Many ISP's filter email without the knowledge or consent of their clients.
Recent surveys show that 42% of the people ARE NOT receiving the genuine
emails and newsletters that they requested.
Increasingly, ISPs are using filtering systems to try and keep Spam out of
Being automated, these filters are not perfect. Many authentic emails get
caught in these filters and you have no way of knowing which of your emails
The most common and easy solution to ensure receipt of your e-mails are
To 'Safe List' an email address in hotmail:
- Choose the 'Options' tab from the top
- Select 'Safe List' ( Given under the head -Junk E-Mail Protection-)
- Now type both this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Now choose 'Add'
Online Help for Hotmail: Click Here
Place an email address in your AOL 'Address Book'. Here's how:
- Go to Keyword Mail Controls
- Select the screen name to which the newsletter is sent (e.g. "OSA News and Results")
- Now choose 'Customize Mail Controls' For This Screen Name
For AOL 7.0, include in the section, "exclusion and inclusion parameters",
the domains from which the email is sent: osanewsletter.com
For AOL 8.0, choose "Allow mail from AOL Members and addresses listed"
Choose "Ok" displayed at the bottom.
The best way to ensure that you will receive your results email is to place
our email address (osa-newsletter@osanewsletter) in your "Person I know"
All mail you receive from this email address will pass through
the filters. So, make sure that when you join for a newsletter, it is ADDED
to your buddy list.
Yahoo mail uses combination of bulk mail folders and filters. If you are not receiving our e-mails, check your "Bulk Mail", locate the filtered "OSA News and Results", and choose "this is not Spam", next to the "From" field.
Or to create filter for your OSA News and Results:
In Yahoo mail, click the "Mail Options" link on the top-right navigation bar
and then choose "Filters" located on the left side of the page, under the
To create a new filter, click the "Add Filter" link on the Filters page.
Choose the field you want to match in the incoming message. For example,
select the one of the following headers: From, To/Cc, Subject, or Body to
Choose the criterion by which you want a match to be made. For example:
contains, ends with.
Enter the text string to compare. For example: @osanewsletter.com
Choose the destination folder to which you would like the message delivered.
For example: Results. Note you can create a folder by selecting [new folder]
If you have more than one filter, you'll also see "up" and "down" arrows to
the right of the filter list. Use these buttons to select the placement of
your new filter within your existing sequence of filters. Filter order is
important because Filter 1 will be the first filter applied to an incoming
message, Filter 2 will be the next, and so on until a match is made or all
filters are passed. If no filters match an incoming message, it will be
delivered to your inbox.
Be sure to click the "Add Filter" button to put your new filter into effect,
after you've selected a folder in which to file the e-mail.
Online Help for Yahoo Mail: Click Here.
Setting Junk E-Mail Filters in Outlook 2003
In Outlook 2003, the Junk E-Mail Filter is turned on by default. The first
time Outlook 2003 moves a message to the Junk E-mail folder, it will notify
you with a dialog box.
To change junk e-mail settings in Outlook 2003:
- On the Tools menu, select Options.
- In the Options dialog box, in the E-mail section, click Junk E-mail.
- Choose the level of junk e-mail message protection you want. Click OK.
- To add a sender to your Safe Senders List, Safe Recipients Lists, or Blocked Senders List:
- Right-click on a message from the sender.
- Point to Junk E-mail, and click either Add Sender to Safe Senders List, Add Sender to Blocked Senders List, or Add Recipient to Safe Recipients Lists.
Outlook 2003 Online Help:
Many times the filter software installed in the computer is the culprit.
Here's how to prevent it.
Look for "Options" in the filter software that you have installed in your
computer. Then give permissions for all emails from a particular email
address or domain.
Two Additional Tips To Prevent Loosing Important Emails
Tip #1 -
You may be currently receiving all your email messages without a hitch. But,
it's still advisable to white-list and prevent future problems.
Tip #2 -
No matter what the email system you are currently using, add the email address of your opt-in Newsletters' to the 'Address Book' of your particular email system. Currently, white-listing is the ONLY way to ensure that you receive all your important emails. Do not ignore this important aspect of email communication.