How to add a contact to your safe senders list in Hotmail

What is a Safe Senders List in Hotmail?

A safe senders list (a whitelist) is a list of email addresses from which you want to receive without being filtered. By default, emails that you add to this list are considered safe and will not be arranged in your junk email folder.

How to add an email address to your Safe Sender List in Hotmail and Outlook?

In the old Outlook

Step 1: Log into your Hotmail (Outlook) account.

Step 2: Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and select Options.

How to add an email address to the safe sender list Hotmail Outlook

Step 3: In the Mail section, click Safe senders.

Hotmail Outlook safe sender list

Step 4: Enter an email address and click the plus icon.

Step 5: Click Save.

Add an email address to Outlook safe sender list

In the Outlook.com beta

Step 1: Log into your Hotmail (now Outlook) account.

Step 2: Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner. A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and select View full settings.

Safe senders list Outlook

Step 4: In the Mail section, click Junk email.

Outlook safe senders

Step 5: Scroll down to the Safe senders section, enter a sender's email address or domain you want to receive emails from and click Add.

Step 6: Click Save to save your changes.

Hotmail tips

How to remove an email address from your Safe Sender List in Hotmail and Outlook?

Step 1: Log into your Hotmail (Outlook) account.

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top right and select Options from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: In the Mail section, select Safe senders.

If you use the Outlook.com beta, just follow step 1 to 4 above then find the Safe senders section.

Step 4: Click on the email address that you want to remove from the list and click the trash icon.

Remove an email address from safe sender list in Outlook, Hotmail

Step 5: Click Save.

 

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