Prioritize Your Email

Thank you for subscribing to My Name Is Elizabeth Anne.

Many e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block e-mail you want to get.

Do the following to ensure you receive my emails:

Be sure to add my email address to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of receiving my content and updates. A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set…. a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. My emails are always sent from the email address “ea@MyNameIsElizabethAnne.com” and appear with the name “Elizabeth Anne.”

Why is this important?

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising e-mail, commonly known as “spam”,  has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.

While I applaud their intention to protect you from spam, unfortunately the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s idea of what spam looks like. Thus, from time to time, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your subscription’s content.

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your subscription’s content from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “white-list”.

White-list me now, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every e-mail system is different. Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service folks for their instructions.  If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides),  there’s also a list of instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.

Gmail:
  1. In your inbox, locate an email from Elizabeth Anne (ex. the welcome email that led you to this page).
  2. Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your inbox.
  3. You’ll see that my emails will go to your primary folder in the future!
Yahoo! Mail
  1. When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name.
  2. Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear.
  3. Select “Save”:
Outlook 2003 & Later
  1. Right-click on the message in your inbox.
  2. Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
  3. Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”

Thanks for prioritizing emails from Elizabeth Anne. I look forward to reaching out in the future!