Help with your junk e-mail filter

Most e-mail programs provide a junk e-mail filter to catch the most obvious spam and send it to your junk e-mail folder. Most e-mail programs allow you to “whitelist” specific e-mail addresses and/or domains so that e-mail from those addresses is considered “safe” and those e-mail messages are not sent to the junk e-mail folder.

Outlook 2013

  • On the {Home} tab, locate the Junk drop-down icon in the Delete category.
  • On the [Junk E-mail] button.
  • Click the "Junk E-mail Options" link.
  • Click the {Safe Senders} tab.
  • Click the [Add] button.
  • In the field that pops up, type @list.osba.org and click the [Ok] button.
  • Click the [Add] button.
  • In the field that pops up, type @osba.org and click the [Ok] button. 

MSN/Hotmail

  • Log in to your mailbox.
  • In the upper right corner, click the Gear icon and then choose “Options”.
  • Under Preventing junk e-mail, click “Safe and blocked senders”.
  • On the next screen, click “Safe senders”.
  • Type @list.osba.org and click the [Add to list] button.
  • Type @osba.org and click the [Add to list] button.
  • To return to your mailbox: Click the “Go to inbox” link in the upper left.

Yahoo! Mail

In Yahoo, e-mail addresses in your address book will not be considered spam. Yahoo does not currently provide a way for you to white list every e-mail from OSBA. You will need to add each OSBA e-mail address to your address book as e-mail messages arrive in your Inbox.

To add an e-mail address to your address book:

  • Right-click the message in your inbox and choose “Add Sender to Contacts”.
  • At the next screen, click the [Save] button.
  • At the next screen, click the [Done] button.

AOL WebMail

In AOL, e-mail addresses in your address book will not be considered spam. AOL WebMail does not currently provide a way for you to white list every e-mail from OSBA. You will need to add each OSBA e-mail address to your address book as e-mail messages arrive in your Inbox.

To add an e-mail address to your address book:

  • Log in to your mailbox at www.aol.com.
  • Right-click the message in your inbox and choose “Add to Contacts”.
  • At the next screen, add any info about the contact. Click the [Add Contact] button when finished.
  • To return to your mailbox: Click the “Inbox” link in the left menu bar.

Gmail

  • Log in to your mailbox.
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  • Click the "Settings" link.
  • Click the “Filters” tab.
  • Click the “Create a new filter” link.
  • In the From field, type “list.osba.org OR osba.org” (do not include the quotation marks).
  • Click the "Create filter with this search" link.
  • Put a checkmark in the box next to “Never send it to spam”
  • Click the [Create filter] button.
  • To return to your mailbox: Click the “Inbox” link on the left.