Email Whitelist Instructions

Because of the problem of 'junk-mail', aka 'spam', many ISPs have implemented very strong anti-spam filters. Although legitimate, our invite-to-survey emails are often filtered as spam and users miss out on opportunities to provide opinions and earn rewards. In order to ensure this does not happen, it's important to 'white-list' the domain and/or the Jennifer Ross email address we use to send invites.

To help you do this, we have compiled this list of common ISPs, with instructions on how to white list for each. Click the link to your ISP or email client to Whitelist: Jennifer Ross (


Windows Live Hotmail
Windows Live & MSN
Gmail by Google


Outlook 2003 or higher Mozilla Thunderbird Blackberry


Norton AntiSpam McAfee Spamkiller Barracuda Networks Trend Micro PC-Cillin Cloudmark SpamNet Mailblocks, MailShield
MailWasher Oddpost SpamAssassin SpamFighter ChoiceMail SpamButcher
Spameater Pro Spam Inspector Spam Interceptor SpamPal Spam Sleuth Other providers

NOTE: If you use Spam Arrest or other challenge response spam filter please whitelist Jennifer Ross.

Yahoo! Mail
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If you are not receiving email you are expecting, there are two things you can do:

  1. Use the 'Not Spam' button in your Bulk folder.
  2. Create a filter to automatically send email from to your Inbox. This is the only way to really ensure delivery.

Report as 'Not Spam'

  1. Check your Yahoo! Bulk folder
  2. If you see the email from Jennifer Ross, highlight it and click 'Not Spam'
  3. This does not guarantee that your mail will be delivered in the future, but it does help.

Create a Filter

  1. Click 'Options' in the top right navigation bar
  2. Select 'Mail Options' from the list that drops down
  3. Choose 'Filters' located on the left side of the page
  4. Click the 'Add' button on the Filters page
  5. Choose the field you want to match in the incoming message. For example, 'header' or 'to'.
  6. Choose the criterion by which you want a match to be made, such as 'contains'
  7. Enter the text string to compare. For example: To ensure you survey invites from Jennifer Ross
  8. Choose the destination folder to which you would like the message delivered. For example: Inbox

Hotmail Live, Windows Live and MSN
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In the new Hotmail you must 'Mark sender as safe' to enable hyperlinks even in text emails and images in HTML emails.

Entering the email contact in the address book or contacts no longer whitelists the sender

To ensure messages from specific email addresses are not sent to your Junk Email folder, you can do one of two things:

  1. Check the 'Junk' folder if you do not see the Getting our Messages in your inbox
  2. Click the 'Mark as safe' link
  3. Add to your Safe List
  4. Mark Sender as Safe

    Attachments, pictures, and links in this message have been blocked for your safety. Show content

    Jennifer Ross - Getting our Messages

    From:     You may not know this sender. Mark as safe | Mark as unsafe
    Sent: Thu 6/14/07 12:00 AM

  1. Click 'Show content' to view the body of the email if it contains images and HTML
  2. Click 'Mark as safe'
  3. Jennifer Ross will now be added to your list of 'Safe senders'

Manually Add to Safe List

  1. Click 'Options' in the upper right corner of your Hotmail screen
  2. In the Body of the page under 'Junk e-mail' click the link 'Safe and blocked senders'
  3. Click the link 'Safe senders'
  4. Enter the email address ""
  5. Click 'Add to list'

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To make sure email gets delivered to your inbox, you must add the email address to your contacts list.

  1. Click the drop down arrow next to 'Reply' in the upper right side of your inbox screen.
  2. Click the 'Add Jennifer Ross to Contacts List' from the list that appears.
  3. You will now see Jennifer Ross appear under the link 'Contacts' on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the link 'Contacts' and the in the 'Search Contacts' form field.
  5. Now you can select to move Jennifer Ross to a contact list of choice and edit any details.

Outlook 2003 (or higher)
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Because of the various email platforms that can work with Outlook, it is tricky to tell you how to receive all email to your Outlook inbox. We can tell you, however, how to make sure you can see all the emails you receive as they were intended to be seen - with images. If a company is not in your address book or 'Safe Sender' list, your HTML images will not display.

To have HTML display correctly, users can:

To change settings:

  1. Right click on a non-displaying image in an HTML email
  2. Choose 'Change automatic download settings' option
  3. When the popup comes up, uncheck the first box in the list that says 'don't download pictures or other HTML content automatically'
  4. Click 'OK'

To add sender to address book:

  1. Open the email
  2. Right click on the from address
  3. Choose 'Add to contacts' option

To add domain to safe sender list:

  1. Right click on a non-displaying image in an HTML email
  2. Choose 'Add the domain to the safe sender list' option

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  1. Scroll up to the message header
  2. Get to the field where is listed, click theBerry button and then clickShow Address
  3. Click the Berry button and then click Add to contacts

Mozilla Thunderbird
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  1. Click the Address Book button
  2. Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted
  3. Click the New Card button. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address and Other
  4. Under the Contact tab, copy and paste the 'From' address, into the email dialogue box
  5. Click OK

Norton AntiSpam
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  1. Start up Norton AntiSpam
  2. Click the Status & Settings tab
  3. Click AntiSpam
  4. Click Configure
  5. Click Allowed List {__("tab")}}
  6. Click Add button
  7. In the 'Email Address' box, enter
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK

Trend Micro
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If you received an email message that was incorrectly moved to the Spam Mail folder by the Anti-Spam Toolbar you can prevent this from occuring in the future.

The Anti-Spam Toolbar detects spam by looking for certain keywords in the email's subject or body and matching it with the anti-spam pattern file. Occasionally, it may detect what you consider legitimate email as spam.

To prevent this from occurring you can do either of the following:

Note: You can also select the email and click Not Spam to report it to Trend Micro. However, this feature serves only as a reference when we develop our spam database, and it may not have an effect on how the toolbar detects spam.

Add the sender to the list of Approved Senders

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.
  2. Click the Spam Mail folder then select the legitimate email detected as spam.
  3. Click Approve Sender on the toolbar.
  4. Click Yes when the confirmation message appears.

Decrease the Spam Email Filter Strength

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.
  2. Click Trend Micro Anti-Spam then click Settings.
  3. On the Spam Filter tab, move the slider bar to select a lower filter strength.
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

McAfee Spamkiller
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  1. Select Friends from the McAfee SpamKiller sidebar.
  2. Click Add a friend.
  3. Make sure All users at a domain is selected under Friend type:
  4. Type the domain name you want to whitelist under Address:
  5. To whitelist all our newsletters, type
  6. Optionally, enter a Jennifer Ross to help you recognize the domain under Name:
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

Barracuda Networks
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The Barracuda Spam Firewall is a popular spam filtering solution. Barracuda uses several algorithms and processes to determine whether emails are spam. Occasionally, it will mark a legitimate message as spam. There are two methods to whitelist email senders so that the firewall will not quarantine future email.

Whitelist Quarantined Senders

  1. Open your email client. Barracuda should send you a summary each day listing quarantined items. Choose the most recent Barracuda email message.
  2. Locate the email from Jennifer Ross and the sender email address that you do not want quarantined in the future. Click on the word 'Whitelist', which is in green print to the right of the email title. This will open your list in a web browser.
  3. Click the box to the left of the email that you would like to whitelist. At the top of the page, click 'Whitelist'. Barracuda will not block or quarantine the sender whose email address appears on the whitelist.

Whitelist Senders and Domains

  1. Open your web browser. Navigate to your company's Barracuda firewall homepage.
  2. Navigate to your company's Barracuda firewall homepage.
  3. Click on the 'Block/Accept' tab.
  4. Choose 'Sender Domain Block/Accept'. Enter the domain name from to whitelist. For example, you can enter to allow all AOL addresses. You may enter a comment to remind you why you allowed this domain. Click 'Add'.
  5. Click your mouse on the 'Email Sender Block/Accept' tab. Enter the email address of an individual sender that you want to whitelist, such as "" Include a comment. Click 'Add'. In the future, Barracuda will not block emails from this sender.

Cloudmark SpamNet
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  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:
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Yes.
  9. Click OK.

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  1. Click the Addresses tab.
  2. Click New.
  3. Type:
  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.

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  1. Click Friends from the toolbar.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type
  4. Click OK.

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  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:
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

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  1. Check your 'Probably Spam' folder.
  2. If you see that Getting our Messages was incorrectly filtered out
  3. Select it
  4. Click the 'Move to Inbox and Mark as Not Spam' button.

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  1. Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the .spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server
  2. whitelist from
  3. Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory.

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Highlight the email from Jennifer Ross with the email address to Whitelist.

Click 'More' in the SPAMfighter Toolbar and select 'Whitelist'.

Here you can choose if you want to Whitelist the email address or the whole domain.

To be sure that all emails from people in your Outlook contacts get through to you, you can import and Whitelist them.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click 'More' in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. Then 'Options'
  3. Then 'Filter settings'
  4. Then 'Blacklists' & Whitelists
  5. Then Whitelist email address
  6. Then Import.
  7. Select your 'Address Book' and click on 'Check all'
  8. Click Add
  9. Click Apply

If you get a pop-up box offering you to upgrade to SPAMfighter Pro it is because you have exceeded the limit of 100 addresses. You can fix this by buying SPAMfighter Pro or by deleting some of the addresses in your Black/White list. If you want delete addresses, please go to:

  1. Click More in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. Then Options
  3. Then Filter settings
  4. Then Blacklists Whitelists

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  1. Open ChoiceMail
  2. Click on the Senders tab
  3. Choose Approve another Sender
  4. Type in the sender email address
  5. Click on OK

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  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Go to the Known Senders tab.
  3. Click Add under 'Known Good Senders and Recipients'.
  4. Type:
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Spameater Pro
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  1. Click Filters from the sidebar.
  2. Click the Approved Senders tab.
  3. Click Add Filter.
  4. Type: under Address.
  5. Choose 'Full Email Address' under Address Type.
  6. Select Email Domain.
  7. Click OK.

Spam Inspector
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  1. Select Spam Inspector
  2. Then 'Manage Friends List' from either the Spam Inspector toolbar or from the Outlook menu.
  3. Make sure Email is selected under 'Add a New Friend'.
  4. Type:
  5. Click the >> button.
  6. Click Close.

Spam Interceptor
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  1. Follow the Trusted link under > Authentication Lists.
  2. Enter the email address:
  3. Click Add.

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  1. Click on the SpamPal system tray icon with the right mouse button.
  2. Click 'Add to Whitelist' from the menu.
  3. Type:
  4. Click Add.

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

Other Spam Filters Not List Above....
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If Getting our Messages is being filtered, try adding to your Address Book or Contact list.

If messages continue to be sent to your junk folder contact your ISP or spam filter application support and ask how to whitelist