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Lots of e-mail providers are now using programs to block unwanted e-mail, often called spam.
Sometimes, however, these programs get it WRONG and block e-mail you really want to get.
To Ensure You Are Receiving Your Emails From The Girls Mean Business, Please Do The Following:
Add our email addresses to your email white list to give them the best chance of arriving safely in your inbox (so you can read them and use them to grow your business, YAY!)
Whitelisting is like knowing the bouncer at a nightclub, you know “if you’re not on the list, you’re not coming in?”. A whitelist is a list of email addresses or internet domains that your spam filters will let in. Not that I ever go to nightclubs, at least not since about 1989, but you get the idea.
Why is this important? Spam is rife, you’re probably sick of it yourself and it hasn’t got any better since GDPR was enforced in Europe. Email spam filters are often set WAY too high and barely let anything through apart from the occasional invoice and a dodgy pitch about Acai berries every now and then.
What it DOES mean though, is that the emails you really want to see can often end up stuck in the spam filter along with all sorts of nasties. Just imagine their little faces, being stuck in that horrible place, when they don’t deserve to be there. It’s our job to FREE them! And you can do that by adding our emails to your whitelist or, if you’re on Gmail or a similar type of system, removing them from the promotions folder and putting them back where they belong.
Baby The Girls Mean Business emails in the corner…
White-list us now, before your delivery is interrupted and our emails are stuck in spam jail with the BAD emails… *Shudder*
Of course, every e-mail system is different. You probably want to Google ‘whitelisting’ for your particular email service (have a strong cuppa at the ready) and don’t be put off. It’s easy once you get past the fact it feels ‘techie’. Just follow their instructions and you’ll be right as rain.
Here are the instructions for Gmail, one of the biggest email providers – it’s easy-peasy to fix.
1. In your inbox, locate an email from firstname.lastname@example.org (a good one would be the welcome email you just received or the email about the free download or product you bought from us).
2. Drag this email to the “primary” tab of your email inbox. If you listen closely, you might hear it give a little sigh of happiness and relief as you drag it to its happy place.
3. Our happy little emails will go straight into your primary folder in the future!