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Do you use Google Gmail?  If you use Gmail on a desktop computer you’ve probably noticed that your inbox has been split into three different tabs.

  1. Primary – This tab includes email from friends and family and some emails that I subscribe to.
  2. Social – This is all the stuff from FB, blogs I subscribe to and other social accounts.
  3. Promotions – This tab includes emails from companies that I subscribed to to get their newsletters.

Because of this, a lot of emails that I want to see are ending up in these other tabs and I forget to go to those other tabs to check. Sometimes I find out about sales or promotions too late to take advantage of them.

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The solution is very simple. All you have to do is go to the emails in those other tabs and drag them to your Primary tab. Once you’ve dropped it there it will ask you, “Do this for future messages from xxxxx@xxxx.com?” And then you need to click “Yes”.

I’ve also just found out that Gmail Users are also able to disable the tabs and revert to the classic inbox view, with all emails going to one list. To do this, simply click on the button below your picture in Gmail that looks like a gear, then choose “Configure Inbox” and turn off (uncheck) any and all tabs that you don’t want.

When I view emails on my phone I see all of the emails all together in one place. But, when I view them on my desktop computer using Gmail, they are split up and I often forget to check tabs 2 and 3.

Don’t forget to move your emails from me at Scarlet Calliope to your Primary tab, that way you won’t miss any of the crafty inspiration, new Lovebug Creations product announcements or flea market field trip pictures!

Have a wonderfully creative week!


Christine Barker




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