Hi! Welcome to Peaceful Body Coaching. Thank you for inviting me to your inbox. I know you get a lot of emails, so let's make this relationship easy on both of us.
You probably have noticed that email servers can be fickle creatures, but they do this to protect you from unwanted mail. However, they can sometimes send emails (like those from me!) to your spam folder.
I know you don't want that to happen, right? I want to make sure that you get a chance to read what I write for you, so to ensure that you receive emails from me, simply follow these easy steps…
Add my email address to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of seeing my messages.
But, what's a whitelist?
A whitelist is a list of people, organizations, or other contacts you want to hear from—or a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email blocking program will allow messages to be received.
So, why does this matter?
Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, also known as “spam”, is at an all-time high. Personally, I don't even bother to peak at my spam folder; it's pretty scary!
Since spam critical mass has become such an issue, most email services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have started to set up aggressive blocking or filtering systems—that can categorize email as spam, regardless of whether or not you want to hear from that person/contact, etc.
Fortunately there is something you can do about it!
You can whitelist!
Below are instructions for some of the more popular email servers.
If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service team and ask for their instructions. If you find out how to set up a whitelist on your email server that isn't listed below, send it to me and I will add it to the list.
- In your inbox, locate an email from firstname.lastname@example.org – like the most recent email you just received from me.
- Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.
- You’ll see that our emails will go to your primary folder in the future, yay! :-)
- When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name. Find my most recent email to you and click that "+".
- 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 (such as Shelly or Peaceful Body) for your rule in the “Description” field.
- Use the following settings: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains.”
- Type the sender’s email address 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 most recent message from me in your inbox.
- Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
- Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”
There ya go! That wasn't so hard, was it? Thanks for adding me to your whitelist!