White Listing

White List

A white-list is a list of accepted items or persons in a set…. a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received.

Why is this important?

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising e-mail, commonly known as “spam”, has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.

We at A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World applaud their intention to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s idea of what spam looks like. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the mean time, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your Voice of Sanity every day…

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your Voice of Sanity from falling into the false positive trap.

You can fight the blacklists with a “white-list”. White-list us now, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every e-mail 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 folks for their instructions. (Forward the answer to us, and we might add it!) If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), we’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your Voice of Sanity from some of the more popular of those programs.

To find instructions for your e-mail provider or software, scroll down until you find your email provider and/or your spam blocker/spam filter.

One thing you can do no matter what e-mail system you’re using is add the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and system@infusionsoft.com to your address book.

AOL

For AOL version 9.0: you can ensure that your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by adding our sending address to your “People I Know” list.

  • Open your latest Voice of Sanity e-mail.
  • Click the Add Address button (over on the right) to add A Voice of Sanity to your “People I Know” list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to A Voice of Sanity “From” address, and that will add us to your “People I Know” list automatically.

  • Open your latest Voice of Sanity e-mail.
  • Copy the address in the “From” line.
  • Click the Reply button (it’s in the top right corner).
  • A new email window opens with an address pre-filled in the “Send To” box.
  • Replace the address in the Send To box with the one you copied out of the From line.
  • Click Send Now (it’s in the top right corner).

Even if the e-mail you send doesn’t get through to us (for whatever reason), the act of sending it does the job of putting A Voice of Sanity into your “People I Know” list–and that’s what counts.

If you’re using an earlier version of AOL, you’ll need to set your Mail Controls instead. Here’s how:

  • Go to Keyword Mail Controls.
  • Select the screen name we’re sending your Voice of Sanity to.
  • Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name.

For AOL version 8.0: Select Allow email from all AOL members, email addresses and domains.

  • Click Next until the Save button shows up at the bottom.
  • Click Save.

For AOL version 7.0: In the section for “exclusion and inclusion parameters”, include these domains:

robertringer.net
avos.robertringer.com

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Yahoo

To ensure that your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Yahoo Inbox (not the Bulk Mail folder), you can instruct Yahoo to filter it to your Inbox. Here’s how:

  • Open your Yahoo mailbox.
  • Click Mail Options.
  • Click Filters.
  • Next, 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 the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • At the bottom, where it says Move the message t, select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
  • Click the Add Filter button again.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Hotmail

If you’re using Hotmail, you can ensure that your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by adding our “From” address to your Safe List. Here’s how:

  • Log on and click the Mail tab to get into your mailbox.
  • Click Options (it’s over at the top right, next to Help).
  • Click Junk e-Mail Protection.
  • Select Safe List.
  • In the space provided, enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • Click Add.
  • When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click OK.

Alternatively, you can add A Voice of Sanity “From” address to your Contacts list:

  • Open your latest issue of A Voice of Sanity (or even the welcome letter will do).
  • Click the Save Address button. (It’s over to the right in the line of options just above the e-mail.)
  • Click OK.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Comcast

If you are using Comcast as your Internet provider send an e-mail to the following address: blacklist_comcastnet@cable.comcast.com

Include in the body of the e-mail the following information:

  • Domain: The domain we’re mailing from is:
  • robertringer.net
  • IP Address: Our sending IP address is:
  • 208.70.184.100

Outlook 2003

If you’re using Outlook 2003 for your e-mail, you can make sure your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by letting Outlook know you consider it safe. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Open any Voice of Sanity e-mail, then add the sender or the sender’s domain to your Safe List.
  • Find the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and add it to Personal Contacts in your Outlook Address Book.
  • Open any Voice of Sanity e-mail, then select Mark as Not Junk.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Earthlink

If you’re using Earthlink, you can make sure your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by adding our sending address to your Address Book. Here’s how:

  • Open your latest Voice of Sanity e-mail.
  • Copy the address in the “From” line.
  • Click on Address Book (it’s over on the left, below your Folders).
  • When your Address Book opens, click the Add button.
  • On the Add Contact screen, find the Internet Information box.
  • Enter the address you copied from the “From” line into the top Email box.
  • Click Save.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

MSN

If you’re using MSN version 9 for your e-mail, you can make sure your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by adding our sending address to your Safe List. Here’s how:

  • Open your latest Voice of Sanity e-mail.
  • Copy the address in the “From” line.
  • Click on Settings: E-mail | Junk e-mail (it’s at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar).
  • On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk E-Mail Guard.
  • Select Safe List.
  • In the space provided under “Add people to the safe list”, enter the address you copied from the “From” line.
  • Click Add.

For older versions of MSN , you add our sending address to your Safe List like this:

  • Open your latest Voice of Sanity e-mail.
  • Copy the address in the “From” line.
  • Click on E-mail settings (it’s at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar).
  • On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk Mail.
  • Select Safe List.
  • Click Add an item to this list.
  • When the Add To Safe List box appears, enter the address you copied from the “From” line into the space provided.
  • Click Add.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Verizon

If you’re using Verizon for e-mail, you can ensure that your Voice of Sanity is delivered to your Inbox by adding our “From” address to your Safe List. Here’s how:

  • Go to your Verizon Inbox.
  • Click Options.
  • Select the Block Senders tab (near the top of the screen).
  • On the Block Senders screen, you’ll see both a “Block Sender List” and a “Safe List”. In the space where it says, “Enter e-mail address or sub domain to always accept even if the domain is blocked”, enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

SpamCop

If you’re using SpamCop to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your Whitelist. Here’s how:

  • Open your browser and go to this page: http://webmail.spamcop.net/
  • Log into your SpamCop account.
  • Click on the Options icon in the toolbar.
  • Under Mail Management (in the middle), click SpamCop Tools.
  • Select Manage your personal whitelist.
  • Near the bottom, where it reads “Click here to add to your whitelist”, click on Click here.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity in the first empty slot.
  • Click Submit.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

SpamAssassin

If you’re using Spam Assassin to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to the Whitelist in your User Preferences. Here’s how:

  • Search your hard drive for the spamassassin folder, then open it.

In that folder should be a file named user_prefs. Open it with a text editor (Notepad, for example). If there is no such file, you can create it. The detailed instructions are at http://spamassassin.taint.org/doc/Mail_SpamAssassin_Conf.html.

  • Make a new(blank) line in the file. On that line, enter whitelist_from, followed by the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • Save the file and close it.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity.

Spamkiller

If you’re using McAfee’s Spamkiller to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Friends. Here’s how:

  • On the Spamkiller sidebar, click Friends.
  • Click Add.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and click the OK button.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Mailblocks

If you’re using Mailblocks to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your “Accept Mail From” list of addresses. Here’s how:

  • In Mailblocks, click the Addresses tab.
  • Select New.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • In the Receiving Options, select Accept Mail From This Address.
  • In the Other Options, make sure Display in People Picker is not selected.
  • Click Submit.
  • Click OK.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

MailShield

If you’re using MailShield to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Friends. Here’s how:

  • On the MailShield toolbar, click Friends.
  • Click Add.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and click the OK button.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

MailWasher

If you’re using MailWasher to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Friends. Here’s how:

  • In MailWasher, select Tools.
  • Select Blacklist & Friends.
  • On the right-hand side is the “Friends” list. Click the Friends Add button.
  • Select Plain email address.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity, then click OK.
  • Click OK again.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

CleanMyMailbox

If you’re using CleanMyMailbox to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your Whitelist. Here’s how:

  • Click the Whitelist button.
  • Add the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity to the list.
  • Click the Submit List button.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Oddpost

If you’re using Oddpost to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by marking it as “Not Spam”–but only if it has been incorrectly identified as spam in the first place. Here’s what to d

  • Find any Voice of Sanity e-mail that’s in your Probably Spam folder.
  • Click on that e-mail to select it.
  • Click the Move to Inbox and Mark as Not Spam button.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Spam Inspector

If you’re using Spam Inspector to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Friends. Here’s how:

  • Open Outlook.
  • On the Spam Inspector menu or toolbar, find and select Manage Friends List.
  • In the Add a New Friend area, select E-mail.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • Click the >> (add) button.
  • Click Close.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Spam Interceptor

If you’re using Spam Interceptor to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Trusted senders. Here’s how:

  • Open Spam Interceptor and select Authentication Lists.
  • Click Trusted.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • Click Add.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Spam Sleuth

If you’re using Spam Sleuth to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Friends. Here’s how:

  • Open Spam Sleuth.
  • From the File menu, select Configure.
  • In the Friends category, make sure Active is selected.
  • In the space provided for the list, make a new (blank) line and on it enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity .
  • Click OK .

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

SpamButcher

If you’re using Spam Butcher to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your Know Senders list. Here’s how:

  • Open Spam Butcher and click the Configure button.
  • Select the Known Senders tab.
  • Under Known Good Senders and Recipients, click Add.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and click OK.
  • Click OK .

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Spameater

If you’re using Spameater to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your list of Approved Senders. Here’s how:

  • On the Spameater sidebar, click Filters.
  • Select the Approved Senders tab.
  • Click Add Filter.
  • In the Address space, enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity.
  • For Address Type, select Full Email Address.
  • Click OK.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

SpamNet

If you’re using Cloudmark’s SpamNet to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your Whitelist. Here’s how:

  • Open your Outlook Inbox.
  • On the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar, click Options.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Select the Whitelist tab.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and click the OK button.
  • Click OK again, then Yes, then OK one last time.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

SpamPal

If you’re using SpamPal to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Voice of Sanity from the filtering process by adding our “From” address to your Whitelist. Here’s how:

  • When SpamPal is running, find the SpamPal icon in your Windows system tray and right-click on it.
  • Select Add to Whitelist.
  • Enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity .
  • Click Add.

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.

Others

Many popular e-mail programs, including older versions of Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, and Netscape Mail, don’t provide a convenient way for you to white-list the folks you want to receive e-mail from. If you’re using this sort of e-mail system and you either aren’t getting your Voice of Sanity or want to make sure you continue to receive your Voice of Sanity in the future, you can do something about it.

Contact the customer service people or the Postmaster at the company that provides your e-mail or Internet connection (your ISP). Explain to them that A Voice of Sanity is e-mail that you asked for and value. Ask them if they can white-list A Voice of Sanity. (Unfortunately, some e-mail systems don’t allow white-listing.) If they do white-list, they’ll probably ask you for some information about us. Here’s what to tell them:

  • Sending Address: If they ask for our address, give them the address in the “From” line of your most recent Voice of Sanity and support@avos.robertringer.com
  • Domain: If they need to know the domain we’re mailing from, tell them: robertringer.net
  • IP Address: If they ask for our sending IP address, tell them: 208.70.184.100

Thank you for white-listing A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World.



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