How to whitelist email addresses in Gmail

How to whitelist email addresses in Gmail

Whitelisting an email address in Gmail is a very simple task. However, it can be quite difficult if you don’t know how to start.

Here’s How to whitelist email addresses in Gmail quickly and easily.

Why Whitelist an Email Address?

First, you should know which email addresses you are trying to whitelist and why. This is because Gmail automatically sends untrusted emails to your spam folder, but sometimes it can be overzealous.

If you’re concerned about this happening, you can create a whitelist to ensure that emails from specific addresses always arrive in your inbox.

How to whitelist email addresses in Gmail


1) Look for the gear icon in the upper right corner of the Gmail client. Once you click on it, a quick settings menu will drop down. Click at the top of the menu where it says View All Settings.

2) From here, you’ll want to go to the header labeled Filters and Blocked Addresses. Below that, click Create New Filter.

3) In the From entry, type the email address you want to whitelist. You can add email addresses or domains to the whitelist. You can also add multiple email addresses if you separate them with commas (,). If you have contacts with custom email addresses using Gmail, you can whitelist them to ensure you receive their emails.

4) Once you click Create Filter, you’ll be given options to choose from your filter. Check the box that says Never send to spam.


And with that, you’re done. Now, whenever someone sends you an email from an address or domain you’ve whitelisted, you’re sure it will land in your inbox.

Whitelisting Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

As you can see, this is a very simple way to set up a whitelist for Gmail. If you’ve ever wondered how to whitelist an email address in Gmail, now you know.

Whitelisting an Email in Gmail FAQs

What does whitelisting an email in Gmail mean? 

If you whitelist an email, you’re telling Google that you implicitly trust that email. You want all emails from that sender (or domain) to arrive in your Gmail inbox.

Can I whitelist an email or domain from my android or iPhone app? 

For a while, you couldn’t whitelist from your Android or iOS app. For Android, that has now changed (see instructions above). At the time of writing, you still can’t whitelist from the Gmail iOS app.

Where can I find the Gmail safe sender list? 

It’s quite simple. On the desktop, you need to go to All Settings, then Filters and Block Addresses, and then scroll down to find Safe Mail Sender Addresses. Find The following filters apply to all incoming emails.