Hi everyone. I learned today that Google is adding some new features to their email service and they’ll be automatically filtering your email messages for you. They’ll be categorizing any emails I send as “Promotions” and automatically make them skip your inbox. This means that unless you change your settings in Gmail, you won’t be seeing any of the updates I send on a weekly basis.
You’ll be missing new articles, practice updates, information about my upcoming book launch, contests, and more. No bueno for my readers with Gmail who want to stay updated on what’s going on with all the changes coming to my site in the next few months!
Fortunately, there’s a way to prevent this from happening. I’ve found two informative websites that will help you change your settings so that you’ll still be able to receive emails from me. This website explains how to turn off all tabs and leave Gmail the way it was before the changes happened. You may want to do this if you receive a lot of updates from businesses or blogs that you don’t want to miss, but don’t feel like individually addressing each email address.
Another option is explained on this website if you just want to make sure emails from me or my team go straight to your inbox. There are helpful screenshots on this site, but I’ll customize their list of steps so that you can easily make the necessary changes to ensure you receive emails that I send.
- Step 1: Go to the Promotions Tab.
- Step 2: Find an Email from “Chris Kresser” in your inbox. You can do Control + F (or Command + F on Macs) to make scanning your inbox faster and easier.
- Step 3: Drag and drop that email into your “Primary” Inbox. Then, you’ll get an alert saying, “This conversation has been moved to “Primary.” Do this for future messages from xxxx@ChrisKresser.com?” Click “yes” to save your preferences
It’s that easy! I hope my readers using Gmail will make these changes, since I’ve got a lot of great new content coming in the next few months and I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it.
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