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 provided by gympalmdesert.com palm desert fitness: AOL, Yahoo and Gmail. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service department for their instructions.

One Thing Anyone Can Do

No matter what email system you’re using, add the address in the “From” line of your Practical Health Today subscription to your address book. This address is info@em.practicalhealthtoday.com.

AOL

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Practical Health Today, please 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 Practical Health Today.
  • Right-click our email address (info@em.practicalhealthtoday.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 Practical Health Today emails with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.

Yahoo

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Practical Health Today, please 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 Practical Health Today.
  • 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 Practical Health Today emails with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.

Gmail

To ensure that you continue to get your emails from Practical Health Today, please 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 Practical Health Today.
  • Click on the down arrow next to the reply arrow.
  • Click on Add Practical Health Today to Contacts list

You’re all done! You will now receive your Practical Health Today emails with no disruption. Thank you for whitelisting us.

Don’t See Your Email Provider Listed?

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 info@em.practicalhealthtoday.com.
  • Domain: If your ISP needs to know the domain Practical Health Today 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 the publisher 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.