How to White List Senders in Mail App on iPhone

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The iPhone Mail app allows you to flag certain senders as “safe senders.” This is also called white listing. When you white list a sender, you're telling the Mail app that emails from this sender are safe, so their emails will appear in your inbox instead of your junk mail. We'll walk you through how to stop emails going to junk by marking them as safe in the Mail app.


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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Don’t miss important emails from trusted senders.
  • Get offers and updates from your favorite vendors to your inbox instead of your junk folder, without having to let in spam emails.

How to Mark Emails Not Junk on iPhone

Can't find emails from trusted senders? Mark emails "not junk" to allow them into your inbox instead of losing them in the Spam folder. We'll show you how. For more handy iPhone tips and tricks, subscribe to the Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to white list a sender in Mail on iPhone:

  1. Open the Mail app.

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  2. Tap Mailboxes in the top-left corner.

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  3. Tap on Junk.

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  4. Tap to open the email you want to mark as not junk.

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  5. Tap the Folders icon in the bottom menu.

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  6. Tap Inbox

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Now this and future emails from this sender will appear in your inbox and stop going to your junk folder. While you're exploring the Mail app, you may also enjoy learning how to add custom inboxes so that you can sort and filter your emails automatically!

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Emma Chase

Emma Chase is a freelance writer for iPhone Life. She has her Bachelors degree in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa. Emma has worked in many sectors in her professional career, including the higher education, finance, and nonprofit. Emma lives in small-town Iowa with her husband and two children. When she’s not geeking out over the newest Apple product or wrangling her kids, Emma enjoys a good book, crocheting, and trying new foods.