Email Whitelisting

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Many e-mail and Internet companies are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam. Sometimes, these programs may block e-mail you want to receive.

To ensure you are receiving all your The Starting Idea e-mails, add the corresponding The Starting Idea email address ( to your email whitelist.

A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received.

Whitelist us now, before your delivery is interrupted.

Of course, every e-mail 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 folks for their instructions. 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 e-mail from (ex. your welcome e-mail with an e-book you requested).
  2. Drag this email to the “Primary” tab of your inbox.
  3. You’ll notice that our e-mails will go to your primary folder in the future!

Yahoo! Mail

  1. Open an e-mail from, a “+” symbol should display next to From: sender’s name.
  2. Select the “+” symbol and an “Add to contacts” pop-up will appear.
  3. Select “Save”.

Outlook 2003 & Later

  1. Right-click on an e-mail from in your inbox.
  2. Select “Junk E-mail” from the menu.
  3. Click “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”