If you’re using Gmail to get the seekBromance newsletter, you probably noticed that Google has just changed the interface. Now Gmail defaults to having three “tabs.” The primary tab is for all your regular mail, but now they have a “social” tab for stuff from sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, plus a “promotions” tab that’s supposed to bundle all your online shopping emails together.
The scary thing is that newsletters, including the seekBromance newsletter, are probably going to be filtered into this Promotions area, too. Not cool for you or anybody else whose mail you actually want to read. If you want to filter stuff, that’s great, but it should be you guys who decide how to do the filtering.
There are a couple of things you can do to keep the email you want in your new Primary inbox, though. You should either:
1. Go to the Settings menu in Gmail, pull it down, and select “Configure Inbox.” In the dialog box that pops up, turn off the extra tabs. Or…
2. Drag and drop an email from firstname.lastname@example.org (plus any other newsletter email you subscribe to and read) from the Promotions tab onto the Primary tab. From that point on, any email from this address gets sent to your Primary box instead.
-The Blog Dude