How to Not Miss Out on Your Best Life

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

We 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 too often block emails that you’ve requested, but that fit somebody’s idea of what spam looks like.

The more responsible anti-spam companies and activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives,” but in the meantime, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting the emails you subscribed to.

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep the emails you value from falling into the “false positive” trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “whitelist.” Whitelist every new subscription right at the start, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every email system is different. Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones: AOL, Yahoo and Gmail. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service department for their instructions.

One thing you can do

No matter what email system you’re using is add the address in the “From” line of the Manward Digest e-letter to your address book. This address is digest@manwardpress.com.

AOL

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Manward Digestplease add our email address to your AOL Address Book. AOL has made it easier than ever to do this. Here’s how…

  • Open any email message from Manward Digest.
  • Right-click our email address (digest@manwardpress.com) and select Add to Address Book.
  • Click Save at the bottom of the popup box that appears.

You’re all done! You will now receive your Manward Digest email newsletter with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.

YAHOO

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Manward Digestplease add our email address to your Yahoo Address Book. Yahoo has made it easier than ever to do this. Here’s how…

  • Open any email message from Manward Digest.
  • Hover over our “From” Address, then hover over the three dots in the bottom left of the popup box that appears.
  • Click on Add to Contacts.
  • Click Save at the bottom of the new popup box that appears.

You’re all done! You will now receive your Manward Digest email newsletter with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.

GMAIL

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Manward Digestplease add our email address to your Gmail Address Book. Gmail has made it easier than ever to do this. Here’s how…

  • Open any email message from Manward Digest.
  • Click on the down arrow next to the reply arrow.
  • Click on Add Manward Digest to Contacts list

You’re all done! You will now receive your Manward Digest email newsletter with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.


Many email programs don’t provide a convenient way for you to whitelist the folks you want to receive email from. If you’re using this sort of email system and you either aren’t getting email you value or want to make sure you continue to receive it in the future, you can do something about it.

Contact the customer service people or the postmaster at the company that provides your email or Internet connection (your ISP). Explain to them what subscriptions are email that you asked for (or paid for) and value. Ask them if they can whitelist the sender. (Unfortunately, some email systems don’t allow whitelisting.) If they do whitelist, they’ll probably ask you for some information about the publisher. Here’s what to tell them:

  • Sending Address: If your ISP asks for the “sender” or “from” address, give them the address digest@manwardpress.com
  • Domain: If your ISP needs to know the domain Manward Digest is mailing from, try forwarding them one of our emails. The domain is in the “header” of every email. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to contact uslisher to find out what domain we’re sending from.
  • IP Address: If your ISP asks for the sending IP address, try forwarding them one of our emails. The “originating IP” is in the “header” of every email. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to contact us to ask what IP address we’re sending from.

Thank you for whitelisting us.