Do you know about whitelisting an email in Microsoft Outlook? This tutorial will explain how to Whitelist an Email in Microsoft Outlook Online application.
In today’s world communication is the main key in our day to day’s life whether it is personal or professional. With the increase in spam and junk emails sometimes emails we are unable to receive genuine emails in Outlook Online. This is why whitelist comes into the picture to save emails in Outlook Online.
In this Microsoft Outlook tutorial, we will guide you on how to whitelist an email in Outlook, so that you can make sure important emails from trusted senders always occupy your inbox.
What is Whitelist Email in Outlook Online
Before we see how to whitelist email, we will see exactly what this technical word means. A whitelist is an approved or safe address for spam to allow delivery. If the particular email address is in the whitelist then the mail be received in our inbox for sure. Simply to make the email safe, we are using the whitelist option in the Microsoft Outlook Online application.
Whitelist an Email in the Outlook Online Web Application
Below are the simple and standard steps to whitelist an email in the Outlook online Web application.
Step-1: Open Microsoft Outlook from a browser such as Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer.
Step-2: Click the gear icon or settings icon at the top of the Microsoft Outlook Web application.
Step-3: Click Mail and Junk email to whitelist the email in the Outlook Online Web application.
Step-4: Click Safe senders and domains then click + Add to add the email address and click Save to whitelist the Email address in Outlook Online.
Once it is saved, the particular email will be whitelisted and it will be in inbox safely.
Whitelist an Email in the Outlook Online Desktop Application
Similar to a Web application, here we will see how to Whitelist an Email in the Outlook Online desktop application.
Step-1: Open the Microsoft Outlook in desktop application to whitelist an Email in Outlook online.
Step-2: Click the three dots or ellipsis at the top of the page to see the Junk option. Click on that then click Junk E-mail Options...
Step-3: Click Safe Senders then click Add and type the email address you want to whitelist in Outlook Online. Finally, click OK twice for the confirmation.
After we click OK the particular email will be whitelisted in Microsoft Outlook Online application.
Points to Follow in Whitelist Email in Outlook
- Check the email address before whitelisting the particular Email or domain in Outlook Online.
- Whitelisting an email address or domain in Outlook online does not give assurance that every email we receive from that sender will be valid. We have to cross-check while opening the attachment if the sender is unknown.
- If we are not sure about whether an email is genuine or not, we can keep our mouse over any links or buttons in the email to see the URL, it will direct us. This can help us to decide whether the link is safe or not.
Importance of Whitelisting an Email in Outlook Online
If we are working more with email communication, then it is mandatory to know about whitelisting emails in Outlook Online. Because it prevents important emails to lost or moved into the junk folder. We can always trust the email which is whitelisted.
This is mainly important in professional emails from colleagues, and clients as missing an important email might cause much trouble in the internal team.
Moreover, whitelisting can reduce the chances of occupying more scam or spam messages in your inbox. By whitelisting we never miss an important message from an important person.
I trust this tutorial helped in saving your email in the Microsoft Outlook Online application. Follow these simple and easy steps to safeguard your email in Outlook Online so that important emails will never be missed.
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