In my introductory email sent a few weeks ago I mentioned that to ensure my newsletters didn’t end up in your spam or junk folder you could add my email address to your safe senders list. The simplest way to do this is to add me to your contacts list.
I’ve outlined below the steps for 3 of the most commonly used email applications.
Gmail is Google’s free web-based email service. If you receive an email from someone you’d like to add to your contacts list, hover over their name in the Inbox list and a small window should appear, then choose the option to ‘Add to Contacts’. The details will automatically be added.
Alternatively, to add a contact manually:
Open your Contacts list by clicking Gmail in the top-left corner of your Gmail page then choose ‘Contacts’.
You can now enter your contact’s information in the appropriate fields.
Outlook is Microsoft’s free web-based email serivce and like Gmail can link in to several other services. It started life as Hotmail, and is also known as Live.com. The latest name Outlook is often mistaken (understandably) for the email program also called Outlook that can be purchased independantly or as part of the Microsoft Office suite.
Replying to someone who isn’t already on your contact list will prompt a pop-up message with the option to add it, but you can also add contacts manually:
If you want to add more than one email address, phone number, etc. click the icon in that section.
When you’ve finished click ‘Save’.
Right click on the name of any sender that you want to add and select ‘Add to Outlook Contacts’ or in the Navigation Pane, on the right hand side at the bottom, select ‘Contacts’.
Either click ‘New’ in the top menu bar, which will open a new window where you can add the new details or in the Contacts list at the top select the box that says ‘Click here to add a new contact’.
I’ve tested the above instructions myself and currently they are correct, but if you find something that doesn’t quite work or a step has changed let me know and I’ll update the information. If you’d like assistance with any other email program drop me a line by email or via my Contact page and I’ll do my best to help.