Email Whitelisting

THANK YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING TO CREATIVITY IN THE CLOUDS.

In this day and age, quite a few e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, which is often called spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block e-mail you actually want.

DO THE FOLLOWING TO MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE MY EMAILS:
Be sure to add the corresponding Creativity in the Clouds email addresses to your email whitelist to make sure the best chance of receiving my content and updates.

A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set, in other words, a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received.

My emails are always sent from the email address “katie@creativityintheclouds.com” and appear with the name “Katie Smith”.

Why is this important?

We all know that “spam” or unwanted and unsolicited advertising e-mails have become a huge problem. It has become such a problem 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.

Unfortunately, the current systems for stopping spam are not perfect. These systems often block e-mails that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s idea of what spam looks like.  And because of this, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting emails or subscriptions that you have requested.

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.

If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself, I’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.

Gmail:

  1. In your inbox, locate an email from Katie Smith (ex. the welcome email that led you to this page).
  2. Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.
  3. You’ll see that our emails will go to your primary folder in the future!

Yahoo! Mail

When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name. Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear. Select “Save”:

Outlook 2003 & Later

Right-click on the message in your inbox.
Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”


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