Your Email Provider Is a Dick
Be Sure You Get Our Emails:
We send out emails for lots of reasons. Most of the emails come from getalisted.com, selfmanagementforactors.com, and cricketfeet.com, or the specific email address email@example.com.
Bulk, free, online email services like Hotmail, Yahoo!, and — God help you — AOL, for some reason send some messages to your junk folder. Rather than complain, we'll just tell you how to make sure your email service doesn't trash our emails to you. Because, hey, you want our emails, or you wouldn't have signed up for 'em, right?
If you find 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 to Contacts list"
Adding us to your CONTACTS is not enough. Here's the further fix, in screengrabs. You're going to create a new filter.
Click on the gear icon on the top right of your inbox, and choose "Settings." On the settings page, click on "Filter." At the bottom of the filter menu, you'll see "Create a new filter." Click on that.
Now you can create a new filter.
Use (@firstname.lastname@example.org) to get ALL our goodies.
Tell Gmail to leave us OUT of your spam filter!
To whitelist SMFA with Yahoo!, you will need to set up a filter after first taking the following steps:
Now to create the filter:
- If you find email from us is going to your Yahoo! bulk folder, open it and click "Not Spam"
- Be sure that the address email@example.com is not on your "Blocked Addresses" list. If it is on your "Blocked Addresses" list, select it and click "Remove Block"
- Open your mail and click on "Mail Options" in the upper right hand corner
- Select "Filters" (in the bottom left corner)
- On the Filters page, click "Add"
- Select the "From header:" rule, and add "contains" and selfmanagementforactors.com. This tells the system to put email from selfmanagementforactors.com in your inbox and not the Bulk folder
- Click the "Choose Folder" pull down menu and select "Inbox" (or whatever folder you've selected for your SMFA emails)
- Pick the Add Filter button
There are two ways to whitelist using Windows Live Hotmail.
To add our email address to your Safe List:
To add our email address to your Contacts list:
- Click the "Mail" tab to open your mailbox
- Click "Options," located at the top right, next to Help
- Click the "Junk Email Protection" link
- Select "Safe List"
- In the space provided, enter firstname.lastname@example.org, and click "Add"
- As soon as you see our email address in the Safe List box, click "OK"
- Open an email you received from us
- Click the "Save Address" button located on the right in the line of options just above the email
- Click "OK"
To add us to your AOL address book:
- Open an email from us and then click the "This Is Not Spam" button
- Click the Mail menu and select Address Book
- Wait for the Address Book window to pop up, then click the "Add" button
- Wait for the Address Card for New Contact window to load
- Paste email@example.com into the "Other Email" field
- Make our "From" address, firstname.lastname@example.org the Primary Email address by checking the appropriate box
- Click "Save"
- On the Tools menu, click Options
- On the Preferences tab, click Junk Email
- On the Safe Senders tab, click Add
- Add email@example.com where it says "Add address"
- Click OK
First, if email from firstname.lastname@example.org ends up in your junk folder, highlight or open it and click "Not Junk" at the top of your screen.
- Go to Mail > Preferences from your Mail menu
- Go to the Rules tab
- Select Add Rule
- Give this rule a name such as "SMFA"
- Create a rule that says "If any of the following conditions are met: 'From' 'Contains'" and then paste in email@example.com
- From the actions, select "Move message" to mailbox "Inbox"
- Click "OK"
Phew! Got all that? :)