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LinkedIn emails driving you nuts?

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I’ve lost count of the number of times people say they’ve had it with LinkedIn because they “get too many LinkedIn emails”. Change your LinkedIn Group email settings, people!

Filtering and managing the volume of LinkedIn email is a crucial if you want to remain sane. LinkedIn makes it easy to constrain and shape the email your receive.

However, let’s pause for a moment… Before adjusting the frequency and type of emails you receive (which is easy to do, trust me) the first thing to do is review your Group memberships. If you’re in a Group, but can’t remember why you joined, the time has come to cut and run.

“I refuse to join any Group that would have me as a member”

We all dip in and out of Groups, depending on what initiatives or industry sectors we need to know about. Time marches on, things change and those Groups become redundant.

There probably several ways to leave a Groups on LinkedIn, but here’s how I do it:

  • Mouse over Groups in the navigation, click on Your Groups, and scroll to identify redundant groups.
  • Click on a Group name and mouse over the More tab in that Group’s sub-navigation.
  • Click on Your Settings, scroll down and look right for the grey ‘Leave Group’ button.

Leaving a Group a quite a long-winded process. I’d be interested to hear of any quicker method.

Assuming your Group membership is now aligned with your LinkedIn objectives, it’s time to adjust the amount and type of emails you get from those Groups:

  • Mouse over your name and choose Settings.
  • Click on Groups, Companies and Applications
  • Click on Set the Frequency of Group emails and choose from the options.

Finally, refine your general LinkedIn Email Settings.

  • While in the Settings page Find Email Preferences and work through the  options.
  • The two most important ones (that constrain the volume of mail you receive) are Type of message and Frequency of message.

All done!

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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Mari-Lyn 25/01/2012, 11:38 pm

    If you just go to the group you want to leave – go to settings and at the bottom there is a button, leave group – click and you are done.

    Thanks for this topical message.

  • Mick 26/01/2012, 9:31 am

    Of course! Thanks Mari-Lyn

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