How To Whitelist AFA e-mail newsletters

 
With the advent of outrageous volumes of unwanted email these days, it's unfortunate that legitimate email publications (such as AFA ActionAlert) are not being seen by some of the subscribers who enjoy those publications.

While we applaud the anti-spam industry for removing the plethora of unwanted email from many of our mailboxes, from time to time, some legitimate email publications are mistaken as unwanted.

Sometimes, this results in our mailings bouncing back, with requests for us to respond to challenge/response messages to prevent future filtering. However, due to the size of our list, it's nearly impossible for us handle the volume of such requests.

To that end, please realize that we want our readers to always anticipate and participate in the valuable information that our publication delivers.

If you currently use an anti-spam program or service, we ask that you take just a minute or two to add our publication to your "safe" or permitted
email sender list. This usually involves simply adding our sending address (From:) to your whitelist, safelist, or list of priviledged senders. This is commonly known as whitelisting a publication.

Please refer to the following whitelisting instructions you can use to whitelist AFA e-mail newsletters, depending on the filtering solution you use:

America Online (AOL)
CleanMyMailbox
Cloudmark SpamNet
Earthlink
Hotmail
Mailblocks
MailShield
MailWasher
McAfee Spamkiller
MSN
oddpost
Outlook 2003
SpamAssassin
SpamButcher
SpamCop
Spameater Pro
Spam Inspector
Spam Interceptor
Spamkiller
SpamPal
Spam Sleuth
Verizon
Yahoo! Mail
Other Providers



America Online (AOL)

Go to keyword: Mail Controls.
Select the screen name we're sending your AFA ActionAlert to.
Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name.

Version 9.0:

Open your latest AFA ActionAlert e-mail.
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: contact@afa.net, and that
will add us to your "People I Know" list automatically. To do this:

Open your latest AFA ActionAlert e-mail.
Click the Reply button (it's in the top right corner).
A new email window opens with the wrong address in the "Send To" box.
Replace the address in the Send To box with: contact@afa.net
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.

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CleanMyMailbox:

If AFA ActionAlert is filtered, from the spambox,
click on the white "W" icon on the left column of the mailing.
When the pop-up window comes up, simply click the Add to Whitelist button.

Alternative whitelisting methods:

* Click on the White List button.
Add: contact@afa.net to the bottom of your existing list.
Click the Submit List button.

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Cloudmark SpamNet:

Select Cloudmark | Options... from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook.
Click Advanced.
Go to the Whitelist tab.
Click the Add button.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click OK.
Click OK.
Click Yes.
Click OK.

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Earthlink:

Click on Address Book (it's over on the left, below your Folders).
When your Address Book opens, click the Add button.
On the Add Contact screen, find the Internet Information box.
Enter contact@afa.net into the top Email box.
Click Save.

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Hotmail:

Click the Options link, on the main menu tabs, then Safe List.
Type: contact@afa.net in your Safe List.
If you see a message that should not be in your Junk Mail folder, click
'This is not Junk Mail' to avoid having e-mail from the same source sent to
the Junk Mail folder in the future.

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Mailblocks:

Click the Addresses tab.
Click New.
Type: contact@afa.net
Make sure 'Accept Mail From This Address' is selected under Receiving Options.
Uncheck 'Display in People Picker' under Other options.
Click Submit.
Click OK.

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MailShield:

Click Friends from the toolbar.
Click Add.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click OK.

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MailWasher:

Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends.
Click Add... on the right, the Friends list side.
Make sure Plain email address is selected.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click OK.
Click OK.

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McAfee Spamkiller:

Click Friends from the sidebar.
Click Add.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click OK.

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MSN:

Click on Settings: E-mail | Junk e-mail (it's at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar)
On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk E-Mail Guard.
Select Safe List.
In the space provided under "Add people to the safe list", enter contact@afa.net.
Click Add.

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oddpost:

Check your 'Probably Spam' folder.
If you see that AFA ActionAlert was incorrectly filtered out,
select it, and click the 'Move to Inbox and Mark as Not Spam' button.

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Outlook 2003:

Add contact@afa.net to your Safe List.
Add contact@afa.net to your Personal Contacts in your Outlook Address Book.
Open any desired e-mail, then select Mark as Not Junk.

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SpamAssassin:

Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the
.spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server:

whitelist_from contact@afa.net

Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory.
If you have no user_prefs file in this subdirectory, create one:
http://spamassassin.taint.org/doc/Mail_SpamAssassin_Conf.html
http://www.cleanmymailbox.com/sa

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SpamButcher:

Click the Configure button.
Go to the Known Senders tab.
Click Add under 'Known Good Senders and Recipients'.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click OK.
Click OK.

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SpamCop:

Open your browser and go to: http://webmail.spamcop.net
Log into your SpamCop account.
Click on the Options icon in the toolbar.
Under Mail Management (in the middle), click SpamCop Tools.
Select Manage your personal whitelist.
Near the bottom, where it reads "Click here to add to your whitelist", click on Click here.
Enter contact@afa.net in the first empty slot.
Click Submit.

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Spameater Pro:

Click Filters from the sidebar.
Click the Approved Senders tab.
Click Add Filter.
Type: contact@afa.net under Address.
Choose 'Full Email Address' under Address Type.
Select Email Domain.
Click OK.

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Spam Inspector:

Select Spam Inspector, then 'Manage Friends List'
from either the Spam Inspector toolbar or from the Outlook menu.
Make sure Email is selected under 'Add a New Friend'.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click the >> button.
Click Close.

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Spam Interceptor:

Follow the Trusted link under > Authentication Lists. Enter the email
address: contact@afa.net
Click Add.

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Spamkiller:

On the Spamkiller sidebar, click Friends.
Click Add.
Enter contact@afa.net and click the OK button.

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SpamPal:

Click on the SpamPal system tray icon with the right mouse button.
Click 'Add to Whitelist' from the menu.
Type: contact@afa.net
Click Add.

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Spam Sleuth:

Select File, then Configure.
Go to the Friends category.
Make sure Active is checked.
Type: contact@afa.net on a line by itself in the entry field.
Click OK.

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Verizon:

Go to your Verizon Inbox.
Click Options.
Select the Block Senders tab (near the top of the screen).
On the Block Senders screen, you'll see both a "Block Sender List" and
a "Safe List". In the space where it says "Enter e-mail address or sub
domain to always accept even if the domain is blocked", enter contact@afa.net.

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Yahoo! Mail

Open your Yahoo! mailbox.
Click Mail Options.
Click Filters.
Click Add Filter.
In the top row, labeled 'From header:' make sure Contains is selected in the pull-down menu.
Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address: contact@afa.net
At the bottom, where it says "Move the Message To:" select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
Click the Add Filter button again.

If AFA ActionAlert 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.

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Other providers:

If AFA ActionAlert is being filtered, try adding contact@afa.net 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 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 contact@afa.net.

Domain: If they need to know the domain we're mailing from, tell them: afa.net

IP Address: If they ask for our sending IP address, tell them: 66.210.221.194

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