How to Whitelist an Email Sender or Domain in Yahoo! Mail

Nothing is more infuriating than missing critical emails due to them being routed to your spam folder. However, there are ways to manage your email in such a way that such issues are avoided, such as “whitelisting” emails that you do not want to miss.

The Function of Whitelisting

Technically speaking, a whitelist is a collection of individuals or entities that are unique in some way. They stand out from the crowd and may be eligible for special perks and benefits. It is the polar opposite of “blacklist,” which indicates that an individual or organization has been banned or otherwise excommunicated – or relegated to your spam folder.

You can whitelist specific email senders or even an entire domain name if you want to ensure that their emails effectively rise to the top of your inbox – or at the very least make it to your inbox and are not relegated to the spam folder’s blacklist. This is how to do it in Yahoo! Mail to ensure that you receive critical emails, updates, and more.

Whitelist Existing Emails in Yahoo! Mail

In Yahoo! Mail, you can whitelist email senders in two distinct ways. To begin, examine your Yahoo! Bulk folder. If you see an email from someone you’d like to whitelist, simply highlight it and click the Not Spam icon. Future emails from this person or entity should now be delivered to your inbox automatically.

Of course, this works only if the sender sends you an email that you can track down because it was filtered as spam. If you have not yet received an email from the party you wish to whitelist, you can use a second option.

Create a Filter

You can create a filter to automatically route emails from specific domains to your inbox. At the top right of the navigation bar, click Options. Now, from the drop-down list, select Mail Options. Select Filters from the subsequent list and click the Add button.

Now, select the field in the incoming message that you want to match. For instance, you might want to match something that will appear in the header or in the To line. Select the criterion for the match, for example, that you want to capture anything that “contains” this phrase or word. Now, enter the text string to compare, for example, “From Women in Business.” Finally, select the destination folder, which is your inbox.

The first option is infinitely simpler, so if you’re acquainted with the sender of the email you want to ensure you receive, request that he send a test or blank email in advance, so you can easily inform Yahoo! that it is not spammed. However, if this is not possible, a few additional steps should ensure that the email in question reaches your inbox.

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