Spam Filter Settings
The battle against spam never ends. You will be receiving email from a variety of volunteers throughout the class. Historically, many of these emails end up quietly filtered into spam. You have two options:
Regularly review your spam folder for the duration of the class, or
Adjust spam filter settings to decrease the risk of losing messages to your spam filter.
Approach #1 means you won't miss anything, but you might as well disable your spam filter altogether, which isn't realistic for many of us.
The recommended approach is to start with a simple, coarse rule and refine as needed.
Allow anything with wac in the subject line (gmail instructions below show this).
Allow anything from firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow anything from *@washingtonalpineclub.org
You will still receive emails from volunteer instructors that don't match any of these rules and could end up in spam. It's tricky!
The simplest rule is simply to allow anything mentioning wac.
1. In gmail do a search for wac and click the right most icon Search Options
2. Click Create filter
3. Mark Never send it to Spam and click Create filter
If that query is too general, you are on your own, but here's a start on a query that will match any one of some specific conditions to bypass the spam filter.
subject:wac OR to:washingtonalpineclub.org OR from:washingtonalpineclub.org OR to:(wac googlegroups.com) OR from:(wac googlegroups.com)