Friday, December 3, 2010

Are Your Emails Getting Spammed?

We are all aware of "spam email," the unsolicited commercial email that is sent to multiple recipients. Spam mail is annoying and Internet Service Providers are doing what they can to help filter out these types of emails. Unfortunately, sometimes the good guys get filtered out with the bad.

One solution to this problem is white listing. A white list is a group of contacts or email addresses that you WANT to receive emails from. When you first receive an email, your service provider or email software will check this list. If the email has been sent from someone on this list, the email will automatically be delivered to your inbox - every time!

Here are a few of the most common providers with step by step instructions on how to add an email to your white list:

Yahoo Mail
1. Click on the "Options" tab in the upper right-hand corner
2. Find the "Filters" link and click on it
3. Set-up a new filter by clicking on "add"
4. In the "Filter Name" box, give your filter a name
5. In the "From Header" section, select "Contains" and then in the box immediately to the right, enter the email addresse(s) you wish to receive email from
6. Near the bottom of the filter window, find the section that says "Move the Message To" and select "Inbox" from the dropdown menu
7. In the lower left corner, click the "Add Filter" button

AOL
1. Open an email from the recipient you wish to receive emails from
2. Click on the "Add Address" tab - located at the right of your screen
3. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the Address Card window

Outlook
1. Open an email from the recipient you wish to receive emails from
2. Click on the "Actions" tab
3. Click on the "Junk E-mail" link
4. Click on "Add Sender to Safe Senders List"

Hotmail
1. Click on the "Options" tab in the upper right hand corner and then click on "More Options"
2. Locate the "Junk E-Mail" category and click on "Safe and Blocked Senders"
3. Click on "Safe Senders"
4. In the box labeled "Sender or Domain to Mark as Safe," enter the email address
5. Click the "Add to List" button

Are you a Certified Senior Advisor and not receiving emails from us? Add our email addresses to your white list: society@csa.us and scsa@updatefrom.com

Blog posting by Society of Certified Senior Advisors
www.csa.us