How to Whitelist Your Email

What is “Whitelist”?

Whitelist means to add an email address for someone – in our case, Judith A. Barrett, with the address judith (at) judithabarrett dot com to your email contacts or address book. (Notice the clever attempt to avoid the screenscrapers who grab email addresses off websites and scam like crazy?)

Why Whitelist?

Email providers are sometimes overzealous in their filtering. Whitelisting makes sure that you see my emails in your inbox or primary folder and don’t miss out!

In general, if you do not see an email from Judith A. Barrett in your Inbox, the email may have mistakenly been sent to your spam or junk folder. Open the folder and move the email out.  See the following instructions on how to whitelist Judith A. Barrett Judith (at) judithabarrett dot com for common email providers. (I’ll list it in the rest of the document as myname@mydomain.com for ease of typing and reading!)

How to Whitelist


  1. Check Spam or an email from Judith A. Barrett and open the email.
  2. Click ‘Dots’ button on the top right and select Filter messages like this .
  3. Check Categorize: Choose Category and click the downdrop icon next to Choose Category.
  4. Select Primary in the next options menu.
  5. If the message remains  in spam, mark it as “Not Spam” to report it as not spam.
  6. If you don’t find it in spam, check Promotions and move the email to Primary.
  7. A black bar message will appear in the corner of your screen. “Conversation moved to Primary. Do this for future messages from myname@mydomain.com?” Select Yes.

Yahoo! Mail

  1. Check Spam for an email from Judith A. Barrett and open the email.
  2. Click the Not Spam button on the top toolbar.
  3. Move your mouse over or tap the Gear icon in the top right navigation bar.
  4. Select Settings from the list that drops down.
  5. Choose Filters located on the left side of the page.
  6. Click the Add button on the Filters page.
  7. Create a name such as Whitelist in the Filter name
  8. In the From field leave the default contains
  9. Enter the email address myname@mydomain.com in the text box.
  10. Choose the destination folder Inbox.
  11. Click or tap Save for the message “Deliver to Inbox if From contains Judith A. Barrett

iPhone Mail App

  1. Check the Junk folder.
  2. Find the email from Judith A. Barrett and slide it left to see options.
  3. Tap More; tap Mark; Tap Mark as Not Junk

Outlook Mobile App

  1. Open the email from Judith A. Barrett
  2. Click the dropdown menu on the top right of your Inbox.
  3. On the menu displayed tap Move to Focused Inbox
  4. Select the Move this and all future messages button.
  5. Tap Move 
  6. Now all future messages from Judith A. Barrett will appear in your Focused Inbox

Outlook 2003, Outlook 2016 and Outlook Office 365

  1. Add Judith A. Barrett to your list of “Safe senders” on Outlook:
  2. Right click our email in your Inbox email list pane.
  3. On the menu displayed move your mouse over or tap Junk
  4. Click or tap on Never block sender in the menu that rolls out.
  5. Click OK in the resulting popup: – “The sender of the selected message has been added to your Safe Senders List.”
  6. Right click on the from address and select Add to contacts


Previously “Hotmail”, “Live”, “Windows Live” and “MSN”

  1. Check the Junk If you do not see the Judith A. Barrett email in your Inbox
  2. Open the email from Judith A. Barrett and Click the “Wait it’s safe” link and Mark  Judith A. Barrett (myname@mydomain.com) as Wait, it’s safe!
  3. If you see the message, “Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we’ll delete it after ten days.” Click Wait, it’s safe!

How to Manually Add to Safe List

  1. Click gear the icon on the top right.
  2. Select Options in the drop down list.
  3. On the Options page under Preventing junk email click Safe and blocked senders
  4. Click the link Safe senders on the next page.
  5. Enter the email address myname@mydomain.com in the text box.
  6. Click Add to list and – Judith A. Barrett will now be added to your list of Safe senders
  7. Emails added to your Safe senders will not be delivered by mistake to your Junk

AOL Webmail

If you find Judith A. Barrett in your spam folder:

  1. Right-click the email.
  2. Click “Not spam” in the resulting list.
  3. Add myname@mydomain.com to your Address Book: 
  4. Open the email from Judith A. Barrett
  5. Click the show details link next to Judith A. Barrett in the From field.
  6. Move your mouse over or tap myname@mydomain.com to show the menu.
  7. Click or tap Add contact in the menu displayed.
  8. Add Judith A. Barrett to the name fields
  9. Click Add contact

Next: Enable Images

  1. – By default AOL now blocks all images.
  2. – Open the email from Judith A. Barrett
  3. – Click Don’t block this sender
  4. – Now you will see our complete emails with no effort on your part


Log into your Xfinity account and select your Comcast webmail:

  1. If you find the email from Judith A. Barrett in your spam folder, open it.
  2. Click the Spam (not spam) icon on the top toolbar.
  3. Add Judith A. Barrett to your address book:
  4. Open the email from Judith A. Barrett.
  5. Click on the button at the top left of the email: myname@mydomain.com Add to Address Book to open your edit contact screen.
  6. Click Save.

I have instructions for some of the other email providers, please send an email to me, and we’ll see if I can help.

Note: Judith A. Barrett is in no way associated with any of the brands, websites or applications quoted here and has not tested all of the instructions. Any errors you find in the instructions are not intentional. All Trademarks ® are the property of their respective owners.

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