Whitelist (or white list), Definition.

n. A list or collection of people or entities that are known, trusted, or explicitly permitted. An email 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.

v. As a verb, to whitelist means to place on a whitelist; to mark or note a person or entity as trustworthy or acceptable.

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 the Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter every week.

As it happens, there's something you can do to keep your Overseas Opportunity Letter from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a "whitelist". whitelist 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter from some of the more popular of those programs.

To find instructions for your e-mail provider or software, scroll down or use the handy menu at right.

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 Overseas Opportunity Letter to your address book.

AOL

For AOL version 9.0: you can ensure that your Overseas Opportunity Letter is delivered to your Inbox by adding our sending address to your "People I Know" list.

  • Open your latest Overseas Opportunity e-mail.
  • Click the Add Address button (over on the right) to add the Overseas Opportunity Letter to your "People I Know" list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to the Overseas Opportunity Letter "From" address, and that will add us to your "People I Know" list automatically.

  • Open your latest Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 the Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 this domain:

www.liveandinvestoverseas.com

Yahoo

To ensure that your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Options > Mail Options in the upper-right corner of your Yahoo! Mail page.
  • From the list on the left, choose Filters.
  • Click Create or Edit Filters.
  • 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 liveandinvestoverseas.com. Leave the rest of the fields empty.
  • At the bottom, where it says "Move the message to:", select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
  • Click the Add Filter button again.

Also, we recommend that you add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to your address book.

  • Click Contacts tab at the top of your Yahoo! Mail page
  • Click Add Contact button at the top of the page
  • In the first row labeled "Name:", type Overseas Opportunity Letter
  • In the text box labeled "Email:", type This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save button

If you are an Overseas Retirement Letter subscriber, be sure to add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to your address book, as well as set up another filter using the aforementioned steps.

Hotmail

If you're using Hotmail, you can ensure that your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Click Add.
  • When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click OK.

Alternatively, you can add the Overseas Opportunity Letter "From" address to your Contacts list:

  • Open your latest issue of the Overseas Opportunity Letter (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.

Outlook 2003

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

  • Open any Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter and add it to Personal Contacts in your Outlook Address Book.
  • Open any Overseas Opportunity Letter e-mail, then select Mark as Not Junk.

Earthlink

If you're using Earthlink, you can make sure your Overseas Opportunity Letter is delivered to your Inbox by adding our sending address to your Address Book. Here's how:

  • Open your latest Overseas Opportunity Letter 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.

MSN

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

  • Open your latest Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter 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.

Verizon

If you're using Verizon for e-mail, you can ensure that your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.

Gmail

If you're using Google's gmail for e-mail, you can ensure that Live and Invest Overseas e-Letter is delivered to your Inbox by either adding the sending address to your Contacts list or by marking any incorrectly filed e-mail as "Not Spam". Here's how:

  • Open the latest issue of the e-mail you want to whitelist.
  • Click the More Options link. It's on the title line of the e-mail, over on the right, next to the date. (If you see "Hide Options" instead, then you already have the extra options visible and can just skip this step.)
  • When the extra options are visible (just below the subject line), click the Add sender to contacts list link.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and that will add the address to your Contacts list automatically.

Even if the e-mail you send doesn't get through (for whatever reason), the act of sending it does the job of putting the address into your Contacts list--and that's what counts.

If one of your Live and Invest Overseas e-Letters has been filtered into the Spam folder, you can prevent that ever happening again:

  • Click on the Spam link to open your Spam folder.
  • Click on the wrongly filtered e-mail to open it.
  • Click the Not Spam button at the top of the e-mail (right next to "Delete Forever").

Thank you for whitelisting us.

SpamCop

If you're using SpamCop to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter in the first empty slot.
  • Click Submit.

SpamAssassin

If you're using Spam Assassin to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Save the file and close it.

Spamkiller

If you're using McAfee's Spamkiller to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter and click the OK button.

Mailblocks

If you're using Mailblocks to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • 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.

Mail Shield

If you're using MailShield to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter and click the OK button.

MailWasher

If you're using MailWasher to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter, then click OK.
  • Click OK again.

CleanMyMailbox

If you're using CleanMyMailbox to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter to the list.
  • Click the Submit List button.

Oddpost

If you're using Oddpost to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 do:

  • Find any Overseas Opportunity Letter 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.

Spam Inspector

If you're using Spam Inspector to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Click the >> (add) button.
  • Click Close.

Spam Interceptor

If you're using Spam Interceptor to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Click Add.

Spam Sleuth

If you're using Spam Sleuth to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Click OK.

SpamButcher

If you're using Spam Butcher to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter and click OK.
  • Click OK.

Spameater

If you're using Spameater to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • For Address Type, select Full Email Address.
  • Click OK.

SpamNet

If you're using Cloudmark's SpamNet to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter and click the OK button.
  • Click OK again, then Yes, then OK one last time.

SpamPal

If you're using SpamPal to filter your incoming e-mail, you can exempt your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.
  • Click Add.

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 whitelist 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter or want to make sure you continue to receive your Overseas Opportunity Letter 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 the Overseas Opportunity Letter is e-mail that you asked for and value. Ask them if they can whitelist the Overseas Opportunity Letter. (Unfortunately, some e-mail systems don't allow whitelisting.) If they do whitelist, 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 Overseas Opportunity Letter.


Thank you for whitelisting the Overseas Opportunity Letter.

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