Our Lunch Convenor Christopher has been plagued for years with rejected email from us members. This is because some of the ‘big players’ see bulk emails from small email clients as Spam, so reject it. Accordingly, to avoid major email providers like Gmail, iCloud, Outlook etc., from rejecting legitimate emails from Probus accounts, it might be preferable to do two things


Place Probus email addresses into your contacts/address books.

Use something like:-

First Name: Probus

Second Name: Lunchconvenor

Email: lunchconvenor@reavalleyprobus.org.uk

Similarly add these two:-



These three addresses are current and could produce bulk emails and so should ideally be in members contact/address books.

Second: Try to place those same email addresses onto a whitelist.

Here’s how to do it in Gmail:

Open your account, and in the search box at the top, select the menu item on the right:

This drops down into a search box:

As shown abpve, enter the sender address into the ‘From’ box, then avoid the highlighted Search button and select ‘Create filter’.

Another box appears and select ‘Never send it to Spam’ as shown below.

Finally click the button below ‘Create filter’. And it’s done.

Here’s how to do it in iCloud:

Go to icloud.com and log in with your Apple ID

Now select “Contacts”

Click on the plus symbol (+) in the lower left and select “New Contact”

After entering your name, email address, etc. click on “Done” at the bottom right

The corresponding email address should now be on the whitelist

Here’s how to do it in Outlook:

By default, email addresses in your Outlook contacts are considered safe senders by the Junk Email Filter, but you can change this setting. Email messages from safe senders are never moved to the Junk E-mail folder.

To add people to your Safe Senders List, do the following:

On the Home tab, click Junk, and then click Junk E-mail Options.

On the Safe Senders tab, check the Automatically add people I e-mail to the Safe Senders List box.


I will do what I can within the Control Panel of the website to add the safety protocols which Google now need.

Richard Elliott