How to Whitelist Email Addresses in Gmail: 5 Easy Steps

Google does a fairly good job of sorting “real” email from spam, but it can sometimes get overzealous.

Here’s how to fix it, easily.

Step 1:

Log in to Gmail and Go to Your Settings

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.


Step 2. Select Filters and Blocked Addresses

Step 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.


Step 4. Add the Email Address You Want to Whitelist

Once you select the “Create new filter” button, you will 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.”


Step 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!

That’s it!

You should see the email address listed under settings (you will be taken back to this  automatically)

You can also use the same steps to whitelist multiple emails OR block emails.