You Might Miss Out with New Gmail Tabs

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You Might Miss Out with New Gmail Tabs

As you might have heard or seen by now, Gmail has rolled out new tabs for your email. There are now Primary, Social and Promotions tabs. The idea is to help you keep your emails organized.

There have been a number of 'Rainers that are no longer seeing their ActiveRain Daily Drop or weekly emails in their Primary folder. There is a chance that Gmail has moved the ActiveRain emails into the Social or Promtions folders, where you might not look everyday.

Never miss a beat by moving ActiveRain emails to your Primary tab. We have included screenshots below on how to do this and make sure you completed correctly.


Step 1:

Locate an email from ActiveRain. You can scroll through your Social and Promotions tabs or type in the search bar above your inbox folders.


Step 2:

Once you have found an ActiveRain email, click on the email (either the "ActiveRain" or the subject line), hold and drag it to the Primary tab.


Step 3:

Once you release your mouse a confirmation box should appear that asks "Do this for future messages from" Make sure you click "Yes" for this to send future ActiveRain Daily Drop and weekly emails to your Primary tab.

Step 4:

The final step takes no action. A final confirmation box will appear letting you know that you are done!



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Re-Blogged 4 times:

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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I can't say I like the new tabs, but in a way they do make it easier. I can scroll through the promotions just in case they stuck something good in the wrong place, then do a mass delete. 

On the whole, I don't much like G-mail, so only use it for back-up. But... the promotions just keep rolling in anyway. 

Nov 07, 2013 06:13 AM #60
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team
Thanks active rain but we got rid of tabs up soon after Google rolled them out. We thought they were junk.
Nov 07, 2013 08:26 AM #61
David Demangos
Keller Williams Realty Carmel Valley / Del Mar - San Diego, CA

Love Gmail, and yet sometimes their little hidden changes help me like GoDaddy more at times!

Nov 07, 2013 08:27 AM #62
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

G mail is great, but I disabled the new tabs because I prefer to scroll down to see what comes in.  I can usually immediately identify stuff I don't want to open and just delete it.  But I don't want G mail to make that decision for me :-)

Nov 07, 2013 03:18 PM #63
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

gmail is my backup and can't say I have noticed this ....have to peak now and see what's new.

Nov 07, 2013 06:14 PM #64
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I always go trhu my tabs anyway. They don't "keep" the preferences that I make, so just look everywhere.

Nov 08, 2013 12:56 AM #65
Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

I remain reluctant to use gmail for my business although it's fine for personal mail.  I'll make the switch when I see the big corporations doing it instead of using their own domain.

Nov 08, 2013 02:32 AM #66
Carlie Kathleen Goulet
Lux Property Group at Keller Williams Realty - Tempe, AZ
Associate Broker/REALTOR

I mainly noticed this change on my mobile apps for ipad/iphone so far....

Nov 08, 2013 06:16 AM #67
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
I can't decide whether or not that I like the tabs yet in Gmail. But it may not take me much longer to decide. Sometimes I just don't like change - lol!!
Nov 08, 2013 07:15 PM #68
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Active Rain emails...(head stratching sound) what AR emails....? (smile) Disable and sort, glean, graze works best for this guy sporting the blue and gold R.

Nov 08, 2013 07:39 PM #69
Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Just another reason for me not to use gmail.  I am too busy selling real estate to have time to keep adapting to these social media platforms changes.

Nov 08, 2013 08:17 PM #70
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Thanks for sharing this.  My Activerain emails started disappearing a couple of weeks ago. 

Nov 09, 2013 02:28 PM #71
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
I have Yahoo mail and my Daily Drops have disappeared. I love the Active Rain Daily Drops!
Nov 09, 2013 11:52 PM #72
Allison Bernard
Keller Williams Central Rhode Island - East Greenwich, RI
Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916

If you hide a tab then the msgs will reappear in Primary

Nov 10, 2013 01:11 AM #73
Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Chandler, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

GMail is my back-up email as well.  I noticed the tabs when I opened GMail directly, but since I have them all forwarded to another email account which I view in Outlook, the tabs are not part of the email messages, thus everything appears the same as it always has to me.

Nov 10, 2013 01:52 AM #74
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Late to the party here.....what a great new feature.  Thank you!  Always something new....

Nov 11, 2013 12:48 AM #75
Rob Rosa
Berkshire Hathaway - Wethersfield, CT
Personal Real Estate Expert

It hasn't happened to my email yet but thanks for the info.

Nov 11, 2013 01:51 AM #76
Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty - Morristown, NJ
First Time Home Buyers,Relocation,Horse Farms



Great blog. very step by step informative. My g-mail account has not yet implemented the tabs for some reason.also  G-mail is not my primary account. Thank you. have a great day.

Nov 12, 2013 09:25 PM #77
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Thanks for the heads up with my email and active rain. Keeping abreast of everything requires me to go on active rain everyday to find out what is going on in the world of real estate.

Nov 13, 2013 08:07 AM #78
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Oyyy, I just inadvertently turned them on so I've spent all day "Spring cleaning" my email. As I wrote in my post today, it's actually turned out for the best but I would definitely suggest checking each inbox at least once a day, just in case. But great advice for those who don't want to. And thanks for the option to re-blog - it'll go grand with my post.  Have a terrific day!

Jan 27, 2014 11:39 AM #79
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