How to Never Miss An Important Email Again
Ten minutes passed. I was still waiting, but nothing arrived in my Gmail inbox. My day got busy, and I forgot all about that urgent email. At 4:00 pm it dawned on me. I still didn’t have it. Fed up, I decided to check my spam folder. Sure enough! I received it at 9:04 am, two minutes after I finished talking to my accountant. His message was sitting in my SPAM folder all day.
Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever missed an important email because Gmail filtered it? As of this writing, Gmail has a 21% market share, putting it well above all other email software.
I don’t know about you, but lately nearly all the cool information I sign up for online… for some reason, it winds up in my spam folder or my promotions tab on Gmail.
If you share my frustration, today’s blog post is for you. And even if you use some other email service, you will find the steps I outline below to be very similar.
If you follow the instructions below, you’ll never miss an important email again.
It happens in my Hotmail accounts and my Yahoo accounts, too, but Gmail is by far the worst.
If you happen to use Gmail, please do the following: please make us (or any important contact) a safe sender. It literally takes just seconds.
Here’s how you do it. Let’s pretend you just signed up for my Trading Computer Guide. The message could be from me, Eddie Z and EZ Trading Computers.
If you happen to use Gmail, I want you to go to your spam folder and look to see if our email is there.
How you would do that is you would just go over to where it says More, click this drop-down, and click on your Spam folder.
Now we can see at the moment, none of my emails are in the spam folder. But let’s assume this is an email from Eddie Z. All you would need to do is hover over it, and click Add to contacts.
Also, you can check it off and click Not spam. You want to do both of these things.
Next what you want to do if my email is not in spam, is go to the Inbox. As you know in Gmail you have three tabs.
Look for us in the Promotions tab. If you see our email like this one right here in your promotions tab, what I want you to do is do the same thing.
Hover over it, Add to contacts, and then take the email and drag it over to Primary.
You’re going to get a message up here: Your conversation has been moved to Primary. Do this for future messages from Eddie Z?
Make sure to click Yes.
You want to make sure you follow all the steps.
Again, Add to contacts, drag to Primary, and click Yes. You want to make sure you follow all the steps., and click Yes.
Do this for future messages. It’s really that simple.
Now if you really want to make sure my emails never, ever, ever have a chance of getting to spam, the easiest thing to do is click on the email. Once the email opens, look for this drop-down over here on the right.
Click Filter messages like this.
You’ll get this pop up box, and it’ll have my email already in here. Now, search by my email address.
Then you just want to click right over here where it says Create filter with this search.
You want to mark it Never send to spam and Always mark it as important… Apply to matching messages and Create filter.
Then everything will wind up in your Inbox. You won’t miss it in Promotions, and you won’t miss it in your Spam.
Now, you’ll never miss another important email again!
We hope today’s Quick Tip helped you. If you found this helpful, you’ll want to check out the other computer How-To’s I’ve created on this page. You can always call us if you have questions: 800-387-5250