FAQs > Making Sure You Receive Your Sovereign Investor E-mails

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising e-mail, commonly known as “spam”, has become a big problem. It’s reached such proportions that most e-mail services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put some sort of blocking or filtering system in place or begun relying on self-proclaimed blacklists to tell the good guys from the bad.

We at the The Sovereign Society applaud their intention to protect you from spam, but everyone agrees that the current systems for stopping spam are far from a perfect solution. They often block e-mail that you’ve requested, but that fits somebody’s idea of what spam looks like. The more responsible anti-spam activists are working hard to cut down on these “false positives”, but in the mean time, you might unexpectedly find you’re not getting your Sovereign Investor e-mail…

As it happens, there’s something you can do to keep your Sovereign Investor e-mail from falling into the false positive trap. You can fight the blacklists with a “white-list”. White-list 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 representatives for their instructions. (Forward the answer to us, and we might add it here!)

One vital thing you can do that helps no matter what e-mail system you’re using is this: add the address in the “From” line of your most recent Sovereign Investor e-mail to your address book.

To find instructions for your e-mail provider or software click on the appropriate option below:

  • Yahoo
  • Gmail
  • Hotmail
  • AOL
  • Outlook Outlook Express Eudora Netscape Mail Others

Yahoo! 
To ensure that your Sovereign Investor e-mail is delivered to your Yahoo Inbox (not the Bulk Mail folder), you can instruct Yahoo to filter it to your Inbox. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Yahoo mailbox.
  2. Click Mail Options.
  3. Click Filters.
  4. Next, click Add Filter.
  5. In the top row, labeled From header:, make sure contains is selected in the pull-down menu.
  6. Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Sovereign Investor.
  7. At the bottom, where it says Move the message to:, select Inbox from the pull-down menu.
  8. Click the Add Filter button again.


Gmail
If you’re using Google’s gmail for e-mail, you can ensure that valued e-mail 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
  3. Options” instead, then you already have the extra options visible and can just skip this step.)
  4. 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 the “From” address, and that will add the address to your Contacts list automatically.

  1. Open the latest issue of the e-mail you want to whitelist.
  2. Click the “Reply” link (it’s at the bottom of the e-mail, on the left).
  3. A new e-mail window opens with the address pre-filled in the “Send To” box.
  4. Click “Send Now” (it’s in the top right corner).

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 valued e-mails has been filtered into the Spam folder, you can prevent that ever happening again for that particular “From” address.

  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”).

Hotmail
If you are using Hotmail, you can ensure that your Sovereign Investor e-mail is delivered to your Inbox by adding our “From” address to your Safe List. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Options tab.
  2. Select Safe List. (It’s under the heading Mail Handling.)
  3. In the space provided, enter the address in the “From” line of your most recent Sovereign Investor.
  4. Click Add.
  5. When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click OK.

AOL
If you’re using AOL version 9.0, you can ensure that valued e-mail is delivered to your Inbox by adding the sending address to your “People I Know” list.

  1. Open the latest issue of email you want to white-list.
  2. Click the “Add Address” button (on the right) to add the sender to your “People I Know” list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to the “From” address, and that will add the address to your “People I Know” list automatically.

  1. Open the latest issue of the e-mail you want to whitelist.
  2. Copy the address in the “From” line.
  3. Click the “Reply” button (it’s in the top right corner).
  4. A new email window opens with an address pre-filled in the “Send To” box.
  5. Replace the address in the “Send To” box with the one you copied out of the “From” line
  6. Click “Send Now” (it’s in the top right corner).

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 “People I Know” list–and that’s what counts.

If you’re using an earlier version of AOL, you’ll need to set your Mail Controls instead. Here’s how:

  1. Click on Mail Controls.
  2. Select the screen name the valued e-mail is coming to.
  3. Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name

For AOL version 8.0: Select “Allow email from all AOL members, email addresses and domains”.

  1. Click Next until the Save button shows up at the bottom.
  2. Click Save.

For AOL version 7.0: In the section for “exclusion and inclusion parameters”, *include* the domain of the “From” address (the part after the “@” (the at sign).

Others
Many popular e-mail programs, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, and Netscape Mail, don’t provide a convenient way for you to white-list the folks you want to receive e-mail from. If you’re using this sort of e-mail system and you either aren’t getting your Sovereign Society Offshore A-Letter or want to make sure you continue to receive your Sovereign Investor e-mail in the future, you can do something about it.

Contact the customer service representatives or the Postmaster at the company that provides your e-mail or Internet connection (your ISP). Explain to them that the Sovereign Investor e-mail is an e-mail that you asked for and value. Ask them if they can white-list the Sovereign Investor e-mail. They’ll probably ask you for some information about us. Here’s what to tell them:

  1. Sending Address:If they ask for our address, give them the address in the “From” line of your most recent Sovereign Investor e-mail.
  2. Domain:If they need to know the domain we’re mailing from, tell them both of these: @youreletters.com @agoravip.com
  3. IP Address: If they ask for our sending IP address, tell them all three of these: 65.202.132.50,  65.202.132.8,  65.202.132.55

Thank you for white-listing the Sovereign Investor e-mail.