Spamlist Instructions

Stop Spam, receive emails

Because spam filters at various ISP's, domains, mail services, and even an individual's personal email filters can prevent you from receiving the email that you want, you should spamlist email coming from organisations you want to receive information from (such as ourselves) to increase your chances of receiving the newsletter you just subscribed to.

Instructions are below.

If you use an online service

to prevent spam please authorise:

admin@dot-communications.co.uk and @dot-communications.co.uk

and if you have subscribed to our newsletter(s) then please authorise the following IP relay addresses

  • 207.97.237.194/31
  • 207.97.240.168/29
  • 207.97.238.88/30
  • 207.97.238.93/30
  • 207.97.248.163
  • 69.20.10.80/29
  • 69.20.36.98 
  • 69.20.90.0/26
  • 69.20.41.72/27
  • 74.205.22.1/27
  • 72.26.195.64/27
  • 74.63.47.96/27
  • 94.229.173.65/27
  • 204.232.163.0/24

to send to you. Below are instructions for spamlisting email at several popular ISP's. If you don't see yours listed, note that they all work about the same, just snoop around in your email client or ISP provider's options and you can probably figure it out.

AOL Users:

You will need to add our From address to your AOL address book:

  1. Click the Mail menu and select Address Book.
  2. Wait for the "Address Book" window to open, then click the Add button.
  3. Wait for the "Address Card for New Contact" window to load.
  4. Once loaded, type admin@dot-communications.co.uk into the Other E-Mail field.
  5. Make our From address the Primary E-Mail address by checking the associated check box.
  6. Start again and type @dot-communications.co.uk into the Other E-Mail field.
  7. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Yahoo Users

You will need to set up a filter to redirect our email into your inbox:

  1. Open your mailbox and click on Mail Options (upper right-hand corner).
  2. Select Filters (bottom left-hand corner).
  3. Click the Add link on the Filters page.
  4. Update the "From header:" rule with the following two bits of information: "contains" and admin@dot-communications.co.uk. This essentially allows the mail server to identify our email communication based on the email's From address.
  5. Again click the Add link on the Filters page and add @dot-communications.co.uk.
  6. Click the Choose Folder pull down menu and select inbox.
  7. Select the Add Filter button.
  8. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Gmail Users

You will need to add our From address to your Gmail Contacts List:

  1. Click Contacts along the left side of any Gmail page.
  2. Click Add Contact.
  3. Enter our From address, admin@dot-communications.co.uk into the primary email address dialog box.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Again click Add Contact and enter @dot-communications.co.uk.
  6. Click Spam along the left side of any Gmail page.
  7. Check mark the box next to our email address.
  8. Click Not Spam button along the top.
  9. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Hotmail Users

You will need to add our From address to your Hotmail Safe List:

  1. Open your mailbox and click Options (upper right-hand corner).
  2. Click the Junk E-Mail Protection link (top of the page).
  3. Select the Safe List link (second from bottom).
  4. Enter admin@dot-communications.co.uk and @dot-communications.co.uk into the "Type an address or domain" dialog box.
  5. Click the "Add" button next to the dialog box.
  6. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Mozilla Thunderbird Users

You will need to add our From address to your Thunderbird Address Book and configure your Junk Mail Controls to spamlist your address book:

Step I: Add our From address into your Personal Address Book...

  1. Click the Address Book button.
  2. Ensure Personal Address Book is highlighted.
  3. Click the New Card button. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address & Other.
  4. Under the Contact tab, enter admin@dot-communications.co.uk into the Email dialog box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Repeat with @dot-communications.co.uk.

Step II: Spamlist your Personal Address Book...

  1. From the main drop down menu, select Tools -< Junk Mail Controls..."
  2. This will launch the Junk Mail Controls window that has two tabs: Settings and Adaptive Filter.
  3. Under the Settings tab, update the "White Lists" module by selecting Personal Address Book from the pull down menu and put a check mark in the box next to Do not mark messages as junk mail.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Outlook 2003

You will need to add our From address to your Safe Senders list:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail.
  3. On the Safe Senders tab, click Add.
  4. In the Add address, enter admin@dot-communications.co.uk.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Repeat with @dot-communications.co.uk.
  7. Don't forget to add our list of safe send IP's (shown above)

Netscape Mail Users

Netscape web-based email has no filters or spam protection. No adjustments available or necessary.

Other Users

If you use a web-based mail system or email application not listed above, the instructions for spamlisting our email address depends on the specific email program you are using. Most email services have their own methods, but the idea is the same. If you are using an email service provided by your own local ISP, they will have their own spamlisting procedures.

After getting a general idea of how spamlisting is done from the above instructions, you may well be able to figure it out on your own, but if not check your ISP's support pages, instruction manual or contact customer support.

In many cases, just adding admin@dot-communications.co.uk and @dot-communications.co.uk to your address book, safe list, spamlist or contact list may do the trick.

If our Newsletter is not being delivered to your inbox, check your spam folder, bulk folder or junk folder. If you find it there, you need to find a way to inform your mail service or mail application that it is not spam. With online email services, you can often select the newsletter and click a Not Spam or Not Junk button.

For more information about your personal email application, check the help section in the email program or Google for instructions. They're out there!

Email Software

Most email programs have a spamlisting feature and/or the ability to create a filter to authorise or disallow incoming e-mail based on various criteria. Filters are easy to create-although I can't possibly list each email program here (there are dozens and dozens).

Basically, you just create a filter that approves incoming e-mail from an address that CONTAINS "@dot-communications.co.uk" and it should be good. If you don't know how to create a filter, your email program's help file should have the instructions, or you could Google for a tutorial. You may also be able to figure it out by snooping around the menus, it isn't that hard with most email programs.

Just add admin@dot-communications.co.uk, @dot-communications.co.uk and our list of safe send IP's (shown above)


From those Friendly People at DOT-COMmunICaTions