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Use Whitelisting to Make Sure You Get Your Health Bytes Confirmation Letter and Updates
Unsolicited, unwanted advertising e-mail, commonly known as “spam,” has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet service providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or have begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to separate the good guys from the bad.
We at FSPHealth.co.za applaud their intention to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives,” but in the meantime, you might find you’re not getting your Health Bytes e-mails.
As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your Health Bytes e-mails from falling into the false-positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “whitelist.” Whitelist us now, to ensure that you receive your Health Bytes confirmation letter and updates.
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 representatives for instructions. (Forward the answer to us, and we might add it here!)
One vital thing you can do that helps no matter what e-mail system you’re using is this: Add <email@example.com> to your address book.
To find instructions for your e-mail provider or software, view the appropriate option below.
To ensure that your Fit Talk confirmation letter and updates is delivered to your Yahoo! inbox (not the bulk mail folder), you can instruct Yahoo! to filter it to your inbox. Here’s how:
Open your Yahoo! mailbox
Click Mail Options
Next, click Add Filter
In the top row, labeled From header, make sure Contains is selected in the pull-down menu
Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the bottom, where it says Move the message to, select Inbox from the pull-down menu
Click the Add Filter button again.
If you are using Hotmail, you can ensure that your IL Event Confirmation letter and event updates is delivered to your inbox by adding <<email@example.com> to your Safe List. Here’s how:
Click the Options tab
Select Safe List. (It’s under the heading Mail Handling)
In the space provided, enter the address <firstname.lastname@example.org> Click Add.
When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click OK.
If you’re using AOL, you can ensure that your Health Bytes Confirmation letter and event updates is delivered to your inbox by setting your mail controls. Here’s how:
Go to Keyword Mail Controls
Select the screen name we’re sending your Fit Talk e-mails to
Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name
For AOL version 7.0: In the section for “exclusion and inclusion parameters,” include the <email@example.com>
For AOL version 8.0: Select Allow e-mail from all AOL members, e-mail addresses, and domains
Click Next until the Save button shows up at the bottom
Many popular e-mail programs, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, and Netscape Mail, don’t provide a convenient way for you to whitelist the folks you want to receive e-mail from. If you’re using this sort of e-mail system and you want to make sure you receive your Health Bytes Confirmation Letter and updates, you can do something about it.
Contact the customer service representatives or the postmaster at the company that provides your e-mail or Internet connection (your ISP). Explain to them that Health Bytes emails are e-mail that you asked for and value. Ask them if they can whitelist Health Bytes emails. They’ll probably ask you for some information about us. Here’s what to tell them:
Sending Address: If they ask for our address, give them the address <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Domain: If they need to know the domain we’re mailing from, tell them both of these:
Thank you for whitelisting International Health Bytes E-mails.