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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 x.com is allowed to retrieve content from y.com.

Usage notes[edit]

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