Have you ever given out your email address online and you're asked to “Please whitelist my email”… but you have NO IDEA what that means and how to do it?
Introduction to Whitelisting
It used to be that when you sent out an email, it was always delivered.
Then along came spammers, and everything changed….
Email companies (ISPs) were forced to come up with a solution to preventing their users from being bombarded with unwanted emails.
Most of these ISPs have their own proprietary spam filtering services for their customers. Sometimes these services work well, but other times, they block emails that you WANT to read, simply because their blocking formulas are not perfect…
…So, for sake of illustration, I'm going to use my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a reference. [Read more…]