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How to whitelist an email address with Gmail, Outlook.com, or Yahoo! Mail

You are trying to reset your password. The site says to check your inbox for a password change email. However, there is no email in the inbox. This can happen when you sign up for a site or add an email address to a profile. This can also prevent you from receiving posts from an online group (aka mailing list).

Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, and Gmail are all available. Who are you going to call with your mail?

whitelist your email address with Gmail or Outlook.com to get the email that you desire. Mail. This guide will show you how.

 Why you’re not getting the emails

Gmail, Outlook.com, and Yahoo! Mail blocks email to prevent spam, phishing, and other malicious emails. They are mistakenly sending you emails you don’t need.

Ask your email provider to block or whitelist a particular email address to increase the likelihood of it getting through. This is how you do it for Gmail, Outlook.com, or Yahoo! Mail.

How to whitelist email addresses with Gmail

Log in to your Gmail.com account and follow the instructions.

Add the address to your contact list

Add the email address that is sending you an email (eg support@onlinegroups.net) to your Gmail Contacts. Google will typically deliver emails to addresses in your Contacts.

Mark messages as ‘Not spam

Gmail may have marked your emails as spam if you want to whitelist them.

  1. Navigate to the spam folder in Gmail.
  2. You can search for emails that contain the domain you want to whitelist (eg, onlinegroups.net).
  3. You can select all of the email addresses shown.
  4. Click More, then Not Spam.

Make a filter to find the address

To tell Google to whitelist email from a particular domain or group, create a filter.

  1. Click on the cog icon at the top-right corner and then Setting
  2. Click on Filters, then To create a new filter
  3. You can choose either
    • Enter the domain for the email that you wish to whitelist in either the From field, or
    • Enter the email address from the online group that you wish to whitelist in the To field
  4. Use to create a filter for this search
  5. Enter If you receive a message that matches the search choose
  6. Click on the Create filter link

Enter the domain name in the From field to whitelist all emails from that domain

Whitelist an online group by entering the email address of the group in the To field.

Tips:

  • You should not put your email address in the From and To fields. Gmail will only filter emails that match both criteria.
  • You can either enter a specific email address or an entire domain in the To and to fields.
  • You can enter multiple domains in each area by using OR, such as “onlinegroups.net OR group.yahoo.com”.

Also, Google’s help on Spam is a way to report legitimate mail.

Outlook.com whitelisting email addresses

Sign in to Outlook.com to access Hotmail, Outlook.com, Windows Live Mail, and MSN Mail.

Add the address to your contact list

Add the email address that is sending you an email (eg support@onlinegroups.net) to your Outlook.com Contacts. Outlook.com will typically deliver email to addresses in your Contacts.

Include the address in your safe senders

  1. Click on the cog icon at the top-right corner. Then More mail settings
  2. Select Secure and Blocked Senders then Safe Senders
  3. Add the domain from the email address you wish to whitelist to the Safe Senders list.
  4. Go back to Secure and Blocked Senders, and then choose Safe Mailing Lists
  5. To the Safe Mailing List, add the Email Address from the Online Group that you wish to whitelist.

Add the domain to the safe sender list to whitelist all emails sent from that domain

Whitelist an online group by adding the address of the group to the safe mailing list

Tips:

  • You can either enter a specific address or an entire domain in both the Safe Senders and Safety Mailing Lists.
  • You can use multiple email addresses or domains in both the Safe Senders as well as the Safe Mailing List.

Also, Outlook.com’s help with I didn’t receive an email from someone who sent me.

Yahoo! Mail: How to whitelist email addresses Mail

Register for your Yahoo! account. Send mail and do the following.

Add the address to your contact list

Add the email address that is sending you an email (eg support@onlinegroups.net) to your Yahoo! Mail Contacts. Yahoo! Yahoo! will often deliver emails to addresses in your Contacts.

Make a filter to find the address

  1. Click on the Settings icon to select Settings
  2. Click Filters then Edit
  3. Enter a Filter Name
  4. You can choose either
    • Enter the domain for the email that you wish to whitelist in either the Sender or fields.
    • Enter the email address from the online group that you wish to whitelist in Recipient.
  5. Choose Inbox to choose the folder where you want to send the email.
  6. Click Save then click Restore

Enter the domain name in the Sender field to whitelist all emails from that domain

Whitelist an online group by entering the email address of the group in the Recipient box.

Tips:

  • Yahoo! will not allow you to enter your email address in the Recipient and Sender fields. Mail will filter only emails that meet both of these criteria.
  • You can either enter a specific email address or an entire domain in the Sender or Recipient fields.
  • For each domain or email address that you wish to whitelist, create a new filter

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