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How To Whitelist The Marketing Tip of The Week in your Spam Filter
If you currently use an anti-spam program or service, you should take a few minutes to whitelist this newsletter to make sure you continue to receive future issues.

Your spam program or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) could inadvertently mistake our newsletter for spam, unless you whitelist it.

Increasingly, mail services (ex., Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc,) and ISPs (ex., Earthlink.net, AOL.com, etc.) are using filtering systems to try and keep spam out of their customers’ email boxes. These filtering systems can incorrectly filter out legitimate emails that you want to recieve, unless you whitelist the sender of those emails.

So, it’s important that you take a few minutes right now to whitelist The Marketing Tip of The Week to ensure that you get the future issuses.

Whitelisting involves simply adding our “sending address” (From:) to your whitelist, safelist, or list of priviledged senders.

Please refer to the following whitelisting instructions you can use to whitelist The Marketing Tip of The Week. Just scroll down the page to find the filtering program, ISP, or mail service you use, then follow the instructions :

AOL

  1. Go to keyword: Mail Controls.
  2. Select the screen name we’re sending your The Marketing Tip of The Week to.
  3. Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name.

Version 9.0 :

  1. Open your latest The Marketing Tip of The Week e-mail.
  2. Click the Add Address button (on the right) to add to your “People I Know” list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to: newsletter@kenvarga.com, and that will add us to your “People I Know” list automatically. To use this method, do this :

  1. Open your latest The Marketing Tip of The Week e-mail.
  2. Click the Reply button (it’s in the top right corner).
  3. A new email window opens with the wrong address in the “Send To” box.
  4. Replace the address in the Send To box with: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  5. Click Send Now (in the top right corner).
    Even if the e-mail you send doesn’t get through to us, the act of sending it does the job of putting us into your “People I Know” list.

Earthlink

  1. Click on the address book…located on the left below your folders.
  2. Click the “Add” button.
  3. On the “Add Contact” screen, find the Internet information box.
  4. Enter: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  5. Click “Save”.

Yahoo Mail!

  1. Open your Yahoo! mailbox.
  2. Click Mail Options.
  3. Click Filters.
  4. Click Add Filter.
  5. In the top row, labeled ‘From header:’ make sure Contains is selected in the pull-down menu.
  6. Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  7. At the bottom, where it says “Move the Message To:” select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
  8. Click the Add Filter button again.

If The Marketing Tip of The Week has been filtered to your “bulk” folder, simply open the message and click on the “This is not Spam” link next to the “From” field.

Hotmail

  1. Click the Options link, on the main menu tabs, then Safe List.
  2. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com in your Safe List.
  3. If you see newsletter@kenvarga.com in your Junk Mail folder, click ‘This is not Junk Mail’ to avoid having it sent to the Junk Mail in the future.

GMAIL

  1. Open the latest issue of the e-mail you want to whitelist.
  2. Click the More Options link. It’s on the title line of the e-mail, over on the right, next to the date. (If you see “Hide Options” instead, then you already have the extra options visible and can just skip this step.)
  3. When the extra options are visible (just below the subject line), click the Add sender to contacts list link.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to newsletter@kenvarga.com, and that will add the address to your “Contacts” list automatically. Even if the e-mail you send doesn’t get through, the act of sending it does the job of putting the address into your Contacts list–and that’s what counts.

If one of your The Marketing Tip of The Week newsletters has been filtered into the Spam folder, you can prevent that ever happening again. Do the following :

  1. Click on the Spam link to open your Spam folder.
  2. Click on the wrongly filtered e-mail to open it.
  3. Click the Not Spam button at the top of the e-mail (right next to “Delete Forever”).

MSN

  1. Click on Settings: E-mail | Junk e-mail (it’s at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar).
  2. On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk E-Mail Guard.
  3. Select Safe List.
  4. In the space provided under “Add people to the safe list”, enter the address newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  5. Click Add.

For older versions of MSN, you add our sending address to your Safe List like this :

  1. Click on E-mail settings (it’s at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar).
  2. On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk Mail.
  3. Select Safe List.
  4. Click Add an item to this list.
  5. When the Add To Safe List box appears, enter the address: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  6. Click Add.

CleanMyMailbox
If The Marketing Tip of The Week is filtered, from the spambox :

  1. Click on the white “W” icon on the left column of the mailing.
  2. When the pop-up window comes up, simply click the Add to Whitelist button.

Alternative whitelisting methods :

  1. Click on the White List button.
  2. Add: newsletter@kenvarga.com to the bottom of your existing list.
  3. Click the Submit List button.

Cloudmark SpamNet

  1. Select Cloudmark | Options… from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Go to the Whitelist tab.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Yes.
  9. Click OK.

Mailblocks

  1. Click the Addresses tab.
  2. Click New.
  3. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  4. Make sure ‘Accept Mail From This Address’ is selected under “Receiving Options”.
  5. Uncheck ‘Display in People Picker’ under Other options.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Click OK.

Mailshield

  1. Click Friends from the toolbar.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  4. Click OK.

Mailwasher

  1. Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends.
  2. Click Add… on the right, the Friends list side.
  3. Make sure Plain email address is selected.
  4. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

McAfee Spamkiller

  1. Click Friends from the sidebar.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com
  4. Click OK.

Oddpost

  1. Check your ‘Probably Spam’ folder.
  2. If you see that The Marketing Tip of The Week was incorrectly filtered out, select it, and click the ‘Move to Inbox and Mark as Not Spam’ button.

SpamButcher

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Go to the Known Senders tab.
  3. Click Add under ‘Known Good Senders and Recipients’.
  4. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Spameater Pro

  1. Click Filters from the sidebar.
  2. Click the Approved Senders tab.
  3. Click Add Filter.
  4. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com under Address.
  5. Choose ‘Full Email Address’ under Address Type.
  6. Select Email Domain.
  7. Click OK.

Spam Inspector

  1. Select Spam Inspector, then ‘Manage Friends List’ from either the Spam Inspector toolbar or from the Outlook menu.
  2. Make sure Email is selected under ‘Add a New Friend’.
  3. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  4. Click the >> button.
  5. Click Close.

Spam Interceptor

  1. Follow the Trusted link under > Authentication Lists. Enter the email address: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  2. Click Add.

SpamPal

  1. Click on the SpamPal system tray icon with the right mouse button.
  2. Click ‘Add to Whitelist’ from the menu.
  3. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com.
  4. Click Add.

Spam Sleuth

  1. Select File, then Configure.
  2. Go to the Friends category.
  3. Make sure Active is checked.
  4. Type: newsletter@kenvarga.com on a line by itself in the entry field.
  5. Click OK.

Other providers
If The Marketing Tip of The Week is being filtered, try adding newsletter@kenvarga.com to your Address Book or Contact list. If this option is not available, try moving the message to your ‘inbox’ or forwarding the message to yourself.

If all else fails, use the Help menu in your spam filter program. Enter the keyword “whitelisting” and follow the instructions.

If subsequent messages continue to be filtered, call or e-mail your ISP’s technical support and ask how you can be sure to receive all e-mail from newsletter@kenvarga.com.

Domain : If they need to know the domain we’re mailing from, tell them: kenvarga.com.