There's nothing more frustrating than chatting with a co-worker, client or reader who has sent you an e-mail with information regarding time-sensitive issues that you can't find in your e-mail inbox. After a fruitless search, you decide to wade through the mounds of messages in your spam folder and sure enough, said e-mail is hanging out with all the unsavory correspondence. It's the same way with e-newsletters. Chemical Processing sends out its e-newsletters on a regular schedule. If you're not receiving them as you should, help is on the way.
To assist you in moving those e-mails on the right side of the tracks, we've gathered tips from around the web for how you can "whitelist" (ensure e-mail delivery) ChemicalProcessing.com e-blasts for Outlook 2003, Yahoo, and Gmail.
Add ChemicalProcessing.com's "From" address — we use email@example.com for most newsletters; however, we also use firstname.lastname@example.org to deliver surveys and other magazine-related updates — to your Safe Senders list:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail.
3. On the Safe Senders tab, click Add.
4. In the Add address, put email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Click OK.
You'll want to set up a filter to redirect our newsletters into your e-mail inbox:
1. Open your mailbox and click on Mail Options (upper right hand corner).
2. Select Filters.
3. Click Add link on the Filters page.
4. Update the "From header" rule with these two pieces of information: "contains" and email@example.com. Repeat the step with "contains" and firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Click the Choose Folder pull down menu and select inbox.
6. Pick the Add Filter button.
If any of ChemicalProcessing.com's newsletters or e-blasts are getting stuck in your Yahoo Bulk Folder, please open the e-mail and click the "Not Spam" button. You can also check to see if the newsletter's email address is in your "Blocked Addresses" list. If you see email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org on this list, select it and click the Remove Block button. The last step of the process is to set up a filter as shown above.
Please add our "From" address, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, to your Gmail Contacts List:
1. Click Contacts along the left side of any Gmail page.
2. Click Add Contact.
3. Copy and paste our "From" address, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org into the primary e-mail address dialog box.
4. Click Save.
How to check if our newsletter is in the "spam" folder:
1. Click "Spam" along the left side of any Gmail page.
2. Checkmark the box next to our newsletter.
3. Click on the Not Spam button along the top.
Please add our "From address" email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to your AOL address book:
1. Click the Mail menu and select Address Book.
2. Once the Address Book window to pops up, click the Add button.
3. Paste email@example.com into the Other E-Mail field. Repeat the process for firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Make our From address the "Primary E-Mail" address by checking the associated check box.
5. Click the Save button.
If our newsletter is in your AOL Spam Folder, please open the email(s) and click the This Is Not Spam button. Next, please add email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org into your Address Book as described above.
You'll want to add our From address, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, to your Hotmail Safe List:
1. Open your mailbox and click Options
2. Click the Junk E-Mail Protection link
3. Select the Safe List link
4. Copy and paste email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org into the dialog box "Type an address or domain".
5. Click the Add button next to the dialog box.
If our newsletter is in your Junk E-Mail Folder, open the newsletter and click the Not Junk button. Check to see if our email address is in your Blocked Senders list. If you see email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org appears on this list, select it and click the Remove button. If you have not done so, add email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org into your Safe List as outlined above.
Traci Purdum is Chemical Processing's senior digital editor. She will never knowingly send you junk e-mail. You can contact her at email@example.com.