Cru Email Whitelist Instructions

Email providers do the best they can to keep spam out, but sometimes their systems mistakenly catch good mail along with it.

So we ask that you add Cru (cru@e.cru.org) to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. This is also known as “Whitelisting.”

Completing the following steps will ensure you are receiving emails from Cru (cru@e.cru.org):

  1. Open your spam or junk folder and if you find an email from Cru, open it and mark it as “Not spam.”
  2. Add Cru (cru@e.cru.org) to your address book, contact list, or trusted senders list.
  3. If you need further detailed instructions, please click below on your email provider or spam software.
  4. If messages continue to be sent to your spam or junk folder (or your email provider or spam software is not listed below), please contact your email provider or spam software support and ask how to whitelist cru@e.cru.org


To make sure our email gets delivered to your Inbox, you must add Cru to your contacts list.

If you do not readily find an email from Cru...

Please check your Gmail Spam Folder:

  1. If you see the email from Cru: Open the Email.
  2. Click the button on the toolbar, labeled "Not spam"

Next please, add Cru to your Contacts list:

  1. Open the email from Cru.
  2. Click the drop down arrow next to "Reply" in the upper right side the email from header.
  3. Click the "Add Cru to Contacts List" from the list that appears.
  4. If Cru does not appear in the dropdown list? Then you probably have already added Cru to Contacts.

Gmail Mobile App

If you are using the Gmail Mobile App on your mobile device, please open the app now.

If you are using Gmail Tabs such as "Promotions" please open your Promotions tab in Gmail.

If you do not find an email from Cru, please check the Spam Folder:

  1. When you find the email from Cru
  2. Tap the menu icon - top right.
  3. Then select Move to.

  4. Then select Primary from the list.

This way you will always see Cru in your Primary Inbox tab...

NOTE: My Preferred Folder does not exist by default in Gmail. It is there as an example only since custom folders must be created by the user.

Gmail Tabs

If you are using Gmail Tabs such as 'Promotions' please open your Promotions tab in Gmail.

  1. If you find an email from Cru in your Gmail Promotions tab:
  2. Grab and drag my email to the Primary Inbox Tab.
  3. After doing so, you will receive an alert like the one below at the top of your Gmail toolbar.

  4. Click Yes in the yellow alert box at Gmail.
  5. This way you will always see Cru in your Primary Inbox tab...

Yahoo! Mail

If you have not received an email from Cru...

Check your Spam Folder. If you see an email from Cru:

  1. Please open the email.
  2. Next click the Not Spam button on the top toolbar.

To ensure delivery: Create a filter to automatically send email from Cru to your Inbox.

  1. Move your mouse over or tap the Gear icon in the top right navigation bar.
  2. Select Settings from the list that drops down.
  3. Choose Filters located on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the Add button on the Filters page.
  5. Create a name such as Whitelist in the Filter name field.
  6. In the From field leave the default contains selected.
  7. Enter our email address cru@e.cru.org in the text box next to Contains...
  8. Choose the destination folder to which you would like the message delivered. For example: Inbox.
  9. Click or tap Save...
  10. You will see in the next screen -Deliver to Inbox if From contains Cru-
  11. Click or tap Save on this screen.
  12. You will be returned to your Yahoo! Inbox.

iPhone Mail App

iPhone Mail identifies most junk mail (spam) sent to your @icloud.com address or aliases, but it can mistakenly move email to your Junk mail folder.

Periodically check the Junk folder for email messages that were marked as junk mistakenly.

To indicate that an email message from Cru isn’t junk:

  1. Open your Mail app and go to the Mailboxes screen
  2. Scroll down to the folders area

  3. Select the Junk folder.
  4. Find the email from Cru and slide it left to see options.

  5. Tap the More button.
  6. Tap the Mark button.

  7. Tap the Mark as Not Junk button.


The message is moved to your Inbox. Subsequent email messages from Cru will no longer be marked as junk.

By default, messages in the Junk folder are deleted after 30 days so be sure to check it often to whitelist relevant email.

Outlook Mobile App

To add Cru to you list of Focused Inbox on the Outlook App...

Please open the mobile Outlook app on your Android, Microsoft or iPhone:

Then open the email from Cru:

  1. Click the dropdown menu on the top right of your Inbox.
  2. On the menu displayed tap Move to Focused Inbox

  3. Select the Move this and all future messages button.

  4. Tap Move
  5. Now all future messages from Cru will appear in your Focused Inbox

You can also remove unwanted emails from your Focused Inbox as well by repeating this process in your Focused tab.

Outlook 2003, Outlook 2016 and Outlook Office 365

To add Cru to you list of "Safe senders" on Outlook:

  1. Right click our email in your Inbox email list pane.
  2. On the menu displayed move your mouse over or tap Junk
  3. Click or tap on Never block sender in the menu that rolls out.
  4. The resulting popup will say:
  5. "The sender of the selected message has been added to your Safe Senders List."
  6. Click OK

To add sender to address book:

  1. Open the email
  2. Right click on the from address
  3. Choose Add to contacts option

Inbox by Gmail

To make sure our email gets delivered to a preferred folder or your choice in Inbox, you must add Cru to your preferred folder, or a folder of your choice.

NOTE: "My Preferred Folder" is a demonstration. You must create your own My Preferred Folder by clicking + Create New yourself.

If you do not readily find an email from Cru in one of your Inbox bundles...

Please check your Inbox Spam Folder or your Promotions bundle:

  1. When you see the email from Cru: Open the Email.
  2. Then click the icon.
  3. Next please add Cru to your My Preferred Folder.
  4. If you have not already created a My Preferred Folder, you may do so by clicking + Create new..."
  5. You may also move Cru to any folder of your choice.


Previously "Hotmail", "Live", "Windows Live" and "MSN"...

In the new Outlook.com you must click the Wait it's safe link if you find emails incorrectly identified as spam.

Entering the email contact in the address book or contacts no longer whitelists the sender.

To ensure messages from specific email addresses are not sent to your Junk Email folder, you can do one of two things:

  1. Check the Junk folder. If you see the Cru email in your Inbox
  2. Open the email from Cru...
  3. Click the "Wait it's safe" link

Manually Add to Safe List

  1. Click gear the icon on the top right.
  2. Select Options in the drop down list.
  3. On the Options page under Preventing junk email click Safe and blocked senders
  4. Click the link Safe senders on the next page.
  5. Enter the email address cru@e.cru.org in the text box.
  6. Click Add to list
  7. Cru will now be added to your list of Safe senders
  8. Emails added to your Safe senders will not be delivered by mistake to your Junk folder.

AOL Webmail

To make sure our email gets delivered to your AOL Inbox please complete these two steps...

If you find Cru in your spam folder:

  1. Right click the email.
  2. Click "Not spam" in the resulting list.

Add cru@e.cru.org to your Address Book:

  1. Open the email from Cru
  2. Click the show details link next to Cru in the From field.
  3. Move your mouse over or tap cru@e.cru.org to show the menu.
  4. Click or tap Add contact in the menu displayed.
  5. Add Cru to the name fields
  6. Click Add contact

Email from that Domain will now be delivered straight to your Inbox.


Please log into your Xfinity account and select your Comcast webmail:

  1. Should you find an email from Cru in your spam folder:
  2. Open the email.
  3. Click the (not spam) icon on the top toolbar.

Next please, add Cru to your address book:

  1. Please open the email from Cru.
  2. Click on the button at the top left of the email that says:
  3. That will open your edit contact screen.
  4. Then click Save and you're all done.

If you are not receiving email at EarthLink, there are two actions you can take.

  1. Check Suspect Email folder
  2. Add Cru to your address book.

With EarthLink, if you have SpamBlocker turned on, suspect messages are automatically send to your Suspect Email folder if the Domain is not in your address book.

Suspect Email Folder:

  1. While in the Suspect Email folder, if you see Cru...
  2. Select the Move to Inbox and Add Contact option from the drop down menu.
  3. This will add cru@e.cru.org to your Address Book for future email delivery assurance.

Address Book Inclusion:

  1. Open the email.
  2. Click Add to Address Book in the email header.
  3. Use the Address Book Editor to verify the sender's contact details and click save.
  4. Fill in cru@e.cru.org as the email address of the sender.
  5. Any mail sent with the same Domain (right of the @ sign) will now be delivered to your Inbox.


AT&T no longer maintains their own inbox.

Instead you can find your AT&T emails at Att.Yahoo.com

Please follow the Yahoo instructions for whitelisting an ATT.net email address.

Click or Tap here, to scoll to the Yahoo instructions.

Mozilla Thunderbird

Please open your Thunderbird email client:

If an email from Cru appears in your Junk Folder:

Please mark that message as Not Junk.

Next, please add Cru to your Address Book:

  1. Click the Address Book button.
  2. Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted.
  3. Click the New Contact button.
  4. Under the Contact tab, copy and paste the "From" address, cru@e.cru.org into the email text box.
  5. Click OK.

Security Software

Norton AntiSpam

This problem may happen if cru@e.cru.org is accidentally added to the Blocked List.

To remove the cru@e.cru.org from the Blocked List:

  1. Start your Norton product.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Depending on your Norton product, do one of the following:

For Norton 360:

  1. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click AntiSpam.
  2. On the Filter tab, next to Blocked List, click Configure.

For Norton Internet Security:

  1. In the Settings window, on the Network tab, click Message Protection.
  2. Under AntiSpam, next to Blocked List, click Configure.
  3. In the Blocked List window, select the item that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  5. If you do not find cru@e.cru.org in the Blocked list, go to next step.

To add cru@e.cru.org to the Allowed List:

  1. Start your Norton product.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Depending on your Norton product, do one of the following:

For Norton 360:

  1. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click AntiSpam.
  2. On the Filter tab, next to Allowed List, click Configure.

For Norton Internet Security:

  1. In the Settings window, on the Network tab, click Message Protection.
  2. Under AntiSpam, next to Allowed List, click Configure.
  3. In the Allowed List window, click Add.
  4. In the Add Email Address window, from the Address Type drop-down, select the address type.
  5. Add cru@e.cru.org, and then click OK.
  6. In the Allowed List window, click Apply, and then click OK.

McAfee Products

While McAfee has removed spam protection in the latest Anti-Virus software- You may still have a version that offers spam filtering.

  1. In order to add Cru to the friends whitelist, please open McAfee and click on Web & Email Protection.
  2. Then click on Anti-Spam
  3. There you can see various settings. You can change the spam protection level, change filter settings, etc.

  4. Click on Friends list
  5. Please add cru@e.cru.org to your "Friends List" to always allow emails from Cru.

Trend Micro

If you received an email message that was incorrectly moved to the Spam Mail folder by the Anti-Spam Toolbar you can prevent this from occurring in the future.

The Anti-Spam Toolbar detects spam by looking for certain keywords in the email's subject or body. Occasionally, it may detect what you consider legitimate email as spam.

To prevent this from occurring you can do either of the following:

  1. Add the Cru to the list of Approved Senders.
  2. Decrease the Spam Email Filter Strength.

Note: You can also select the email and click Not Spam to report it to Trend Micro. However, this feature serves only as a reference to their spam database, and it may not have an effect on how the toolbar detects spam.

Add the sender to the list of Approved Senders:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click the Spam Mail folder then select the legitimate email detected as spam.
  3. Click Approve Sender on the toolbar.
  4. Click Yes when the confirmation message appears.

Decrease the Spam Email Filter Strength:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click Trend Micro Anti-Spam then click Settings.
  3. On the Spam Filter tab, move the slider bar to select a lower filter strength.
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Spam Filters

Cloudmark SpamNet

Cloudmark filters email based on content footprints. To assure our email has not been mis-identified as spam:

  1. Select Cloudmark | Options... from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Go to the Whitelist tab.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Type: cru@e.cru.org
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Yes.
  9. Click OK.


Sanebox is not a filter, but a filtering system trained by you.

  1. Open your Webmail or Gmail where you use SaneBox.
  2. Open your @SaneLater folder.
  3. If you find an email from Cru or an email from cru@e.cru.org in @SaneLater...
  4. Please drag my email to your Inbox folder.
  5. By doing this you will always get our great content in your Inbox from now on!

Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin is usually administered by your server admin. Please contact your admin and request that he or she:

  1. Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the .spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server
  2. whitelist_from cru@e.cru.org
  3. Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory.

Barracuda Networks

Occasionally, Barracuda Spam Firewall will mark a legitimate message as spam. There are two methods to whitelist email senders.

Whitelist Quarantined Senders:

  1. Open your email client. Barracuda should send you a summary each day listing quarantined items. Choose the most recent Barracuda email message.
  2. Locate the email from Cru and the sender email address cru@e.cru.org that you do not want quarantined in the future. Click on the word "Whitelist," which is in green print to the right of the email title. This will open your list in a web browser.
  3. Click the box to the left of the email that you would like to whitelist. At the top of the page, click "Whitelist." Barracuda will not block or quarantine the sender whose email address appears on the whitelist.

Whitelist Senders and Domains:

  1. Open your web browser. Navigate to your company's Barracuda firewall homepage.
  2. Click on the Block/Accept tab.
  3. Choose "Sender Domain Block/Accept." Enter the Domain name from cru@e.cru.org to whitelist. For example, you can enter aol.com to allow all AOL addresses.
  4. You may enter a comment to remind you why you allowed this Domain. Click "Add."
  5. Click your mouse on the "Email Sender Block/Accept" tab. Enter the email address of an individual sender that you want to whitelist, such as "cru@e.cru.org"
  6. Include a comment. Click "Add." In the future, Barracuda will not block emails from this sender.

Most Used Spam Filters


Highlight the email from Cru with the email address cru@e.cru.org to Whitelist.

Click "More" in the SPAMfighter Toolbar and select "Whitelist".

Here you can choose if you want to Whitelist the email address cru@e.cru.org or the whole Domain.

To be sure that all emails from people in your Outlook contacts get through to you, you can import and Whitelist them.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click "More" in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. Then "Options"
  3. Then "Filter settings"
  4. Then "Blacklists & Whitelists"
  5. Then "Whitelist email address"
  6. Then "Import".
  7. Select your 'Address Book' and click on "Check all"
  8. Click "Add"
  9. Click "Apply"

If you get a pop-up box offering you to upgrade to SPAMfighter Pro, it is because you have exceeded the limit of 100 addresses. You can fix this by buying SPAMfighter Pro or by deleting some of the addresses in your Black/White list. If you want to delete addresses, please go to:

  1. Click More" in the SPAMfighter toolbar.
  2. Then "Options"
  3. Then "Filter settings"
  4. Then "Blacklists & Whitelists"

Mail Washer

  1. Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends.
  2. Click Add... on the right, the Friends list side.
  3. Make sure Plain email address is selected.
  4. Type: cru@e.cru.org
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.


  1. Open ChoiceMail
  2. Click on the Senders tab
  3. Choose "Approve another Sender"
  4. Type in the sender email address cru@e.cru.org
  5. Click on OK

Spam Sleuth

  1. Select File, then Configure.
  2. Go to the Friends category.
  3. Make sure Active is checked.
  4. Type: cru@e.cru.org on a line by itself in the entry field.
  5. Click OK.

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