What is an Email Safe List and how do I add an Email Address to my Safe Senders List?


What is an Email Safe List?

Each email client application features spam filters which automatically recognize whitelisted and blacklisted email addresses. Whitelisted addresses are deemed acceptable and any mail from these addresses is usually delivered to the inbox without additional filtering. Blacklisted addresses are senders from which you do not wish to receive email communication from. The safe list, also commonly referred to as a white list, is a list of all email addresses you would like to receive email from without any issues.

Your safe list is managed by you within your email application and can be easily updated based on your preferences. By default, email messages that you add to your own personal address book are considered safe and will not be placed into your junk or spam folder.

How to Add an Email Address to Your Safe Senders List?


  1. Open the email.
  2. Click on More Options in the upper right hand corner of the message.
  3. Click on Add Sender to Contacts List in the header of the email.
  4. A confirmation message will be displayed above the email.

Mac Mail

  1. Open the email
  2. Right-click the sender's email address
  3. Click Add to contacts in the short-cut menu
  4. Click Save and Close

Microsoft Outlook 2007

  1. Open the email
  2. Click Options on the Tools menu
  3. On the Preferences tab, under Email, click Junk E-mail
  4. Select Safe Senders or Safe Recipients tab and click add
  5. Enter the email address of the contact and click Ok

Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Click the Address book button
  2. Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted
  3. Click the New Card button
  4. Under the Contact tab, copy and paste our address and click ok

Microsoft Outlook Express 6+

  1. Open the email
  2. Left-click the sender icon, or right click the sender's name
  3. Click Add to contact
  4. Click Save and close