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Don't forget to whitelist OpenVC!

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 30, 2021

As a VC, you will receive qualified deal flow from OpenVC directly into your inbox.

As a founder, you will receive important updates from OpenVC directly into your inbox.

Therefore, you need to make sure you can receive emails sent from "openvc.app".

Here's how to do it.

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Whitelist OpenVC on Gmail (desktop)

  • Go to Gmail from your laptop
  • In the search bar, type in "from:(dealflow@openvc.app)"
  • Click the Filters icon on the right of the side bar
  • Tick "Never send to Spam"
  • Set the desired category - we suggest either Primary or a dedicated "OpenVC" folder.
You can use the same technique to whitelist steph@openvc.app and receive other punctual communications.

Whitelist OpenVC on Gmail (mobile)

In the Gmail app, you have two options:

  1. Report an email as “not spam” (if the email is in spam).
  2. Move an email from the promotional inbox to the primary inbox.

If an email is ending up in your spam folder, open the email and click Report not spam.

You can also tap the three dots in the upper right corner and click Mark important to give it priority in your inbox.

To move an email from the promotional folder to your primary inbox, open the email and tap the three dots in the upper right corner, then tap Move to Primary.

Whitelist OpenVC on Apple Mail (desktop)

To whitelist OpenVC in the Mail app for Mac OS X or macOS:

  1. In the top menu, click Mail, then Preferences.
  2. Click the Rules tab.
  3. Click Add Rule.
  4. Enter a whitelist name in the Description field, such as "Whitelist: openvc.app" to create the new rule.
  5. For conditions, set the first dropdown menu item to any. It should say: If any of the following conditions are met.
  6. In the following dropdown menus, select From in the first field and Ends with in the second field.
  7. In the text field following Ends with, enter "openvc.app"
  8. In the Perform the following actions section, set the three dropdown items to: Move Message, to the mailbox: Inbox (or a dedicated "OpenVC" folder if you want).
  9. Click OK to save the rule.

Whitelist OpenVC on Apple Mail (mobile)

Apple Mail doesn’t have the option to whitelist like some other email providers do. Instead, all you can do is mark something as “Not Junk” and it will be sent to your inbox. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Mail app and go to the Mailboxes screen.
  2. Select the Junk folder.
  3. Find the email you want to whitelist and swipe left to see options.
  4. Tap the More button.
  5. Tap the Mark button.
  6. Tap the Mark as Not Junk button.

More whitelisting options

Check out this great article for more whitelisting options, explained step-by-step: https://sumo.com/stories/whitelist-email