We dodge a Gmail spanking

rube-wifes_letterHelp! One click can let your tech-challenged correspondent keep sending these Architecture Here And There posts to you. You need not don the above Rube Goldberg device. That is my job. Your job: Hit “Follow,” the button just to the right of these words, and these posts will continue to flow to your inbox.

Google Mail – Gmail – has apparently changed its parameters for defining bulk mail as spam. For years I have sent my posts out to many of you by copying lists of your email addresses into the “To:” field of several bulk emails, sent “bcc.” Now Gmail has suddenly started to block those emails as spam.

Every recipient of these posts who has not already done so, please click the “Follow” button over to the right. That’s all you need to do. I will no longer need to send out these posts in bulk. I will still send out my posts to the TradArch and Pro-Urb lists. Those who receive them because they are list members do not need to click “Follow.” And if you get my posts through Facebook, Twitter or other social media, you also need not hit “Follow.”

Thank you very much! I look forward to a long future of sending you posts designed to inform, entertain and uplift those who wish for a more beautiful built environment.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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3 Responses to We dodge a Gmail spanking

  1. Reblogged this on Architecture Here and There and commented:

    Whoever has not done so, please click “Follow” to continue receiving these posts! Thank you very much!


  2. SteveMouzon says:

    Yeah, this is a problem today. FWIW, I’ve given up with sending individual emails several years ago for the same reason. I’ve had the best luck with post to the listservs and to Facebook, and Twitter posts about blog posts have also been helpful. Actually, here’s the full list of all the ways I promote blog posts: http://www.nm4db.com/what-how/blog/posts-on-blogs/promoting-posts.html


    • Thanks, so much, Steve! I post to tradarch and proverb. Maybe there are others you might recommend. I post to Facebook, twitter, etc. I’m hoping that folks who had been getting my posts through my bulk sends (now deemed spam!) will simply hit “Follow”!


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