Making Sure You Receive Important Emails

Email is an essential communication tool in today's digital world, but it can also be a source of frustration when important emails get lost in the clutter of spam or promotional emails. One way to ensure that important emails get through to your inbox is to whitelist certain email addresses or domains. Whitelisting is the opposite of blacklisting, which involves blocking emails from certain addresses or domains.

To whitelist an email address or domain in Gmail, follow these steps:

  1. Open Gmail and click on the settings gear icon in the upper right corner.

  2. Select "See all settings" from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click on the "Filters and Blocked Addresses" tab.

  4. Click on "Create a new filter."

  5. In the "From" field, enter the email address or domain that you want to whitelist. In our case, this would be, or just

  6. Click "Create filter."

  7. Check the box next to "Never send it to Spam."

  8. Click "Create filter" again to save the changes.

  9. If any of our emails show up in your Promotions folder, drag them to your Priority folder.

Once you've whitelisted an email address or domain, all future emails from that address will be delivered to your inbox rather than being sent to the spam folder.

Other popular email providers such as Outlook and Yahoo Mail have similar whitelisting features. In Outlook, you can add a sender to your safe senders list by right-clicking on an email from that sender and selecting "Add to Safe Senders." In Yahoo Mail, you can simply add to your Contacts.

Whitelisting is a useful tool for ensuring that important emails don't get lost in the shuffle. By taking a few moments to whitelist certain email addresses or domains, you can streamline your inbox and stay on top of the messages that matter most to you.