him to send a test or blank email in advance so you can tell Yahoo! that it's not spammed with a single click. But if that's not an option, taking a few more steps should ensure that the email in question appears in your inbox.
Add an Address or Domain to Safe Senders in Outlook
To add an address or domain to Safe Senders in Outlook:
- Select Actions | Junk E-mail | Junk E-mail Options... from the menu in Outlook. Go to the Safe Senders tab.
- Click Add....
- Type the email address or domain name you want to whitelist
- To add a single address, type "email@example.com", for example. To add a complete domain, type "example.com", for example.
- To make sure sub-domains are not automatically whitelisted when you add a domain, include the '@' sign: "@example.com", for example. In this case, mail from "firstname.lastname@example.org" will not be whitelisted.
- Click OK.
- Click OK again.
If you already have a message from the sender you want to add to the Safe Senders list in your Outlook Inbox (or the Junk E-mail folder, of course), the procedure is even easier:
- Open a message from the sender (or a sender at the domain) you want to add to Safe Senders.
- Select Actions | Junk E-mail and then Add Sender to Safe Senders List or Add Sender's Domain (@example.com) to the Safe Senders List.