How To Add Email Addresses To Your Safe Sender List

If you’re sick and tired of wondering “Where’s my email?” – then, you’ve come to the right place.  I’ll show you how to add email addresses to your safe sender list, also known as a whitelist.

Unsolicited marketing messages are known as spam.  These messages cause a headache for email subscribers, which is why email service providers have put spam filters in place.  These spam filters look for certain characteristics.

Junk Mail

If an email has any of these characteristics, it can be flagged as spam.  Once it’s flagged, it’s sent to a spam or bulk mail folder, where it sits until it’s deleted by the system.

In most cases, spam filters do a great job.  They keep inboxes clear of clutter so users can see the messages they want to see.  However, spam filters can make mistakes and mark solicited (wanted) emails as spam.  This is most common with email lists and website subscriptions.


There are two ways you can prevent solicited emails from ending up in the spam folder.  First, you can add the sender to your address book.  In order to do this, you’ll need the sender’s email address.  The email address is usually provided when you sign up for an email list or website.  However, if the email address isn’t provided, you’ll need to wait until you receive your first email.

You may have to go in your spam folder to retrieve it.  Once you get the email, you can open it up and get the address.  Then, you can add the email address to your address book.

Email Sender

In most cases, that will be enough.  However, you can take additional precautions to ensure email addresses end up on your “Safe Sender” list. I’m going to outline the procedures you’ll need to follow for some of the most popular email providers.


If you are using the popular free email program GMAIL, you’ll need to follow a few steps to ensure your emails make it to the white list.  You will need to:

  1. Open the email you want to put in your safe sender list.
  2. Go to the title line of the email and move your cursor toward the date.
  3. Click “More Options.”
  4. Select “Add Sender to Contacts List.”

Gmail Procedure

If you have already received an email and it ended up in the spam folder, open up your spam folder, select the email and click “Not Spam.”

Not Spam Button


If you want to keep emails in your inbox instead of your bulk folder with Yahoo!, you need to:

  1. Open your mailbox and click “Options.”  This is located at the top of the page.
  2. Select “Mail Options.”
  3. Click on “Filters.”  You’ll find this on the left hand side of the page.
  4. Click the “Add” button.
  5. Put the sender’s email address in the “Sender” section.
  6. Click “Add Filter.” (step 4)  This will save your filter.

 Yahoo Procedure


If you use Hotmail, you will need to:

  1. Log into your email and click “Options”
  2. Choose “More Options.”
  3. Under “Preventing Junk Email” select “Safe and Blocked Senders.”
  4. Choose “Safe List.”
  5. Enter the sender’s email address in the “From” line.
  6. Click “Add.”

Hot mail Procedure

GoDaddy Webmail

If you are using GoDaddy webmail with your hosting plan, you will need to:

  1. Open up your email and place a checkmark to the left of the email you want to add to the safe sender list.
  2. Right click the email.
  3. Select “’Allow Sender” from the “More Actions” drop down menu.
  4. Click “Apply

Godaddy Procedure

Microsoft Outlook

If you use Microsoft Outlook, you will need to:

  1. Open up your Junk E-Mail folder.
  2. Select the email.
  3. Click “Not Junk.”

Microsoft Outlook Procedure

If you’re still unsure of how to add email addresses to the safe sender list, you can contact your email provider.  The customer representative will be able to add email addresses to your list in a matter of minutes.

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In most cases, the representative will just need the sender’s email address.  However, some email providers will also need the sender’s IP address.  In that case, you can forward the email provider one of the sender’s emails.  If the provider is unable to get the IP address from the email, you will have to contact the sender.

As you can see, it is relatively simple to learn how to add email addresses to your safe sender list.  Follow these steps so you can receive all of your important emails.

I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

Take Care,
Carol Amato

Internet Marketer - Coach with Heart
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  • Rachel

    Thankyou thank you thank you! boy, this will help me – i go nuts all the time with trying to find something after I buy it or one of my subscriptions.
    thank you again! Rachel

    • Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Rachel – I figured it would help a lot of people as it can be so frustrating!!
      Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • Shirley King

    Thank you for your post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

    • Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Shirley – glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • Donald

    Hi Carol,

    You’re right! It is so aggravating sometimes looking for a certain piece of mail,especially if it’s really important to your business. Being organized with your emails do help tremendously. Thanks for the info

    • Carol Amato

      Hey Donald,
      Yeah, it can really be frustrating. You’re welcome. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.
      Thanks for stopping by :). – Carol

  • Anthony Alicea

    Thank you very much for this great valuble information!!!

    I was feeling so confuse until today after I saw your video-tutorial. I invested in FastCash
    Commission program and CPV Domination and was feeling completely lost.
    Thanks to God that you appears and will follow your business rules.

    Thank you once again and God bless you and your family always.

    • Carol Amato

      Hello Anthony!
      I am so glad that you find my info helpful!! Makes me happy. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Take Care,
      – Carol

  • PooChin Ng

    Hi Carol,
    Thanks for the information about How to Add Email Addresses
    to your Safe Sender List. It is important to know this and thanks again.
    Happy coming Merry Christmas to you.

    • Carol Amato

      Hello PooChin!
      You’re welcome! I enjoy providing info to help folks.
      Have a Blessed Christmas and prosperous New Year!
      – Carol

  • Fred E. Thompson Jr.

    Thanks Carol.
    As usual great info.
    I also want to thank you again for the heads up on advertising Click Bank on Facebook, it is not only going to be profitable it also is a lot of fun. You are the Best.
    Fred & Hyunsou

    • Carol Amato

      Hello Fred & Hyunsou!
      You’re welcome, I enjoy what I do even though it is a lot of work! :)

      I appreciate your kind words. Have a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
      – Carol

  • Joaquim Fernandes

    I really appreciate. this is indeed great valuable information. But the point is I have invested in something and I am all confused. No point discusing about it. But I would rather prefer if you have something like freelance or similiar. I would be more interested in the real data entry jobs than get involved in matter which looks very simple but I do not know head or tail of it. and when I make the payment nothing comes out of it. Its the gurus that a misguiding. To figure out the good and bad gurus my dear its very difficult, so what I do right now is – I start deleting their emails immediately without reading its contents. I do not have time for all these foolish articles. I have lost my patience. Carol I would appreciate if you could help me on this data entry, or word processing or data processing aspect. In fact I am a Programmer and am well versed in database management systems.

    Thanks a lot for your good literature.
    Joaquim Fernandes

    • Carol Amato

      Hello Joaquim!

      Internet marketing isn’t for everyone….so go with what you enjoy.

      I have written posts about offering services to make money online if you have a skill set, which can be found here:

      You could check out, and or

      You have a lot of choices, all you have to do is visit the sites and decide which one you want to get started with.
      Hope to help. :)
      – Carol

  • Richard Bohn


    You are the greatest, and by far one of the most down to earth people I know. Your info is most relevant and always very helpful. Thanks for doing the hard work so that we don’t have to do as much.
    Duringthe reason for the season may you and your familyt richly be blessed.,

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Richard!
      You are very welcome – I certainly appreciate your kind words! :)

      Have a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
      – Carol

  • Dorothy Marr

    Thank you again Carol you are so helpful.

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Dorothy!
      You are very welcome – I enjoy helping folks with things that I used to struggle with! lol
      Have a good evening. – Carol

  • Gayle

    Hi Carol,
    I saw your video on Anthony Morrison’s website and was very interested. Have you worked just from his book, did you join any of his website trainings? Have you gone thru the PMI course that they offered?
    I am looking to do the same thing as you and wonder if it’s worth putting in all the time?

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Gayle,

      I have all of Anthony’s books, as they are very good, and I learned a lot.

      I don’t have any of his products/programs/coaching, however, as I launched out on my own because I did not have the budget for that at the time.
      I did get with a personal coach as soon as I could, and he shared his business model with me, which is solid and has worked very well for me. My entire business has the foundation of list building, which you can learn about by watching my free video. Just sign up in the opt-in form in the upper right hand corner, and I’ll send you my free video training where I explain the necessary components to making money online.
      Yes, it is worth is as I have built up to earning thousands per month, and I really enjoy what I do.
      Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • Fredy

    Thank you this helped alot!

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Fredy,
      I’m so glad the info is helpful to you.
      Take Care,

  • Dawn

    Hi Carol,
    I just listened to your YouTube video and I am hopeful. I just started a couple of days ago with Anthony’s program. I am a single mom with one daughter and I am employed full-time. I am just amazed at what you have built here in just three months. Your website is very impressive and informational. If you could give a newbie some advice or tips, what would you recommend. Thank you for your time.


    • Carol Amato

      Hi Dawn!
      Actually, now I’ve been doing Internet marketing for about a year! :) It is definitely a layering process! It takes time and hard work. My site didn’t always look like this… My recommendation is to listen to Golden Nuggets – Internet Marketing Basics video and take notes. List out the components you need to make money online – I cover this in the video. You can pause while you take notes. Then, take the challenge at the end, really think about your market/niche. Next ask me specific questions….just send me an email, and I’ll give you more info when you do. Hope to help. :)

      Have a great weekend.
      – Carol

  • Mr Jackie

    Thank you so much that’s great some of this e-mail can be a headache. I have been sick but better now, thanks again.

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Mr. Jackie,

      I agree – that’s why having this bookmarked will help when you’re in a bind and need to know the steps again…

      Have a blessed weekend. :)
      – Carol

  • Sharon

    I have been purchusing & downloading different things. I have had some health issues, but not giving up, so I was going to try to use my cell. :-)
    On July 7, 2012 I payed for a $47.00 Item I was on my Droid & I did not get to download it. I have the Invoice ID # from paypal.
    And last night July 16th, I purchused the $17.00 Item thur Paypal again on my Droid & was not able to download that Item! Till I figure it out, I will not do that with my phone…
    Can you please send the 2 Items to me @ my gmail address & I will open them with my desk top computer.
    I Thank You, Sincerely Sharon :-)

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Sharon,

      Bless your heart……..sounds frustrating!

      Your download link has been resent….enjoy!

      Take Care,
      Carol Amato


    Hi Carol,
    Thank you so much for answering my email.
    You have given me some good advise and I intend to use it. As soon as I go through and clean out some of the riff-raf I will get back to you.
    From what I have been checking out I have decided that the Commission-Cash-Code, fbAdClonev2.0 programs, just to mention two, Autopilot programs are for me. Can you tell me what you have heard regarding this facet of Affiliate Marketing is concerned? Again, thank you for your assistance. Take care. Ilma-Clio

    • Carol Amato

      Hi Ilma,

      You are very welcome. That makes me happy. :-)

      Sorry, I don’t know anything about those programs… But I wish you all the best.

      Have a great weekend.
      – Carol

  • kenny holt

    Just wanting to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We pray that everybody is in great health and yall’s spirits high. The Holt Family!!!!

    P.S. I hope you can still tie your own shoes!!!! HA! HA!

    • Carol Amato

      Hey Kenny!

      Thanks so much! Yes, we had a great family day, and Daniel invited some friends from college to share our feast. Both were international students, and we had a great time.

      Take Care,
      – Carol