Many e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block e-mail you want to get.
To Ensure You Are Receiving Your MySMARTblog Emails Do The Following:
Be sure to add the corresponding MySMARTblog email addresses to your email white list to ensure the best chance of receiving our content and updates.
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.
We applaud their intention to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees 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’s idea of what spam looks like. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the meantime, 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!)
Log into your account and open up the email in your inbox. Hover over the sender’s name and a window will pop up. Select “Add to Contacts” to save the sender to your Contacts list.
You can also whitelist in gmail before opening the email. To do so, hover over the sender’s name next to the subject line in the inbox. Click “More” in the pop-up box. Select “Add to senders” to save to your Contacts list.
- Log into your account, hover over the “Settings” icon on the top right (looks like a cog wheel) and once the menu pops up, click “Settings”.
- In the “Settings” tab, select “Filters” from the left menu and click the button to “Add” a filter.
- Type a name for your filter in the “Filter name” field. Select “contains” in the “sender” drop-down menu. Type the sender’s email address in the “sender” text field. In the “Move to Folder” drop-down menu, select “Inbox”. Click the “Save” button in the top bar to save the filter.
- In the upper right hand corner of your account, click on the “Settings” icon (looks like a cog wheel). From here, click on the option for “Options”.
- While in this section, click on the option for “Safe and blocked senders”.
- Click on “Safe senders”
- Enter in the sender’s email address and click the button to “Add to list”