Don’t let BCA go to SPAM

Whitelist Email Instructions

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Due to the growing problem of unsolicited and unwanted commercial emails, many web mail services (i.e. Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and email applications (i.e. Outlook 2003, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.) have taken extreme measures to automatically filter bulk emails.

Unfortunately, these filters end up blocking many legitimate emails in addition to spam. Our emails, invitations and reminders are not immune, and so these filters may incorrectly block our mailings, preventing it from ever reaching your inbox.

Ensure that you always receive the latest information from BCA.  Add the following domains to your email whitelist,

@BusinessClubsAmerica.com

@BCAPhiladelphia.com

@eventfarm.com

Below we’ve also provided simple steps to help ensure that our mailings actually reach you. Even if you are currently receiving our mailings, we still advise you to follow these recommendations as a way to prevent future problems.

Whitelist Instructions

A whitelist is a list of email addresses you want to receive email from. By adding an address to your whitelist, you are telling the email system not to filter email from that address. Follow the instructions below to add us to your whitelist, to ensure that you receive our emails.

AOL (version 9.0 or higher)

  1. Copy the “from”address from the latest email (or you can copy the addresses listed above).
  2. In the pop-up box, select Add.
  3. Paste the copied address/type the address required in the Other email field.
  4. Make the newly added address the “Primary email address”by checking the checkbox.
  5. Select Save.

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AOL 8.0

  1. Select Mail in the Menu on the top of the screen.
  2. Select Mail Controls.
  3. The Mail Control Screen would be displayed. Select Next.
  4. Select Customize Mail Controls for this Screen Name and click Next.
  5. You can select “Allow email from all AOL members, email addresses and domains” (allows all emails).
  6. Select Next until the Save button shows up at the bottom.
  7. Select Save.

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AOL 7.0

  1. Select Mail in the Menu on the top of the screen.
  2. Select Mail Controls.
  3. The Mail Control Screen would be displayed. Select Next.
  4. Select Customize Mail Controls for this Screen Name and click Next.
  5. In the exclusion and inclusion parameters, include the domain xxxxx.com (replace the xxxxxwith the domain name).

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Gmail

To ensure that you receive emails in your inbox, you can add the email address to your contact list. If one of our mails has been moved to the spam folder, you can mark it “Not Spam” to whitelist it.

  1. Select Contacts from the options on the left side of the Gmail dropbox.
  2. Select Add Contact on the top menu.
  3. Enter the email address in the primary email box.
  4. Select Add.

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Hotmail

  1. Open your Hotmail mailbox.
  2. Select Options from the top right (next to the question mark).
  3. Select More Options > Safe and Blocked Senders (under Preventing junk email) > Safe Mailing Lists.
  4. In the space provided, enter the address. You can either enter a specific email address or use*xxxxx.com or @xxxxx.com to whitelist the domain (replace the xxxxx with the domain name).
  5. Select Add to List.
  6. Ensure the safe mailing lists box has the address you entered, and select OK.

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McAfee SpamKiller

  1. Click Friends.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter your contact’s domain.
  4. Click OK.

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MSN

  1. Select Settings: Email | Junk e-mail (bottom left, just above Calendar).
  2. From the E-mail settings screen, select Junk E-mail Guard.
  3. Select Safe List.
  4. Enter the email address. You can either enter a specific email address or use *xxxxx.com or@xxxxx.com to whitelist the domain (replace the xxxxx with the domain name).
  5. Select Add.

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Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Check if your contact’s email is in your Junk folder, right-click on the email and choose “Mark As Not Junk”.
  2. Click Address Book.
  3. Make sure that the Personal Address Book is highlighted.
  4. Click New Card, the New Card window will display.
  5. Under the Contact tab, copy your contact’s “From” address and paste it into the Email dialog box.
  6. Click OK.

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Outlook (for 2003 and 2007)

Without an example email address in your inbox:

  1. Select Actions from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select Junk E-mail.
  3. Select Junk E-mail Options…
  4. Click the Safe Sender tab.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Type in the email address you wish to add to your safe sender list.
  7. Click OK.

With an example email in your inbox:

  1. Open the email.
  2. In the Toolbar options at the top, click the Safe Lists drop-down.
    Note: This is located in the “Junk Email” section
  3. Select Add Sender to Address Book.
  4. Click OK.

To white list an entire domain:

  1. Open the email.
  2. In the Toolbar options at the top, click the Safe Lists drop-down.
    Note: This is located in the “Junk Email”section
  3. Select Add Sender’s Domain (@example.com) to Safe Senders List.
  4. Click OK.

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Outlook (for 2010)

  1. In Outlook, go to the Home tab.
  2. Click the Junk button.
  3. Choose Junk E-Mail Options from the drop-down list.
  4. Go to the Safe Senders tab.
  5. Type in either the email address or the domain name you wish to add.
  6. Click OK.

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Norton AntiSpam

AntiSpam works along with Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape and Yahoo, MSN/Hotmail to block spam mails before it reaches your inbox. To make sure emails reach you, you can add us to your Personal Friends list or Global Friends list. Here is how you can do that:

  1. Start Norton AntiSpam, select Status & Settings tab.
  2. Select AntiSpam.
  3. Select Configure button – right hand side bottom of the screen.
  4. Select Allowed List tab – second tab on the list of tabs.
  5. Select Add.
  6. Enter email address in the Email address box.
  7. Select OK.

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Yahoo!

  1. Open your Yahoo mailbox.
  2. Select Options on the top left hand side > Mail Options > Filters > Add Filter.
  3. Select Filters.
  4. Click Add Filter.
  5. In the top row, labeled From Header, select Contains from the pull down menu. Enter the address in the text box next to the pull down menu. You can either give a specific email address or use @xxxxx.com or *xxxxx.com to whitelist the domain (replace the xxxxx with the domain name).
  6. Move down to the bottom where there is the option Move the message to. Select Inbox from the drop-down menu.
  7. Select the Add Filter button once again.

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Netscape Mail

Netscape Mail Web-Based Email has no filters and spam protection. Therefore, it should not be mistakenly filtered.

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Others

If you use a Web mail system or email application not listed above, the instructions for whitelisting my address will depend on the specific email program you are using. If you access the help files, instruction manual or customer support, there should be instructions on how to do this.

In most cases, jut by adding my From address to your address book, safe list, white list or contact list will be sufficient.

If my emails are not getting to your inbox, we suggest checking your spam folder, bulk folder or junk folder. If you find my email, you will need to find a way to inform your mail application that it is not spam. Most likely the course of action is to select my email and click on the Not Spam or Not Junk button, if available. For more information about your mail application, please visit the help section that is associated with your mail application.

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