How do I make postings, from some of the forums I am subscribed to, appear in the Primary tab?

  • Are you asking about email notifications for responses to posts you've made on some 3rd-party forum? I don't know how you would "subscribe to" a forum with Gmail otherwise.... Aug 5, 2013 at 10:49
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    Drag and drop them to the primary tab. Aug 5, 2013 at 11:50
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    @Sathya: But doesn't that remove the forum categorisation, from an otherwise forum related email? (To be honest, this is one of the reasons why I disabled categorisation/tabs in Gmail... it creates more work and failure to get notified of any non-primary email.)
    – MrWhite
    Aug 5, 2013 at 13:25

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Like the comments mention, you can't drag and drop into the Primary tab unless you want to always categorize emails from that forum as "Primary"

What you could try doing is setting up a filter that automatically stars an email from the forums email address (e.g. [email protected]). This will also allow you to refine which forum emails are starred (e.g. only contain the words "lorem ipsum" etc)

Once you get it so that Gmail stars email from your forum, click on the Gear menu and select Configure Inbox

From there you can select the option to add any Starred email to your primary inbox. This should allow you to keep the forum categorization and still have it show up in the Primary tab.

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