This is the first I have heard of safelists.
Do I just do a search for them?
Are most of them free?
How do I set up a POP3?
Is that in my options screen?
What specifics should I know?
There are thousands of them. I recommend Pearls of Wealth. There are about 2000 safelists in their network and it's growing. They are all free to join.
I also signed up for their auto-submitter. It automatically signs you up for each safelist, auto-validates your 2 email addresses, (contact & list) and auto submits your ad to each safelist. That is not free. Otherwise, you'll email your ad to each safelist individually. That's free.
You will need 2 email addresses when you sign up... your contact email addresses for solo ads and your list email address (or sometimes called subscription email). Your list email address is where you'll receive the hundreds of email ads from other safelist users. (In my case.. thousands). But don't let that frighten you. With .ws option to setup pop3 email accounts, scrolling thru to find something that interest you then deleting the rest is no problem.
Another thing, with safelists, because most are what's called double opt-in, you must confirm, (validate) both email addresses by clicking on the link in the email you'll receive from each safelist. Yes, it is time consuming to do each one individually, but who said running a business was a piece of cake?
To setup a pop3 account, you'll need an email program like Outlook Express.
Click on Tools > Accounts
Select the Mail tab > Click the Add button > Select Mail
Type in your Display name.. whatever you like > Click Next
Type in your .ws email address you want to setup as pop3 > Click Next
For incoming type email.ws > For outgoing type SMTP plus the name of your Internet Service Provider.. for example smtp.charter.net (be sure to add the dots).. You may want to check with your ISP to make sure that is the correct outgoing mail path.. If all is correct .. Click Next
Type in your .ws email address and your password..
That should be it. After you've joined and validated your membership.. wait for the emails to start rolling in, which is usually immediately. There are larger, well known credit based safelists, such as GotSafeList, The MadVlad, etc. you may want to look into, also.
I think I've covered it. Good Luck.