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Old 1 Dec 2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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suggestion: "Special" whitelist group in address book

Hi,

It would be useful to me to be able to add email addresses to a whitelist group such that they help with the whole spam thing, but addresses in this group do not show up as an available address when I want to send an email.

...it's would be a nice way to tuck-away addresses that you don't want to email, but you do want to receive from (maybe bank alert addresses or email list addresses etc).

What do others think?

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James.
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Old 1 Dec 2016, 10:08 PM   #2
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Hi James,

this is quite similar to what I asked for back in July 2015:
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/show...4&postcount=51

That time, Rob held out the prospect of a very nice solution for that. Let's hope they didn't forget about this…

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Old 1 Dec 2016, 10:10 PM   #3
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Hi MIsc - sorry, I missed your post when searching whether this topic already existed (before opening this thread).
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Old 2 Dec 2016, 08:31 AM   #4
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What do others think?
......Ditto.......
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 05:58 AM   #5
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100% support this idea.

I have dozens (maybe hundreds) of email addresses that I whitelist via the normal address book. Definitely would be helpful to have this separated out in some way.

But in the absence of this I have for a long time now simply been adding a string of zzzzs in the nickname which I find useful to distinguish between normal email addresses and admin type email addresses.

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Old 8 Dec 2016, 11:30 PM   #6
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No doubt that it would be a nice little feature, but it's not like you currently need multiple entries in your address book to do your whilelisting...do you? Can't you just have a single "Whitelist" entry with a whole bunch of email addresses in it?

In theory, this is what I do, but in practice I do so little whitelisting that I'm not sure I've really tested it well to see if it works the way I think it does.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 11:37 PM   #7
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No doubt that it would be a nice little feature, but it's not like you currently need multiple entries in your address book to do your whilelisting...do you? Can't you just have a single "Whitelist" entry with a whole bunch of email addresses in it?

In theory, this is what I do, but in practice I do so little whitelisting that I'm not sure I've really tested it well to see if it works the way I think it does.
...it's really only about not having those email addresses pop up when you are trying to send an email.
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Old 23 Sep 2019, 06:27 PM   #8
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No doubt that it would be a nice little feature, but it's not like you currently need multiple entries in your address book to do your whilelisting...do you? Can't you just have a single "Whitelist" entry with a whole bunch of email addresses in it?

In theory, this is what I do, but in practice I do so little whitelisting that I'm not sure I've really tested it well to see if it works the way I think it does.
If you put a bunch of addresses under a contact called "whitetlist", they show as being from "whitelist" which isn't great.

...this happened to me this morning which prompted me to to lookup this thread and bump it.

[edit: typo - promoted -> prompted]

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