How To:  Whitelist Email Addresses In Gmail

Have you ever had somebody say they sent you an email, but you never got it, or you ended up finding it in Spam/Junk?  Yeah, it happens to all of us.  So, what can you do about it?  Well, there is the process of ‘Whitelisting’ an email, so that it doesn’t end up in Spam.  Let’s take a look at what you need to do, to always receive those very important emails.

In this scenario, we will be showing you how to set up a Whitelist Filter in Gmail.

1) Login to Gmail, click on the gear icon and select “Settings”:

2) Select “Filters and blocked addresses”:

3) Scroll past all your existing filters and select “Create a new filter”:

4) Add the email address that you want to whitelist to the “From” field. Here we added to make sure that we never miss a ‘dashboard’ alert:

5) Check the “Never send to spam” box and click “Create Filter”. The email address will now be whitelisted!

Whitelisting A Whole Domain

In ‘Step 4’ we whitelisted a single email address. It’s also possible to whitelist all emails from a domain.

By adding to the “From” field instead of we would whitelist every email address belonging to

Whitelisting Multiple Email Addresses

To whitelist more than one email address simply add each email address separated by the pipe symbol. For example, “ |”.

The pipe symbol is a vertical bar ‘|’ that can be added with shift and backslash on most keyboards.

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