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Many e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam. Unfortunately, however, these programs sometimes block email that you want to see.
DO THE FOLLOWING TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE MY EMAILS:
Be sure to add the Feels Like Home Blog email addresses to your email white list to ensure the best chances of receiving our content and updates. A white list is a list of accepted items or people, usually a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email blocking program will allow messages. My emails are always sent from the email address “[email protected]” and appear with the name “Tara Ziegmont and Feels Like Home” or just “Feels Like Home.”
Why is this important?
Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, commonly known as “spam,” has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most email services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some kind of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.
While we applaud their intention to protect you from spam, unfortunately the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block email 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 email 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 for their instructions. (Forward the answer to me, so I can add it!) If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), I’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.
1. In your inbox, find an email from Tara Ziegmont or Feels Like Home (such as 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.
When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name. Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear. Select “Save.”
Outlook 2003 & Later
Right-click on the message in your inbox.
Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”