INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHITELISTING OUR EMAIL
How to Whitelist Email from SBGC for AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Postini & More
To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your inbox, and isn’t mistakenly sent to the junk folder, please whitelist our email addresses, which end in @smallbusinessgrowth.org
Below is information on how to whitelist us with AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, ThunderBird and Postini. Even if your ISP or email program is not listed, with these instructions you should be able to figure out how to whitelist our email address at any ISP or with any email program.
Also, if you find an email from any of the above-listed emails in your spam or junk folder, please take that opportunity to tell your mail program that it is not spam by hitting the “not spam”, “not junk” or similar button, as that will train your program to whitelist it.
First, if you find an email from us in your Gmail spam folder, select our email and click the “Not Spam” button
Next, open an email that you have received from us
Click on the little down-pointing-triangle-arrow next to “Reply”:
Click “Add SBGC to Contacts list”
On the Tools menu, click Options
On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail
On the Safe Senders tab, click Add
Add @smallbusinessgrowth.org to ensure that the email we send where it says “Add address”
APPLE MAIL FOR OS X
1. First, if email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org To ensure that the email we send ends up in your junk folder, highlight or open it and click “Not Junk” at the top of your screen.
2. Go to Mail > Preferences from your Mail menu
3. Go to the Rules tab
4. Select Add Rule
5. Give this rule a name such as “SBGC”
6. Create a rule that says “If any of the following conditions are met: ‘From’ ‘Contains’” and then paste in
7. From the actions, select ‘Move message’ to mailbox ‘Inbox’.
8. Click “OK”
To whitelist our address with Hotmail you will need to add @smallbusinessgrowth.org to your Hotmail Safe List.
1. First, if you find an email from us in your Hotmail junk folder, open the email and click “Not Junk”
2. Next, check to see if the email address @smallbusinessgrowth.org is on your Blocked Senders list. If you find @smallbusinessgrowth.org on your Hotmail blocked senders list, select it and click on the “Remove” button.
3. Next, open your mailbox and click “Options” in the upper right-hand corner
4. At the top of the page, click on the “Junk E-mail Protection” link
5. Next, click on “Safe List”, which is down near the bottom
6. Copy and paste @smallbusinessgrowth.org where it says “Type an address or domain”
7. Click the “Add” button
To add @smallbusinessgrowth.org to your AOL address book:
1. Open an email from us and then click the ‘This Is Not Spam’ button
2. Click the Mail menu and select Address Book
3. Wait for the Address Book window to pop up, then click the ‘Add’ button
4. Wait for the Address Card for New Contact window to load
5. Paste @smallbusinessgrowth.org into the ‘Other E-Mail’ field
6. Make our “From” address, @smallbusinessgrowth.org the Primary E-Mail address by checking the appropriate box
7. Click “Save”
You do not need to whitelist email from SBGC in Postini unless you find it trapped in the “Junk” area by Postini.
1. Log into your Postini account
2. Look to see if any emails from @smallbusinessgrowth.org are listed in your Junk area
3. If you find an email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org in the Junk area, check the checkbox next to the email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org
4. Click the “Deliver Selected” link at the very top of the Junk screen
5. On the next screen, click the “Approve Sender” checkbox next to the email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org
6. Click the “Approve Selected Senders” button
To whitelist in Thunderbird, you will need to add @smallbusinessgrowth.org to your address book and then set up your Thunderbird Junk Mail Controls to whitelist your address book.
1. First, if you find an email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org in your Junk folder, right-click on our email and choose “Mark as Not Junk”
2. Next, click the Address Book button
3. Highlight the Personal Address Book
4. Click on “New Card”
5. In the “Contact” tab of the new card, copy and paste @smallbusinessgrowth.org to the email dialog box
6. Click “Ok”
7. Next, to whitelist your address book, select “Tools > Junk Mail Controls” from the drop-down menu
8. Update the “White Lists” module under the “Settings” tab by selecting “Personal Address Book” from the drop-down menu, and then check the box next to “Do not mark messages as junk mail”
9. Click “Ok”
To whitelist @smallbusinessgrowth.org with Yahoo!, you will need to set up a “filter” after first taking the following steps:
1. If you find an email from @smallbusinessgrowth.org is going to your Yahoo! bulk folder, open it and click “Not Spam”
2. Be sure that the addresses @smallbusinessgrowth.org are not in your “Blocked Addresses” list. If @smallbusinessgrowth.org are on your “Blocked Addresses” list, select it and click “Remove Block”
Now to create the filter:
3. Open your mail and click on “Mail Options” in the upper right-hand corner
4. Select ‘Filters’ (in the bottom left corner)
5. On the Filters page, click “Add”
6. Select the “From header:” rule, and add “contains” and @smallbusinessgrowth.org which tells the system to put email with @smallbusinessgrowth.org in your inbox and not the bulk folder.
7. Click the “Choose Folder” pull-down menu and select ‘Inbox’
8. Pick the Add Filter button