Add the VSL Newsletter to your Safe List or Personal Address Book

Now that you’ve signed up with VisitSierraLeone.org, you’ll be receiving our monthly VSL Newsletter. To ensure delivery of the VSL Newsletter, you will want to add the newsletter email address (newsletter@visitsierraleone.org) to your email browser’s safe list or address book. Never miss the latest news, jobs and offers again!

If you have not yet subscribed, click here to do so.

If you are not sure how to add an address to your email safe list, check with your email service provider. Refer to following instructions if you are using Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL, or Outlook 2003.

Hotmail

To ensure that the VSL newsletter is not sent to your Hotmail Junk E-Mail folder, you can add the newsletter email address or domain (A domain is the portion of the e-mail address that comes after @ — e.g. @visitsierraleone.org) to your Hotmail Safe List.

  1. Go to the Options page. (upper right of screen)
  2. On the left side of the page, click Mail, and then click Junk E-Mail Protection.
  3. Click on Safe List.
  4. Type an email address or domain (a domain is the part of an e-mail address that follows the @ sign) from which you always want to receive messages, and then click Add.
  5. Click OK.

AOL 7, 8

To ensure that you receive your newsletter, place an email ID in your AOL ‘Address Book’. Here’s how:

  • Go to Keyword Mail Controls
  • Select the screen name to which the newsletter is sent
  • Now choose ‘Customize Mail Controls’ For This Screen Name
  • For AOL 7.0, include in the section, “exclusion and inclusion parameters”, the domains from which VSL email is sent: visitsierraleone.org
  • For AOL 8.0, choose “Allow mail from AOL Members and addresses listed
  • Type: VisitSierraLeone.org
  • Click Add.
  • Choose “Ok” displayed at the bottom.

AOL 9.0

The best way to ensure that you will receive your VSL Newsletter email is to place an email ID in your “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.

Yahoo

Yahoo mail uses combination of bulk mail folders and filters. If you are not receiving your newsletter, check your “Bulk Mail,” locate the filtered VSL newsletter, and choose “this is not Spam,” next to the “From” field.

Or to create filter for your VSL newsletter:

In Yahoo mail, click the “Mail Options” link on the top-right navigation bar, and then choose “Filters” located on the left side of the page, under the Spam column.

To create a new filter, click the “Add Filter” link on the Filters page.

  • Choose the field you want to match in the incoming message. For example, select the one of the following headers: From, To/Cc, Subject, or Body to match.
  • Choose the criterion by which you want a match to be made. For example: contains, ends with.
  • Enter the text string to compare. For example: @VisitSierraLeone.org
  • Choose the destination folder to which you would like the message delivered.
  • If you have more than one filter, you’ll also see “up” and “down” arrrows to the right of the filter list. Use these buttons to select the placement of your new filter within your existing sequence of filters. Filter order is important because Filter 1 will be the first filter applied to an incoming message, Filter 2 will be the next, and so on until a match is made or all filters are passed. If no filters match an incoming message, it will be delivered to your inbox.

Be sure to click the “Add Filter” button to put your new filter into effect, after you’ve selected a folder in which to file the e-mail.

Online Help for Yahoo Mail:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/mail/manage/manage-06.html

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/index.html

GMAIL

If you’re using Google’s gmail for e-mail, you can ensure that newsletter is delivered to your Inbox by either adding the sending address to your Contacts list or by marking any incorrectly filed e-mail as “Not Spam”. Here’s how:

  1. Open the latest issue of the e-mail you want to whitelist.
  2. Click the More Options link. It’s on the title line of the e-mail, over on the right, next to the date. (If you see “Hide Options” instead, then you already have the extra options visible and can just skip this step.)
  3. When the extra options are visible (just below the subject line), click the Add sender to contacts list link.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to newsletter@visitsierraleone.org, and that will add the address to your Contacts list automatically.

Even if the e-mail you send doesn’t get through (for whatever reason), the act of sending it does the job of putting the address into your Contacts list–and that’s what counts.

If one of your VSL Newsletter has been filtered into the Spam folder, you can prevent that ever happening again:

  1. Click on the Spam link to open your Spam folder.
  2. Click on the wrongly filtered e-mail to open it.
  3. Click the Not Spam button at the top of the e-mail (right next to “Delete Forever”).
  4. Outlook 2003:

Setting Junk E-Mail Filters in Outlook 2003

In Outlook 2003, the Junk E-Mail Filter is turned on by default. The first time Outlook 2003 moves a message to the Junk E-mail folder, it will notify you with a dialog box.

To change junk e-mail settings in Outlook 2003:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, in the E-mail section, click Junk E-mail.
  3. Choose the level of junk e-mail message protection you want. Click OK.

To add a sender to your Safe Senders List, Safe Recipients Lists, or Blocked Senders List:

  1. Right-click on a message from the sender.
  2. Point to Junk E-mail, and click either Add Sender to Safe Senders List, Add Sender to Blocked Senders List, or Add Recipient to Safe Recipients Lists.

Outlook 2003 Online Help:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/junkmail.mspx

VisitSierraLeone E-Mail Addresses and Domain

The email domain address for the VSL newsletter is:

visitsierraleone.org
newsletter@visitsierraleone.org

Note when you add a “domain” such as VisitSierraLeone.org, you will be allowing all email sent from VisitSierraLeone.org to be delivered to your in-box.

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