If you’re wondering where the May issue of my Reading List Email is…it sounds like we have a problem. It appears that Gmail’s tabbed inbox layout is finally starting to catch up with my newsletter because the email definitely went out. In the last few days, a bunch of readers on Twitter informed me that Inbox Tabs have been shuffling my Reading Recommendation newsletter into their Promotions tab–or worse, to Spam. For whatever reason, this month’s email had to lowest delivery rate I’ve ever had.
If you’re one of the 40,000 people who enjoys getting the recommendations each month, there are two ways to ensure that it always ends up in your Primary inbox where you can see it.
Drag and Drop
The easiest way is to drag and drop.
Locate the Reading Recommendation Email in your Promotions tab. Left-click and drag the email from Promotions over to Primary.
Once dropped, Gmail displays a yellow box that asks if you want to make this change permanent. Click Yes to ensure that all messages from firstname.lastname@example.org appear in the Primary tab going forward.
Create a Filter
Locate one of my Reading Recommendation Emails in your inbox by searching for “Ryan Holiday” or “email@example.com.”
Create a filter for “ryan.holiday.com” and check the box next to “Never send it to SPAM” on the second screen.
That should do it.
Thank you to all the readers who brought this issue to my attention. If you’re not already getting my monthly reading recommendations, you can sign up right here.