WhiteList Explained (we hope)
The WinLink whitelist was added a few years ago to help prevent spam from the internet. Incoming internet e-mail addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be rejected by RMS Express if they are not in your whitelist. The whitelist has no effect on WinLink addresses (call signs). All messages from a WinLink address will NOT be rejected.
Here are some notes:
Add an e-mail to your whitelist:
Send a WinLink e-mail to an address to have it added to your whitelist. Or, add it using the SYSTEM as described below.
Allow an internet e-mal to by-pass the whitelist:
If someone’s internet e-mail is not in your whitelist they can still send you a message by adding //WL2K R/ in the subject line of the e-mail. (this really works!)
Editing your whitelist:
Your whitelist can be edited by use of WinLink e-mails to the SYSTEM.
Using WinLink, send the following message
To: SYSTEM with
In the message body, the following options are available:
LIST:– will return a list of all whitelist entries for the user.
ACCEPT: email@example.com– will allow messages from
firstname.lastname@example.org be accepted. You may send multiple lines, each containing one e-mail
REJECT: email@example.com– will reject any messages from
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may send multiple lines, each containing one e-mail address.
DELETE: email@example.com– will remove
firstname.lastname@example.org the your Whitelist. You may send multiple lines, each containing one e-mail address
You can have multiple entries in the e-mail for example:
TO: SYSTEM Subject: WHITELIST ------------------- Accept: Joe@somewhere.com Accept: Bill@someplace.net Delete: email@example.com Delete: firstname.lastname@example.org Reject: email@example.com Reject: nogood.com Accept: ARRL.net
Thanks to the Pinellas county ACS for some of this information
Turn Off the Whitelist:
NOTE: It looks like this feature has been removed…. you can not turn off the Whitelist filtering. The only workaround is using the //WL2K R/ option mentioned above.
You can disable your whitelist by sending an e-mail to SYSTEM with OPTIONS as the Subject and Whitelist: OFF in the message:
TO: SYSTEM Subject: OPTIONS ------------------- Whitelist: OFF
More to come???