Email Whitelisting

Natalie Lue, Baggage Reclaim

 

Thank you for subscribing to Baggage Reclaim.

I’ve been writing here since 2005 and every single sign-up means as much to me as when I first jumped with glee in the early days when sign-ups were few and far between! Thank you.

Now to make sure you get my emails!

Many email and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted email, often called spam. Sometimes these programs block email you want to get. I am very strict about email, and when you sign up to my lists, you’re asked to confirm that you actually want my emails. This means you’re not getting spam; you’re getting what you asked for.

Please do the following….

Add my email address to your email whitelist because this gives you the best chance of receiving my content and updates. That email is natalie at baggagereclaim dot co dot uk (replace the at with @ and dot with .)

A whitelist is a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email blocking program will allow messages to be received.

Please Note: If you are a Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo user, it’s imperative that you read the instructions below because we get inundated with requests from these users due to the way that these ISPs filter their email and whitelisting actions now could save you the headache.

Why is this important?

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, commonly known as “spam”, is a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that email 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.

What they’re doing is a good thing but the solutions are not perfect and sometimes they block what you signed up for. This is similar to humans with their habits – sometimes we have false positives and false negatives. Ultimately, everyone has a different definition of spam!

So to keep me out of your blacklist and to add me in to your whitelist, add me to your address book but also follow these simple instructions:

Every email system is different but I think I have the popular ones covered. If I have missed yours, contact your ISP – the people who provide your internet service – and ask them. Then let me know and I’ll add it here.

Gmail

  • In your inbox, locate an email from me and drag that email in to your primary tab.
  • If you purchase from my shop or are on one of my course, find a receipt or coursework email and drag these there while you’re at it.
  • My emails will now be in your primary tab when they’re delivered.

Yahoo! Mail

  • When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name.
  • Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear.
  • Select “Save”:

Mac Mail

  • 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 for your rule in the “Description” field.
  • Use the following settings: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains.”
  • Type my 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 message in your inbox.
  • Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
  • Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”

Hotmail / Live

  • Sign in to your account. Go to inbox.
  • Click Options located at the upper-right side of the page.
  • Select More Options.
  • Under Preventing junk email, click Safe and blocked senders.
  • Click Safe Senders.
  • In the text box, type in the email address or domain you’d like to always receive email from, and then click add to list >>.