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Protection from E-mails being blocked by mistake or which is Whitelisting!

Spam filters that come with email clients have both whitelists and blacklists of senders and keywords to look for in emails. If a spam filter keeps a whitelist, mail from the listed email addresses, domains, and/or IP address will always be allowed.

Typically, a user has to manually add the sender or the sender’s address to a list of “approved” or “safe senders” within his or her email client for an address to be whitelisted, which is a different process in various email clients.

Some Internet service providers have whitelists that they use to filter email to be delivered to their customers.

If a whitelist is exclusive, only email from entities on the whitelist will get through. If it is not exclusive, it prevents email from being deleted or sent to the junk mail folder by the spam filter. Usually, only end-users would set a spam filter to delete all emails from sources not on the whitelist, not Internet service providers or email services.

Using whitelists and blacklists can assist in blocking unwanted messages and allowing wanted messages to get through, but they are not perfect. Email whitelists are used to reduce the incidence of false positives, often based on the assumption that most legitimate mail will be from a relatively small and fixed set of senders. To block a high percentage of spam, email filters have to be continuously updated as email spam senders create new email addresses to email from or new keywords to use in their email which allows the email to slip through.

Please add our E-mails to your contact list then Whitelist it as well.
To ensure they do not go to Junk or Spam Folder.

Three of the most common email services are:

Gmail Services
Once you have logged into your account at mail.google.com.
  • then go to your Settings
  • then to the Filters Tab
  • select Create a new filter
  • add *@awisetutor.com the first line
  • then sellect never send it to Spam
Yahoo Related
Once you are logged into your account at mail.yahoo.com.
  • then go to your Settings
  • then to Filters
  • and Add a new filter - I called mine aWiseTutor
  • and add *@awisetutor.com in the from section
Microsoft Related  
Once you have logged into your account at mail.live.com.
  • then go to your Options
  • look for Safe and blocked senders
  • then go to Safe and Senders
  • then add info@awisetutor.com & abc@awisetutor.com and any other email address we may have

Here is a couple of other links for you to whitelist on other services and devices.

Happy Surfing!

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