How to whitelist emails

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Sometimes, the emails you actually want to read, go directly to your spam and promotions folder. This means you could lose out on some important information – but there’s an easy way to fix it.
Here’s how to whitelist emails, with instructions for all major email providers. It only takes a few seconds:

Gmail users

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the email (right next to Reply)
· Click on “Add Lilach Bullock to contacts list”

Yahoo! Mail users

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Hover your mouse over the sender’s name or email address to display the contact card
· Click on Add to Contacts
· Enter any additional information required

AOL Mail:

Go to Contacts in the left panel and:
· Click on New Contact from above your contacts list
· Enter all the details required for that contact
· Click on Add contact to save your settings

Apple Mail:

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Click Message from the Mail menu
· Click on Add Sender to Address Book

Outlook 2010

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Right-click on the name of the sender
· Click on Add to Contacts

Outlook (newer versions: 2013, 2016, 2019, and Outlook for Microsoft 365)

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:

  • Right click on the name of the sender
  • Click on Add to Outlook Contacts

·  Fill in the details required and click Save

Comcast/Xfinity

Go to your Contacts screen and:
· Click on the + sign in the right-hand corner of the Connect Address Book
· Tap on New Contact option

Earthlink

Open the Address Book and:
· Click the Add pull-down menu above the list of contacts
· Click on Contact to have the Add Contact window appear
· Add the email address and any other option information

Netzero

Open the Address Book tab from the top navigation bar and:
· Ensure the Contacts tab is selected and click on Add Contact
· Enter all the relevant information

Windows live Hotmail

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Click on Add to Contacts next to the sender’s email

Mozilla Thunderbird for PC

Click on your Address Book and:
· Make sure Personal Address Book is highlighted
· Click on New Card
· In the new tab, under Contacts, enter the email and any extra information needed

Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac

Click on your Address Book and:
· Make sure Personal Address Book is highlighted
· Click on New Card
· In the new tab, under Contacts, enter the email and any extra information

iOS devices

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Tap on the sender’s name in the From field
· Tap on Create New Contact

Android devices

Go to the email from the sender/person you want to whitelist and:
· Tap on the picture of the sender
· Tap OK when asked to add to contacts

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