The Filament Newsletter Email Whitelist Instructions

Jan 1, 2021

12 min read

Unfortunately, many companies employ aggressive SPAM filters or set up complicated filters using email clients. Here's how to ensure the news you want makes it to your inbox.

Email providers use filtering to ensure you don't get swamped with unwanted messages. Because we use email as a delivery mechanism, The Filament is sometimes caught in these filters. As such, we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. This is known as "Whitelisting."

If you do not see an email from Ruth Umoh in your Inbox, my email may have mistakenly been sent to your spam folder. Please open your spam folder and if you find an email from Ruth Umoh open it and mark it as "Not spam"...

NEXT: Click your provider below to Whitelist Ruth@paperworkstudios.com....


Is your email client or spam filter not listed?

If Ruth Umoh is being filtered, try adding Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to your Address Book or Contact list.

If messages continue to be sent to your junk folder contact your ISP or spam filter application support and ask how to whitelist Ruth@paperworkstudios.com



Gmail



At times, Gmail mistakenly sends emails you want, to the Spam folder...

If you do not readily find an email from Ruth Umoh

Please check your Gmail Spam Folder:


To assure you continue to get emails you asked to receive, Create a Filter

  1. If you find an email from Ruth Umoh in Gmail spam?
  2. Open the email please.
  3. Click 'Dots' button on the top right, to reveal your choices.

Click Filter messages like this


  Reply

  Forward

  Filter messages like this  


Click the button  Create filter   to open your settings.

From the next menu, please check these options


  Never send it to Spam  

  Always mark it as important  

  Also apply filter to matching conversations  

  Categorize as: Choose Category... 

Under the "Categorize as: Choose Category..."

  1. Click the dropdown icon next to "Choose Category..."
  2. Please select Primary in the next options menu.

  Choose Category...  

  Primary

  Social

  Updates

  Forums

  Promotions

Click the blue  Create filter   button, to save your settings


Now you will always see Ruth Umoh in your Primary Inbox tab!

Next, if the email remains open? Please mark the email as "Not spam"

  1. - If you see an email from Ruth Umoh: Open the email please.
  2. - Click the button on the alert, labeled Report Not spam

  alert icon  Why is this message in spam? It is similar to messages that were identified as spam in the past.

    Report not spam



Gmail Tabs



- If you are using Gmail Tabs such as 'Promotions' please open your Promotions tab in Gmail.

  1. - If you find an email from Ruth Umoh in your Gmail Promotions tab:
  2. - Grab and drag my email to the Primary Inbox Tab.
  3. - After doing so, you will receive an alert like the one below at the top of your Gmail toolbar.

  4. Conversation moved to Primary. Do this for future messages from Ruth@paperworkstudios.com?

    Yes   Undo


  5. - Click Yes in the black alert box at Gmail.
  6. - This way you will always see Ruth Umoh in your Primary Inbox tab...

Also you can create a filter...

  1. - If you find an email from Ruth Umoh in your Gmail Promotions tab:
  2. - Open the email please.
  3. - Click the dots menu on the top left of the email.

Click Filter messages like this.


  Reply

  Forward

  Filter messages like this  


Click the button  Create filter   to open your settings.

Please select Primary in the next options menu.


  Choose Category...  

  Primary

  Social

  Updates

  Forums

  Promotions


Click the blue  Create filter   button, to save your settings


Now you will always see Ruth Umoh in your Primary Inbox tab...

Gmail Mobile App


If you are using the Gmail Mobile App on your mobile device, please open the app now

Should you not readily see an email from Ruth Umoh, please check the Spam Folder:

Should an email from Ruth Umoh appear mistakenly sent to Gmail spam?

Please open the email and Tap the icon.

  Move to  

  Snooze  

  Change labels  

  Mark as not important  

Select "Change labels..."

Check the box next to Inbox

Image of Gmail's new label menu

Tap OK to save your settings


Are you are using Gmail Tabs such as "Promotions" please open your Promotions tab in Gmail.

  1. When you find the email from Ruth Umoh
  2. Tap the menu icon - top right.
  3. Then select Move to.

  4.   Move to  

      Snooze  

      Change labels  


  5. Then select Primary from the list.

  6. Screenshot of the Gmail app move to menu

This should help Gmail to know, you always want to see Ruth Umoh in your Primary Inbox tab...



iPhone mail app icon

iPhone Mail App



iPhone Mail identifies most junk mail (spam) sent to your @icloud.com address or aliases, but it can mistakenly move email incorrectly to your Junk mail folder.

Periodically check the Junk folder for email messages that were marked as junk mistakenly.

To indicate that an email message from Ruth Umoh isn�t junk:

  1. - Open your Mail app and go to the Mailboxes screen
  2. - Scroll down to the folders area

  3. Screenshot of iPhone mailboxes screen

  4. - Select the Junk folder.
  5. - Find the email from Ruth Umoh and slide it left to see options.

  6. Screenshot of iPhone swipe left screen

  7. - Tap the More button.
  8. - Tap the Mark button.

  9. Screenshot of iPhone move messages screen
  10. - Tap the Mark as Not Junk button.

  11. Screenshot of iPhone mail not junk screen

The message is moved to your Inbox. Subsequent email messages from Ruth Umoh will no longer be marked as junk.

By default, messages in the Junk folder are deleted after 30 days so be sure to check it often to whitelist relevant email.



Outlook Mobile App



Outlook's mobile app now offers a "Focused Inbox" for your important email

- To add Ruth Umoh to your list of Focused Inbox on the Outlook App...

Please open the mobile Outlook app on your Android, Microsoft or iPhone:

Then open the email from Ruth Umoh:

  1. - Click the dropdown menu Screenshot of Outlook App dropdown button on the top right of your Inbox.
  2. - On the menu displayed tap Move to Focused Inbox

  3. Screenshot of Outlook App dropdown menu
  4. - Select the Move this and all future messages button.

  5. Screenshot of Outlook App move to screen
  6. - Tap Move
  7. Now all future messages from Ruth Umoh will appear in your Focused Inbox

You can also remove unwanted emails from your Focused Inbox as well by repeating this process in your Focused tab.



Outlook 2003, Outlook 2016 and Outlook Office 365



To ensure you continue to receive important emails in Outlook Office:

Please add Ruth Umoh to your list of "Safe senders" on Outlook:

  1. - Right click our email in your Inbox email list pane.
  2. - On the menu displayed move your mouse over or tap Junk
  3. - Click or tap on Never block sender in the menu that rolls out.
  4. - The resulting popup will say:
  5. - "The sender of the selected message has been added to your Safe Senders List."
  6. - Click OK

To add sender to address book:

  1. - Open the email
  2. - Right click on the from address
  3. - Choose Add to contacts option


Outlook.com



Previously "Hotmail", "Live", "Windows Live" and "MSN"...

In the new Outlook.com you must click the Wait it's safe link if you find emails incorrectly identified as spam.

Entering the email contact in the address book or contacts no longer whitelists the sender.

To ensure messages from specific email addresses are not sent to your Junk Email folder, you can do one of two things:

  1. - Check the Junk folder. If you see the Ruth Umoh email in your Inbox
  2. - Open the email from Ruth Umoh...
  3. - Click the "Wait it's safe" link

Mark Sender as "Wait it's safe!


Ruth Umoh (Ruth@paperworkstudios.com)
To: you@outlook.com

Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we'll delete it after ten days.
Wait, it's safe! | I'm not sure. Let me check


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 Ruth@paperworkstudios.com in the text box.
  6. - Click Add to list
  7. - Ruth Umoh will now be added to your list of Safe senders
  8. - Emails added to your Safe senders will not be delivered by mistake to your Junk folder.


AOL Webmail



To ensure important emails get delivered to your AOL Inbox- Please complete these two steps...

If you find Ruth Umoh in your spam folder:

  1. Right click the email.
  2. Click "Not spam" in the resulting list.

Add Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to your Address Book:

  1. - Open the email from Ruth Umoh
  2. - Click the show details link next to Ruth Umoh in the From field.
  3. - Move your mouse over or tap Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to show the menu.
  4. - Click or tap Add contact in the menu displayed.
  5. - Add Ruth Umoh to the name fields
  6. - Click Add contact

Next: Please Enable Images

  alert icon  Images blocked Show images | Don't block this sender

  1. - By default AOL now blocks all images.
  2. - Open the email from Ruth Umoh please.
  3. - Click Don't block this sender please.
  4. - Now you will see our complete emails with no effort on your part...

Email from that Domain will now be delivered straight to your Inbox.



Comcast



Please log into your Xfinity account and select your Comcast webmail:

  1. Should you find an email from Ruth Umoh in your spam folder:
  2. Open the email.
  3. Click the   No icon Spam (not spam) icon on the top toolbar.

Next please, add Ruth Umoh to your address book:

  1. - Please open the email from Ruth Umoh.
  2. - Click on the button at the top left of the email that says:

  3. Ruth@paperworkstudios.com
    + Add to Address Book

  4. - That will open your edit contact screen.
  5. - Then click Save and you're all done.




If you are not receiving email at EarthLink, there are two actions you can take.

  1. - Check Suspect Email folder
  2. - Add Ruth Umoh to your address book.

With EarthLink, if you have SpamBlocker turned on, suspect messages are automatically send to your Suspect Email folder if the Domain is not in your address book.

Suspect Email Folder:

  1. - While in the Suspect Email folder, if you see Ruth Umoh...
  2. - Select the Move to Inbox and Add Contact option from the drop down menu.
  3. - This will add Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to your Address Book for future email delivery assurance.

Address Book Inclusion:

  1. - Open the email.
  2. - Click Add to Address Book in the email header.
  3. - Use the Address Book Editor to verify the sender's contact details and click save.
  4. - Fill in Ruth@paperworkstudios.com as the email address of the sender.
  5. - Any mail sent with the same Domain (right of the @ sign) will now be delivered to your Inbox.


Security Software


Norton AntiSpam

This problem may occur if Ruth@paperworkstudios.com is accidentally added to the Blocked List.

To remove the Ruth@paperworkstudios.com from the Blocked List:

  1. - Start your Norton product.
  2. - Click Settings.
  3. - Depending on your Norton product, do one of the following:

For Norton 360:

  1. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click AntiSpam.
  2. On the Filter tab, next to Blocked List, click Configure.

For Norton Internet Security:

  1. In the Settings window, on the Network tab, click Message Protection.
  2. Under AntiSpam, next to Blocked List, click Configure.
  3. - In the Blocked List window, select the item that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. - Click Apply, and then click OK.
  5. - If you do not find Ruth@paperworkstudios.com in the Blocked list, go to next step.

To add Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to the Allowed List:

  1. - Start your Norton product.
  2. - Click Settings.
  3. - Depending on your Norton product, do one of the following:

For Norton 360:

  • In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click AntiSpam.
  • On the Filter tab, next to Allowed List, click Configure.

For Norton Internet Security:

  1. In the Settings window, on the Network tab, click Message Protection.
  2. Under AntiSpam, next to Allowed List, click Configure.
  3. - In the Allowed List window, click Add.
  4. - In the Add Email Address window, from the Address Type drop-down, select the address type.
  5. - Add Ruth@paperworkstudios.com, and then click OK.
  6. - In the Allowed List window, click Apply, and then click OK.


McAfee Products



While McAfee has removed spam protection in the latest Anti-Virus software- You may still have a version that offers spam filtering.

  1. In order to add Ruth Umoh to the friends whitelist, please open McAfee and click on Web & Email Protection.
  2. Then click on Anti-Spam
  3. There you can see various settings. You can change the spam protection level, change filter settings, etc.

  4. Click on Friends list
  5. - Please add Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to your "Friends List" to always allow emails from Ruth Umoh.


Trend Micro



If you received an email message from Ruth Umoh that was incorrectly moved to the Spam Mail folder by the Anti-Spam Toolbar you can prevent this from occurring in the future

The Anti-Spam Toolbar detects spam by looking for certain keywords in the email's subject or body. Occasionally, it may detect what you consider legitimate email as spam.

To prevent this from occurring you can do either of the following:

  1. - Add the Ruth Umoh to the list of Approved Senders.
  2. - Decrease the Spam Email Filter Strength.

Note: You can also select the email and click Not Spam to report it to Trend Micro. However, this feature serves only as a reference to their spam database, and it may not have an effect on how the toolbar detects spam.

Add the sender to the list of Approved Senders:

  1. - Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. - Click the Spam Mail folder then select the legitimate email detected as spam.
  3. - Click Approve Sender on the toolbar.
  4. - Click Yes when the confirmation message appears.

Decrease the Spam Email Filter Strength:

  1. - Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. - Click Trend Micro Anti-Spam then click Settings.
  3. - On the Spam Filter tab, move the slider bar to select a lower filter strength.
  4. - Click OK to save your settings.


Spam Filters


Cloudmark SpamNet



Cloudmark filters email based on content footprints. To assure our email has not been mis-identified as spam:


  1. - Select Cloudmark | Options... from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook.
  2. - Click Advanced.
  3. - Go to the Whitelist tab.
  4. - Click the Add button.
  5. - Type: Ruth@paperworkstudios.com
  6. - Click OK.
  7. - Click OK.
  8. - Click Yes.
  9. - Click OK.


SaneBox



Sanebox is not a filter, but a filtering system trained by you.

  1. - Open your Webmail or Gmail where you use SaneBox.
  2. - Open your @SaneLater folder.
  3. - If you find an email from Ruth Umoh or an email from Ruth@paperworkstudios.com in @SaneLater...
  4. - Please drag my email to your Inbox folder.
  5. - By doing this you will always get our great content in your Inbox from now on!


Spam Assassin



Spam Assassin is usually administered by your server admin. Please contact your admin and request that he or she:


  1. - Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the .spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server
  2. - whitelist_from Ruth@paperworkstudios.com
  3. - Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory.

Most Used Spam Filters


SPAMfighter

Highlight the email from Ruth Umoh with the email address Ruth@paperworkstudios.com to Whitelist.

Click "More" in the SPAMfighter Toolbar and select "Whitelist".

Here you can choose if you want to Whitelist the email address Ruth@paperworkstudios.com or the whole Domain.

To be sure that all emails from people in your Outlook contacts get through to you, you can import and Whitelist them.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. - Click "More" in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. - Then "Options"
  3. - Then "Filter settings"
  4. - Then "Blacklists & Whitelists"
  5. - Then "Whitelist email address"
  6. - Then "Import".
  7. - Select your 'Address Book' and click on "Check all"
  8. - Click "Add"
  9. - Click "Apply"

If you get a pop-up box offering you to upgrade to SPAMfighter Pro, it is because you have exceeded the limit of 100 addresses. You can fix this by buying SPAMfighter Pro or by deleting some of the addresses in your Black/White list. If you want to delete addresses, please go to:

  1. - Click More" in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. - Then "Options"
  3. - Then "Filter settings"
  4. - Then "Blacklists & Whitelists"

Mail Washer

  1. - Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends.
  2. - Click Add... on the right, the Friends list side.
  3. - Make sure Plain email address is selected.
  4. - Type: Ruth@paperworkstudios.com
  5. - Click OK.
  6. - Click OK.

ChoiceMail

  1. - Open ChoiceMail
  2. - Click on the Senders tab
  3. - Choose "Approve another Sender"
  4. - Type in the sender email address Ruth@paperworkstudios.com
  5. - Click on OK

Spam Sleuth

  1. - Select File, then Configure.
  2. - Go to the Friends category.
  3. - Make sure Active is checked.
  4. - Type: Ruth@paperworkstudios.com on a line by itself in the entry field.
  5. - Click OK.