It's been brought to our attention that some Geeks aren't receiving the weekly e-mails (you know, the ones with themes and the BONUS QUESTION!). That's a big 10-4 no bueno. Listed below are instructions for keeping Geeks Who Drink out of the spam folders of some of the more popular email clients and Spam Filters. If you do not see the spam filter you use, please e-mail the Rocket Surgeon and we'll do out best to help you out.

 

GMail
Option 1: Check your spam folder for e-mails from “Geeks Who Drink”
Click open the message, and click the “Not Spam” button at the top (between the “Delete Forever” button and the “More Actions” drop-down).

Option 2: If no weekly e-mails from “Geeks Who Drink” are found in your spam folder, click the “Contacts” link on the left-hand side menu.
Click the “+One” button; this will bring up a form on the right-hand side to fill in
In the “Email” cell, type lists@geekswhodrink.com
Click the “Save” button at the top of the form

 

Hotmail:
Click the Options link, on the main menu tabs, then Safe List.
Type: lists@geekswhodrink.com in your Safe List.
If you see a message that should not be in your Junk Mail folder, click 'This is not Junk Mail' to avoid having e-mail from the same source sent to the Junk Mail folder in the future.

 

Yahoo! Mail
Open your Yahoo! mailbox. 
Click Mail Options. 
Click Filters. 
Click Add Filter. 
In the top row, labeled 'From header:' make sure Contains is selected in the pull-down menu. 
Click in the text box next to that pull-down menu, then enter the address: lists@geekswhodrink.com
At the bottom, where it says "Move the Message To:" select Inbox from the pull-down menu. 
Click the Add Filter button again. 
If Geeks Who Drink has been filtered to your "bulk" folder, simply 
open the message and click on the "This is not Spam" link next to 
the "From" field.

 

AOL
Go to keyword: Mail Controls.
Select the screen name we're sending your Geeks Who Drink to. 
Click Customize Mail Controls For This Screen Name. 
Version 9.0:
Open your latest Geeks Who Drink e-mail. 
Click the Add Address button (on the right) to add to your "People I Know" list.

Alternatively, you can just send an e-mail to: lists@geekswhodrink.com, and that will add us to your "People I Know" list automatically. To do this: 
Open your latest Geeks Who Drink e-mail. 
Click the Reply button (it's in the top right corner). 
A new email window opens with the wrong address in the "Send To" box. 
Replace the address in the Send To box with: lists@geekswhodrink.com
Click Send Now (in the top right corner). 
Even if the e-mail you send doesn't get through to us, the act of sending it does
the job of putting us into your "People I Know" list.

 

Earthlink:
Click on Address Book (it's over on the left, below your Folders). 
When your Address Book opens, click the Add button. 
On the Add Contact screen, find the Internet Information box. 
Enter lists@geekswhodrink.com into the top Email box. 
Click Save.

 

McAfee Spamkiller:
Click Friends from the sidebar. 
Click Add. 
Type: lists@geekswhodrink.com
Click OK.

 

MSN:
Click on Settings: E-mail | Junk e-mail (it's at the bottom left of the screen, just above Calendar) 
On the E-mail settings screen, click Junk E-Mail Guard. 
Select Safe List. 
In the space provided under "Add people to the safe list", enter lists@geekswhodrink.com
Click Add.

 

Outlook 2003:
Add lists@geekswhodrink.com to your Safe List. 
Add lists@geekswhodrink.com to your Personal Contacts in your Outlook Address Book. 
Open any desired e-mail, then select Mark as Not Junk.

 

Spamkiller:
On the Spamkiller sidebar, click Friends. 
Click Add. 
Enter lists@geekswhodrink.com and click the OK button.

 

Verizon:
Go to your Verizon Inbox. 
Click Options. 
Select the Block Senders tab (near the top of the screen). 
On the Block Senders screen, you'll see both a "Block Sender List" and 
a "Safe List". In the space where it says "Enter e-mail address or sub 
domain to always accept even if the domain is blocked", enter lists@geekswhodrink.com.

 

Other providers: 
If Geeks Who Drink is being filtered, try adding lists@geekswhodrink.com to your Address Book or Contact list.

If this option is not available, try moving the message to your 'inbox' or forwarding the message to yourself. If subsequent messages continue to be filtered, call or e-mail your ISP's technical support and ask how you can be sure to receive all e-mail fromlists@geekswhodrink.com
Domain: If they need to know the domain we're mailing from, tell them: geekswhodrink.com