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August 31st, 2006

Whitelisting Caden’s Page

Whitelist or White List are terms used to describe a list of email addresses that you always want to receive email from regardless to your email spam or junk email filter settings. Whitelist is the oposite term to blacklist or black list. A blacklist is a list of email addresses from which you never want to receive email.

Some email programs automatically mark “bulk” or “listserve” emails as spam or junk as a result of basic filter settings. The update emails that I send to annouce that updates have been made to “Caden’s Page” are concidered “bulk” mail. You will need to look below for your email client and follow the instructions to configure your email client to always accept emails from my email address.

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AOL

Go to keyword: Mail Controls.
Select the screen name we’re sending your “Caden’s Page Update” to.
Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name.

AOL Version 9.0

Open your latest “Caden’s Page Update” e-mail.
Click the Add Address button (on the right) to add to your “People I Know” list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to my email address
and that will add us to your “People I Know” list automatically. To do this:

Open your latest “Caden’s Page Update” e-mail.
Click the Reply button (it’s in the top right corner).
A new email window opens with the wrong address in the “Send To” box.
Replace the address in the Send To box with my email address
Click Send Now (in the top right corner).
Even if the e-mail you send doesn’t get through to us, the act of sending
it does the job of putting us into your “People I Know” list.

Hotmail and MSN

Click the Options link, on the main menu tabs, then Safe List.
Type my email address in your Safe List.
If you see a message that should not be in your Junk Mail folder, click
‘This is not Junk Mail’ to avoid having e-mail from the same source sent to
the Junk Mail folder in the future.

MailShield

Click Friends from the toolbar.
Click Add.
Type my email address
Click OK.

McAfee Spamkiller

Click Friends from the sidebar.
Click Add.
Type my email address
Click OK.

Yahoo! Mail

Open your Yahoo! mailbox.
Click Mail Options.
Click Filters.
Click Add Filter.
In the top row, labeled ‘From header:’ make sure Contains is selected in the
pull-down menu. Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter
my email address address At the bottom, where it says
“Move the Message To:” select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
Click the Add Filter button again.

Gmail

You will need to add my email address to your Gmail Contacts List:

1. Click Contacts along the left side of any Gmail page.
2. Click Add Contact.
3. Copy and paste my email address into the primary email address dialog box.
4. Click Save.

Existing Subscribers to Caden’s Page
If you are already a subscriber but my updates are not getting through, make sure that the updates are not being marked as Spam:

1. Click Spam along the left side of any Gmail page.
2. Check mark the box next to one of my update notifications. (Recent updates sent on: 8/6/06 and 7/23/06)
3. Click Not Spam button along the top.

Mozilla Thunderbird

New Subscribers to Caden’s Page
You will need to add my email address to your Thunderbird Address Book and configure your Junk Mail Controls to white list your address book.

Add our From address into your Personal Address Book:

1. Click the Address Book button.
2. Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted.
3. Click the New Card button. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address & Other.
4. Under the Contact tab, copy and type my email address into the Email dialog box.
5. Click OK.

White list your Personal Address Book:

1. From the main drop down menu, select Tools – Junk Mail Controls…
2. Under the Settings tab, update the “White Lists” module by selecting Personal Address Book from the pull down menu and then check mark the box next to “Do not mark messages as junk mail”.
3. Click OK.

Existing Subscribers to Caden’s Page
Initially, the automatic junk mail detection for incoming messages might not be very accurate and you should check your Junk folder to see if my update emails have been mistakenly detected as junk. To prevent this from happening in the future, you need to mark my update email as not junk. Do this by right-clicking on one of my previous updates and choose Mark – As Not Junk. (Recent updates sent on: 8/6/06 and 7/23/06)

Outlook 2003

New Subscribers to Caden’s Page
You will need to add my emial address to your Safe Senders list:

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail.
3. On the Safe Senders tab, click Add.
4. In the Add address, copy and type in my email address and Click OK.

Existing Subscribers to Caden’s Page
If the Junk E-Mail Filter accidentally catches my update emails you can simply add my email address to your Safe Senders list, and no future e-mail from me will be inspected by the filter. The instructions are outlined above in the New Subscribers to Caden’s Page info above.

Other Email Programs

Please contact me if your email program is not listed and you are already subscribed to caden-info@hoei.com and having problems receiving email updates. Sometimes company and Internet service provider email servers automatically filter “bulk” mail for the employees without their knowledge. You can ask for the emails to be allowed through, or you can let me know and I will send a separate update to those with this problem. I would also appreciate any additional information that might be helpful to update or add to this page. Thanks a bunch. Hank Osborne

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