Email Whitelisting

Thank you for subscribing to Success For Your Songs. A lot of email and internet companies are using programs to block unwanted email, often called spam. Sometimes, however, these programs block email you actually want to get.

To Ensure You Are Receiving Your Success For Your Songs Emails, Please Do The Following:

Be sure to add the corresponding Success For Your Songs email addresses (in particular, to your email whitelist to ensure the best chance of receiving our content and updates.

A whitelist is a list of accepted items or persons in a set…. a list of email addresses or domain names from which an email blocking program will allow messages to be received.

Why is this important?

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, commonly known as “spam”, has become 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 begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.

Success For Your Songs applauds their intention to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block email that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s idea of what spam looks like. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the mean time, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your subscription’s content…

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your subscription’s content from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “whitelist”.

Whitelist us now, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every email system is different. Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones. If yours isn’t here, please contact your ISP’s customer service for their instructions (if you forward the answer to us, we might add it!)

If you’re using some sort of spam filtering or blocking software yourself (in addition to what your ISP provides), we’ve also listed instructions on how to exempt your subscription from some of the more popular of those programs.


1. In your inbox, locate an email from (e.g., your welcome mail for the free download you just received). It's likely to be in the "Promotions" tab of your inbox.
2. Drag this email to the “Primary” tab of your inbox.
3. You’ll see that our emails will go to your primary folder in the future!

Yahoo! Mail

When opening an email message, a “+” symbol should display next to From: and the sender’s name. Select this and an “Add to contacts” pop-up should appear. Select “Save”:

Mac Mail

Step 1. Select “Mail” from the top menu.
Step 2. Then select "Preferences"

Step 3. In the “Preferences” window, click the “Rules” icon.
Step 4. Click the “Add Rule” button.

Step 5. In the “Rules” window, type a name for your rule in the “Description” field.
Step 6. Use the following settings: “If any of the following conditions are met: From Contains.”
Step 7. Type the sender’s email address in the text field beside “Contains.”
Step 8. Select “Move Message” and “Inbox” from the drop-down menus. Click “OK” to save the rule.

Outlook 2003 & Later

Step 1. Right-click on the message in your inbox.
Step 2. Select “Junk Email” from the menu.
Step 3. Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”

These whitelisting instructions were copied with permission from