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* Email Techniques: Coping with Email Spam
Posted Apr 05, 2004 - 11:56 AM
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E-mail Marketing Are you dead sure about receiving of all the important emails that is sent to you?  The chances are that you are among the 42% of the people who are not receiving the genuine emails and newsletters that you requested for.
Six Easy White-Listing Ways...Stop Losing Important Emails!
(c) Copyright S. Kumar 2004

Are you dead sure about receiving of all the important emails that is sent to you?

"The chances are that you are among the 42% of the
people who ARE NOT receiving the genuine emails and
newsletters that you requested for".

Why this is so?

Increasingly, ISPs are using filtering systems to try and
keep S/p/a/m out of customers' inboxes. Being automated,
these filters are not perfect. Many authentic emails get
caught in these filters.

Sometimes, they accidentally filter that "All-Important-Email"
you were waiting for. And you have no way to know which
of your emails is filtered. The end result is, you end up losing
critical info that may prove to be vital to your business.

Is there a way to solve the problem?

Fortunately for all of us, there exist simple solutions. But the
action has to come from you to make sure that these critical
communications reaches your mailbox - Unblocked.

Six of the most common and easy solutions are given below.
It's simple to implement.

______________________
#1. *The HOTMAIL User*: You can 'Safe List' an email ID
in hotmail. Here's how:

1. Choose the 'Options' tab from the top
2. Select 'Safe List' ( Given under the head -Mail Handling-)
3. Now type the email address that you want messages
to be received without filtering in the o­ne line form.
4. Now choose 'Add'

_________________
#2 *The AOL User*: Place an email ID in the 'Address Book'
in AOL. Here's how:

1. Go to Keyword Mail Controls
2. Select the screen name to which the newsletter is send
e.g. "HomeBiz Tip E-Mag"
3.Now choose 'Customize Mail Controls' For This Screen Name
4.For AOL v7.0, include in the section: "exclusion and inclusion
parameters", the domains from which email is send.
For e.g. @learnhomebusiness.com, @learnhomebusiness.net

For AOL v8.0, choose "Allow email from all AOL members,
email addre^sses and domains"

5. Choose 'Next'.
6. Choose "Save" displayed at the bottom.

Important Note o­n AOL 9.0 : AOL 9.0 has become more
complicated. The best way is to place an email ID to the
"Person I know" buddy list. All mail you receive from this email
ID will pass through the filters. So, make sure that when you
join for a newsletter, it is ADDED to your buddy list.

____________________
#3 *The YAHOO User*: Correct the 'Bulk' Folder in your
Yahoo. Here's how:

1. Newsletters gets mistakenly filtered to your Yahoo 'Bulk'
folder. Go to your 'Bulk' folder; locate the filtered newsletter
and choose, "this is not S^pam", next to the "From" field.

Also, to ensure that you do not miss o­n important emails to
your Yahoo Inbox, do these steps:

1. Open your Yahoo mailbox
2. Choose 'Mail Options' (Given at the right corner)
3. Choose 'Filters'
4. Choose 'Add ' button.
5. Now, in the top row - From header: Choose 'contains'.
6. Type the domain from which the newsletter is sent.
For e.g. learnhomebusiness.com
6. Finally, at the bottom -Move the message to: Choose Inbox.
7. Choose 'Add Filter' button.

____________________
#4. *For OTHER Users*: Meant for email programs like Outlook,
Outlook Express, Eudora and Netscape Mail. Here's how:

Inform your ISP or the person responsible for your email that
you want to receive all communications from a particular domain.

For e.g. a member of http://www.learnhomebusiness.com, asks
them to white-list the eZine "HomeBiz Tips-EMag' so that he
can continue to receive our Zero-cost products without a break.

__________________________
#5. *For Own Filter Software*: Many times the filter software
installed in the computer is the culprit. Here's how to prevent it.

Look for "Options" in the filter software that you have installed
in your computer. Then give permissions for all emails from
a particular email ID or domain.

_____________________________________________________
#6. *Two Additional Tips To Prevent Loosing Important Emails*:

Tip #1 : You may be currently receiving all your email messages
without a hitch. But, it's still advisable to white-list and prevent
future problems.

Tip #2 : No matter what the email system you are currently
using, add the email ID of your opt-in Newsletters' to the
'Address Book' of your particular email system.

Currently, white-listing is the o­nLY way to ensure that you
receive all your important emails. Do not ignore this important
aspect of email communication.

From a personal angle, the major chunk of what I learned so
far is from small, nifty newsletters that arrives in my mail box
with a welcome smile. I can never block these little capsules
of vital info.

If I do, I am blocking myself from the 'tit-bits' that adds to my
knowledge. Ultimately, Integrating these 'tit-bits' into my
website http://www.learnhomebusiness.com, keeps it live and
current - Everyday.

****************************************

Copyright 2004: S. Kumar,
http://www.learnhomebusiness.com

Author of eBook:"Become A Global Homebusiness Pro..."
Direct Download Here At Zero Cost-
http://www.learnhomebusiness.com/HomeBiz.htm

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