Ensure Uninterrupted Email Delivery of Evidence Alert! And Other FederalEvidence.com Publications

For uninterrupted email delivery of the Federal Evidence Review, Evidence Alerts!, and other FederalEvidence.com publications, please add FederalEvidence.com to your safe email list (sometimes called a “Whitelist” or "Safelist") now. Follow the steps described below for your particular email program or provider. (Learn More about safelists or whitelists).

Directions for Safelisting / Whitelisting


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Outlook 2003/2007 - Safe Sender Designation

Add FederalEvidence.com to the Safe Senders list by:

  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, put FederalEvidence.com
  5. Click OK.


Addressbooking FederalEvidence.com to AOL

Add FederalEvidence.com to your AOL address book by:

  1. Click the Mail menu and select Address Book.
  2. Wait for the "Address Book" window to pop up, then click the Add button.
  3. Wait for the "Address Card for New Contact" window to load.
  4. Paste FederalEvidence.com into the "Other E-Mail" field.
  5. Make that the "Primary E-Mail" address by checking the associated check box.
  6. Click the Save button.


Redirecting Yahoo

Redirect by setting up a filter to redirect FederalEvidence.com publications into your inbox:

  1. Open your mailbox and click on Mail Options (upper right hand corner).
  2. Select Filters (bottom left corner).
  3. Click the Add link on the Filters page.
  4. Update the "From header:" rule with the following 2 pieces of information: "contains" and FederalEvidence.com. (This tells Yahoo to identify our publications based on their From address.)
  5. Click the Choose Folder pull down menu and select inbox.
  6. Pick the Add Filter button.


Designate FederalEvidence.com As A Safe Sender On Hotmail

FederalEvidence.com can be designated as a "Safe Sender" by:

  1. Open your mailbox and click "Options" (upper right hand corner).
  2. Click the "Safe and blocked senders" link (under "Junk e-mail").
  3. Select the "Safe Senders" link (1st in list).
  4. Copy and paste FederalEvidence.com into the dialog box titled "Type an address or domain".
  5. Click the "Add" button next to the dialog box.


Gmail Contacts List

Add FederalEvidence.com to your Gmail Contacts List by:

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


Mozilla Thunderbird Whitelist

Whitelist FederalEvidence.com by adding it to your Thunderbird Address Book and configure your Junk Mail Controls to white list your 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 paste FederalEvidence.com into the Email dialog box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. White list your Personal Address Book:
    • From the main drop down menu, select "Tools -< Junk Mail Controls..."
    • This will launch the Junk Mail Controls window that has two tabs: Settings and Adaptive Filter
    • 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".
    • Click OK.

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What Is A “Safelist” or "Whitelist"?



According to Wikipedia, a "whitelist" (or "approved list") is:

A list or register of entities that, for one reason or another, are being provided a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to whitelist can mean to authorize access or grant membership.
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An e-mail whitelist is a list of contacts that the user deems are acceptable to receive email from and should not be sent to the trash folder.
Spam filters that come with e-mail clients have both white and black lists of senders and keywords to look for in e-mails. If a spam filter keeps a whitelist, mail from the listed e-mail addresses, domains, and/or IP address will always be allowed.
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If a white list is exclusive, only e-mail from those on the white list will get through. If it is not exclusive, it prevents e-mail from being deleted or sent to the junk mail folder by the spam filter. Usually, only end-users would set a spam filter to delete all e-mails from sources not on the white list, not internet service providers or e-mail services.
Using whitelists and blacklists can assist in blocking unwanted messages and allowing wanted messages to get through, but they are not perfect. E-mail whitelists are used to reduce the incidence of false positives, often based on the assumption that most legitimate mail will be from a relatively small and fixed set of senders. To block a high percentage of spam, e-mail filters have to be continuously updated as e-mail spam senders create new email addresses to e-mail from or new keywords to use in their e-mail which allows the e-mail to slip through."

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