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Updated on January 9, 2023

How to whitelist email address in Gmail

Whitelisting is a type of spam filtering wherein you tag email addresses and domains to make sure you receive their messages. 

Here’s how you can whitelist email addresses in Gmail:

1. Log in to your Gmail inbox.

2. At the top right corner, find and click the gear icon.

gmail gear icon settings


3. Click on See all settings.

gmail see all settings


4. On this page, go to Filters and blocked addresses. If you have done whitelisting (or blacklisting) before, these filters will appear on this screen. If not, then you should have the same view as below. Click on Create a new filter.

whitelist email addresses in gmail filtering create new


5. To whitelist email address from a specific person or domain, type it in the From field. Once done, click on Create filter.

gmail whitelist email add from field create filter


6. Make sure to check the box for Never send it to Spam. This should confirm that all emails from the email address you have entered will always come in your main inbox.

gmail whitelist email check box never send to spam


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