By default, Thunderbird will not mark messages as junk if the sender is listed in your Address Book. You can check your settings at: TOOLS > JUNK MAIL CONTROLS.
To add us to your address book, create a NEW ADDRESS BOOK CARD under FILE>NEW
Yahoo Mail (Old Version)
Yahoo users should create a filter to direct all messages from the sender to their inbox.
To do this:
Click on the OPTIONS link on the right side of the page.
Click the FILTERS link that appears to the right.
Click the ADD link.
To the right of the FROM CONTAINS line, ENTER OUR EMAIL ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org) and click ADD FILTER.
Yahoo Mail (New Version)
Users of the new Yahoo Mail should also create a filter.
Yahoo currently directs you to the old Yahoo Mail interface to set up the filter (see above for directions), but in the future should integrate the ADD FILTER page directly into the new interface.
Hotmail uses a "SAFE LIST" that you will need to add us to:
Click the OPTIONS link on the right side of the interface.
Choose MAIL from the left side of the Options page.
Click JUNK E-MAIL PROTECTION.
Click SAFE LIST
TYPE OUR EMAIL ADRESS (email@example.com) into the box and click ADD.
Windows Live Hotmail
Not surprisingly, Windows Live Hotmail works similarly to the old Hotmail:
Click the OPTIONS link at the right and choose MORE OPTIONS from the drop-down.
Choose ALLOWED AND BLOCKED SENDERS.
TYPE OUR EMAIL ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org) into the ALLOWED BOX and click ADD
Gmail will automatically deliver mail from your Contacts list to your inbox.
To add a contact:
Click the CONTACTS link at the left.
Near the top of the page, click CREATE CONTACT.
ENTER OUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS (email@example.com) and click SAVE.
AOL has a "CUSTOM SENDER LIST" that users can specify.
However, to use the Custom Sender List, users must choose to accept mail ONLY from their custom senders, or to reject mail ONLY from their custom senders.
So, you need to make sure you are set to RECEIVE MAIL FROM ALL SENDERS:
Click the SETTINGS link at the top of the page.
Choose SPAM CONTROLS from the options at left.
Under Additional Spam Filters click CONTROL FROM WHOM I GET EMAL.
A popup appears - choose the first option (ALLOW MAIL FROM ALL SENDERS).
CLICK THE GREEN "SAVE" button.
If you are already using a Custom Sender list to define who can mail you, you'll want to make sure you put us on it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)