Gmail Promotional Folder Instructions

There have been alumnae who seem to be having a problem receiving emails from the Wellesley College Alumnae Association (WCAA) and Wellesley College to their Gmail accounts. Due to the nature of the way the WCAA sends out email, Gmail often classifies our emails as "promotional" and places it in a promotional folder. At the top of the Gmail page, there are three tabs: Primary, Social and Promotions (see image below). Gmail tries to categorize emails as they come in and, since the primary tab contains the personal email of the user, most people don't check the other tabs. If you haven't received an email to your Gmail account, please check the promotional tab in your account. If it is still not there, please email the help desk at


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