Make sure you receive your Writers Guild of America, West e-mail

Unsolicited e-mails, commonly known as SPAM, have become a huge problem. We often get contacted by members asking why they have not received their WGA, West e-mail, or that they only receive their e-mails some of the time.

Many internet service providers (ISPs) and e-mail service providers (ESPs) have installed spam-filters or use blacklists in order to weed out all of these unwanted SPAM e-mails. Unfortunately, some of these filtering programs might inadvertently identify your WGA, West e-mail as SPAM.

To assist with these issues, we have compiled instructions to help you whitelist the WGA, West domain with the following e-mail providers:

Outlook Express

Below are the steps to make sure you receive your e-mail from the WGA, West:

Please follow the instructions below if you're using AOL.

  • Sign in to your online AOL mail
  • Click on 'Options' in the Menu Bar at the top right corner of the screen
  • Click on 'Mail Settings'
  • Click on 'Spam Settings' on the left side of the screen
  • In the 'Sender Filter' section select one of the following:
    • 'Allow mail from all senders' (allows ALL e-mail)
    • ‘Block mail from addreses I specify’ (allows all e-mail unless specifically blocked)
  • Click on ‘Save Settings’

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

Please follow the instructions below if you're using Earthlink.

  • Sign in to your online WebMail acount
  • Click the 'Address Book' link in the left menu pane, below your inbox and other mail folders.
  • Click the 'Companies (Domains)' link located under the search button
  • Click the 'Add' button (next to the 'Companies (Domains)' category menu).
  • In the space provided, enter the address below:
  • Click 'Allow This Company (Domain)' button to add the domain name.

You should also make sure that we are not appearing in your Blocked Sender List

  • Click the 'Preferences' link in the left menu pane, below your Inbox and other mail folders
  • Under the General Settings header click 'spamBlocker'
  • In the list of tabs along the top part of the screen (below where it says spamBlocker) click on 'Settings'
  • Click on 'Blocked Sender List' (in the lower right part of the screen)
  • Check the list for, and if it exists select it.
  • Click the 'Unblock Sender' button to unblock this address
  • Click 'Save' Button (lower right part of screen)

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

If you are using Gmail you will need to create a new filter. Here's how:

  • Sign in to your online Gmail mailbox
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to the Filters tab and click the ‘Create a new filter’ link.
  • In the 'From' box, enter the domain below:
  • Click the 'Create filter with this search' link
  • Check the 'Never send it to Spam' box
  • Check the ‘Also apply filter to matching conversations’ box
  • Click the 'Create Filter' button

You should also check to see if we're in your Spam folder. Here's how:

  • Click 'Spam' along the left side of any Gmail page.
  • If you see any e-mails from us, check mark the box to the left of the e-mail.
  • Click the 'NOT Spam' button along the top.

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

If you're using Windows Live Hotmail you will need to add us to your Safe Senders list. Here's how:

  • Sign in to your online Windows Live Hotmail mailbox.
  • Click 'Options' in the upper right hand corner.
    • Note: If you're using the full version a submenu will display, please click 'More Options'.
  • Click the 'Safe and blocked senders' link under the 'Junk e-mail' heading.
  • Now click the 'Safe senders' link.
  • Type the address from below into 'Sender or domain to mark as safe'.
  • Click the 'Add to list >>' button.

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

Add a sender's domain to your Safe Senders List

  • On the Tools menu, click Options
  • On the Preferences tab, under E-mail, click Junk E-mail
  • Click the Safe Senders tab
  • Click Add
  • In the 'Enter an e-mail address or Internet domain name to be added to the list' box, enter the domain below:
    • and Click 'OK'
  • Click 'OK'
  • Click 'OK'

Notes:To quickly add a sender, domain name, or mailing list name to the Safe Senders or Safe Recipients Lists, right-click the message you consider safe, and then on the shortcut menu, point to Junk E-mail, and then click Sender's Domain ( to Safe Senders List.

If you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail account, names and e-mail addresses in the Global Address List (Global Address List: The address book that contains all user, group, and distribution list e-mail addresses in your organization. The administrator creates and maintains this address book. It may also contain public folder e-mail addresses.) are automatically considered safe.

If you are using an Exchange Server e-mail account and working online, you must be using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later. If you do not know what version of Exchange server your e-mail account is using, contact your Exchange administrator.

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

Please follow the instructions below if you're using Yahoo.

  • Sign in to your online Yahoo mailbox.
  • Click 'Options' and 'Mail Options' (usually Upper Right Corner)
  • Click 'Filters'. (Middle Column under 'Management')
  • Next, click 'Create or Edit Filters'.
  • Click the ‘Add’ button.
  • In Filter Name box type 'WGA West'.
  • 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 domain below:
  • At the bottom, where it says 'Move the message to:', select 'Inbox' from the pull-down menu.
  • Click the 'Add Filter' button again.

Thank you for whitelisting the WGA, West.

Other E-mail Applications

Many popular e-mail programs, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, and Netscape Mail, don't provide a convenient way for you to whitelist the folks you want to receive e-mail from. If you're using this sort of e-mail system and you either aren't getting your WGA, West message or want to make sure you continue to receive your e-mails in the future, you can do something about it.

Contact the customer service people or the Postmaster at the company that provides your e-mail or Internet connection (your ISP). Explain to them that WGA, West sends e-mail that you asked for and value. Ask them if they can whitelist us. They'll probably ask you for some information about us. Here's what to tell them:

  • Sending Domain:
  • Sending IP Address: