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Google is at it again...

Google just got rid of Google Reader, and now they are making changes to Gmail.  I just received an email from Buttoned Up that tells about the changes and what to do about them.  If you use gmail and receive any blogs (like this one), newsletters, etc via email, this will affect you.  But that's okay.  There is an easy fix. I will reprint the full article from Buttoned Up here:

If you don't use gmail, you can go ahead and skip this message. But if you do, or your friends do...

Gmail is phasing in a new "tabbed inbox" system. You may've seen it already in your inbox if you use gmail. If not, you'll see it soon.

They've split your inbox into 5 separate inboxes and created tabs across the top labeling each "Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. We actually LOVE the idea - very organized & really smart way to cut down on inbox clutter.

The only problem is...they've also decided that THEY, not YOU, get to choose which emails go into which new inbox tab, unless you tell them otherwise. 

What does that mean?

A lot of emails you've asked to receive will end up under the tab marked Promotions, even though they're pure content and you've specifically asked to get them.

Pretty much all emails from the bloggers and other websites and people you subscribe to are being lumped into the "Promotions" inbox automatically, where you'll likely never look. And you'll end up missing a ton of stuff you wanted.

Good news is - there's a fast-n-easy fix for you.

If you use gmail, look at your account to see if the new "tabbed" inboxes have been turned on (you'll see the new tabs across the top of your emails). 

If so, here's how to make sure you're seeing what you've asked to see -

1 - Click on the Promotions inbox tab.

2 - Drag any emails from people you actually want to hear from (hopefully, that includes me) and drop them onto the tab that says Primary. Then, when it asks if you want future emails to go into your Primary inbox, just click yes.

For the next few weeks, as gmail phases these new tabbed inboxes in, be sure to check your Promotions inbox to make sure nothing else you really want is getting caught in it.

Easy peasy!

The Buttoned Up Team.

Have a great day!

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