How to Whitelist in Gmail

1. Log in to Gmail and Go to Your Settings

First things first. Log in to your Gmail account.

Navigate to the left-hand corner and click on the gear icon. You will then see a drop-down list. Select the “See all settings” button.

gmail see all settings

2. Select Filters and Blocked Addresses

This tab is in the top row underneath the settings and is the fifth option from the left.

gmail filters and blocked addresses

3. Create a New Filter

You’re halfway there!

Scroll down and select the “Create a new filter” button. This will be in the center of the page.

gmail create a new filter

4. Add the Domain You Want to Whitelist

Once you select the “Create new filter” button, you should see a pop-up that looks like an email format. Type the email address you wish to whitelist in the “From” line. Once you complete this step, select “Create filter”.

5. Complete Whitelist

Check the “Never send it to Spam” box. This is the seventh option from the top. Once this is selected, press the “Create filter” button. And just like that, the email address has been whitelisted!

gmail - never send it to spam

6. Confirm the Email Was Whitelisted

Double-checking your work never hurts. Take a quick look in your settings to verify your desired email address has been whitelisted correctly.

After you select the “Create filter” button you will be led back to the settings page. Look under “Themes” and see what filters are applied to your email.

check gmail filter settings

You should see the email you whitelisted with the message “Never send it to Spam” below it.


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