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Add safe senders to your Hotmail account

Don't you hate when legitimate emails go to the Hotmail Junk mail folder? Well, these emails don't have to be marked as spam any longer: Windows Live Hotmail offers two ways in which you can ensure that these messages are always delivered to your inbox: either add that sender to your Hotmail contacts, or add him / her to your safe senders list. As this tutorial explains, you can add individual email addresses to your safe senders list, or add entire domains to ensure that messages coming from people emailing you from a certain domain are always marked as safe (the domain is the part of an email address that follows the "@" symbol). 

Tip: email senders already added to your Hotmail contacts doesn't need to be on your safe senders list; that person's emails will automatically bypass the junk mail folder and go straight to your Hotmail inbox.

How to add email senders to your Safe Senders list

Follow these steps to add someone as a safe sender in Windows Live Hotmail:

Add several people at the same time to your Hotmail safe senders list

If you are in contact with several persons working for the same company (who all have the same domain at the end of their email addresses), you can add all of them at once by marking the domain as safe.

Mark a domain safe and add it to your Hotmail safe senders list Example: if you work with a team at Microsoft, you can add as safe sender anyone whose email address ends in "@microsoft.com". To do this (and add their domain as safe), just type "@microsoft.com" inside the same text field, and click on "Add to list". From this point on, Hotmail will automatically allow any email message sent from senders with that domain in their email address.

And this is all it takes to add safe domains and safe senders to your Windows Live Hotmail account! You can at any point add new senders to your list, or manually remove any of them, as will be explained in a later tutorial.

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Tutorial last updated on February 19, 2012
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