Outlook: Safe Senders List

Add Recipients to the Safe Senders List

Email addresses and domain names in the Safe Senders List are never treated as junk email, regardless of the content of the message. You can add your Contacts and other correspondents to the Safe Senders list to confirm you'll always receive their messages in your inbox.

By default, email addresses in your Outlook contacts are considered safe senders by the Junk Email Filter, but you can change this setting. Email messages from safe senders are never moved to the Junk E-mail folder.


  • If you use a Microsoft Exchange Server account, names and email addresses in the Global Address List (GAL) are also considered safe senders.

  • When you send a message to a person or organization that isn’t an Outlook contact, the recipient email address isn’t added to the Safe Senders List. This means that when the recipient replies to your message, the reply message might be moved to the Junk E-Mail folder.

To add people to your Safe Senders List, do the following:

  1. On the Home tab, click Junk, and then click Junk E-mail Options.

  2. On the Safe Senders tab, check the Automatically add people I e-mail to the Safe Senders List box.


  1. Click the Mail icon, and then click the Home tab.

  2. In the Delete group, click Junk, and then click Junk Email Options.

  3. On the Safe Senders tab, clear the Also trust email from my Contacts check box.

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