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How to Whitelist an Email Address


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If you have a Gmail account, it’s easy to set things up so that a given sender is whitelisted for all future communications.
The Gmail whitelist process can be done quickly through a desktop:

1 Click the settings button (in the top-right corner of the screen), then select “Settings” from the resulting drop-down menu.

2 Navigate to the tab labelled Filtered and Blocked Addresses to access information about your existing filters.

3 Select Create a new filter and enter the emails or domains you want to whitelist.

To whitelist a single email address, for example, type the entire address. On the other hand, if you’re trying to whitelist every sender from a certain domain, type the domain alone, such as “”. This will tell Gmail to approve every message from a Yahoo sender.

1 Click Create filter to approve the new filter, then mark Never send to Spam to whitelist every email within the filter. You can also choose to Star these emails, apply a given label, or mark them as important.

You can also whitelist through the Gmail app:

1 Open the Gmail application.

2 Navigate to Spam or Junk folder.

3 Click on the message you wish to view.

4 Select the option Report not spam.

5 You will now receive messages from this sender as normal.


1 Click on Settings, then View all Outlook settings.

2 Go to Junk email, then choose Safe senders and domains or Safe mailing lists to select the domain or email you want to whitelist.

3 Enter the domain name or email address you wish to add to Safe senders. Make sure to include the @ character for domain names in order to only whitelist emails with the exact string of characters you entered (and nothing more).


If you want to move a sender or domain name to your whitelist Yahoo Mail, the process is even easier than it is in the other service providers mentioned above.

As long as you have already received at least one message from the address in question, all you have to do is highlight that message in the Bulk folder and mark it as Not Spam. Once you have identified a single message from a given sender, the Yahoo Mail spam filters will automatically allow future messages from the same address into your inbox.

If a message hasn’t yet been sent you:

1 Navigate to the Settings icon, then click More Settings from the Yahoo Mail menu.

2 Select Filters and hit Add new filters to enter information about the domain name or sender.

3 From here, you can enter any string of text you want to whitelist in future emails. This could be anything from an email address or domain name to something you expect to be in the body of the message.

Yahoo Mail makes it much easier to whitelist a domain name or email sender once they’ve already sent a message to you in your Bulk folder, so consider asking the person you’re trying to whitelist to send you a test email in advance.

If you're using the Yahoo mobile app:

1 Open Yahoo Mail Mobile App.

2 Click on the sidebar.

3 Click on the Spam folder.

4 Find the email you wish to whitelist.

5 Click Move and then click Inbox

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