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  1. simple past tense and past participle of whitelist


whitelisted (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, jargon) Explicitly and specifically approved by appearing on a whitelist, and therefore having greater access or preference.
    • 1956, John Cogley, Report on Blacklisting: Radio-television, page 121:
      He may never be entirely successful, but the difference in being "blacklisted," "greylisted," "bluelisted" or "whitelisted" is considerable.
    • 2001, Angelo Mouzouropoulos, quoted in Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Regulations at Sea, MIT Press (2006), →ISBN, page 113:
      [] to accelerate the flag’s attempts to become ‘whitelisted’ at IMO []
    • 2002 November 11, James Kobeilus, “The Pick: iHateSpam”, in Network World, volume 19, number 45, page 70:
      [] is the only client-side antispam tool that quarantines any incoming mail that doesn't come from a whitelisted sender.
    • 2004 September, Joel Sing, “Combatting Email Borne Pests using Open Source Tools”, in AUUGN‎, page 84:
      This means that many spam senders will never become whitelisted and email will never be accepted from them.
    • 2005, Jonathan A. Zdziarski, Ending Spam: Bayesian Content Filtering and the Art of Statistical Language Classification,[1] No Starch Press, →ISBN, page 33:
      One way is to create whitelist email addresses, a special email address that can be given to senders who are not yet whitelisted.
    • 2007, S Duffy, “A guide to email deliverability for B2C email marketers”, in Journal of Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice:
      Hotmail utilises this scheme and is the only method of becoming whitelisted with Hotmail.
    • 2010, Philippe De Ryck et al., "CsFire: Transparent Client-Side Mitigation of Malicious Cross-Domain Requests", in Fabio Massacci et al. (editors), Engineering Secure Software and Systems (symposium proceedings), Springer, →ISBN, page 32:
      Otherwise, traffic going to another domain is blocked. the extension allows a way to add whitelisted sites, such that traffic from is allowed to retrieve content from

Usage notesEdit

Fairly rare as an adjective, but does appear in some computer networking contexts such as e-mail.