Definition of white list in English:

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white list


A list of people or products viewed with approval. Compare with blacklist.
Example sentences
  • The technology uses a mixture of blacklist rules, white lists (for known good applications) and stateful tracking to protect systems.
  • There is a list of the basic licensing conditions which will be entitled to exemption, a white list of other permissible clauses, and a black list of impermissible clauses.
  • The so-called white list accepts e-mail only from a list of approved contacts.


[with object] (white-list)
Place on a white list: it is not possible to whitelist specific users based on their email address or domain name
More example sentences
  • Reviewing your Graymail is important when you first begin using SpamAssassin, and if you find any messages improperly captured, you can deliver and white list those senders.

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