EMAIL WHITELISTING

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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 emails from us do the following:
Be sure to add gin@empoweredwebsites.com email address 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 do respect and support 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 mean time, 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!) If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), we’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.

Gmail:

  1. Go to your settings.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Go to Filters and Blocked Addresses.
  4. Click create a new filter.
  5. Add gin@empoweredwebsites.com to the “From” field and your subscribed email address to the “To” field. Click Create Filter.
  6. Click Categorise as Primary and Never Send to Spam.
  7. You’ll see that our emails will go to your primary folder in the future!

Yahoo! Mail

  1. Go to the Settings menu icon and select Settings.
  2. Click Filters and then Add.
  3. Enter a Filter Name, you can use Empowered Websites.
  4. Enter the empoweredwebsites.com in the Sender field.
  5. Select Inbox as the folder to deliver the email.
  6. Click Save and then click Save again.

Mac Mail

  1. Select “Mail” and “Preferences” from the top menu.
  2. Click the Rules tab. Click “Add Rule”.
  3. Call it “Whitelist: Empowered Websites” to identify the rule.
  4. In the next two dropdown menus, select “From” in the first, and “Ends with” for the second.
  5. In the text field following “Ends with”, enter @empoweredwebsites.com
  6. In the “Perform the following actions” section, set the three dropdown items to: “Move Message”,to the mailbox: “Inbox”.
  7. Click “Apply” to save the rule.

Outlook

  1. Select ActionsJunk E-mail > Junk E-mail Options from the menu in Outlook.
  2. Go to the Safe Senders
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type empoweredwebsites.com
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK