Getting too much email on LinkedIn?

Let’s face it, if you participate in social media, you really relinquish all privacy. LinkedIn is one of those places that you often think of as only a “business network” and may not give consideration to what information they gather and share. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn only has about 29 options and they are easy to understand and navigate.

Many social media strategists, myself included, will recommend that you join groups, but that can flood your Inbox. Here’s how to solve that problem.

  1. Group settings
    Each group that you join has email settings. Go to the group and click the ‘More’ tab>My Settings at the top.
    LinkedIn Group SettingsYou can decide if you want to receive emails digested daily, weekly or not at all. You also can control whether or not you allow members from that group to contact you directly. This defaults to checked. If you are getting too much email, uncheck this.LinkedIn Group Settings
  2. Email Privacy Settings
    Under the Privacy Settings (click your name in the upper right of the page, then settings) you can edit your “Email Preferences” to select the types of messages you want to receive, who sends them, and how frequently you get them.
    Types of messages you can receive on LinkedIn
    What types of messages do you want to receive on LinkedIn
  3. Group Privacy Settings
    You can also set some rules inside Group Privacy Settings such as how often emails from groups are digested and whether or not you want to be invited to join groups.
    LinkedIn Group Privacy Settings
    Are you interested in receiving invitations to join specific groups? If so then check this box, if not, uncheck it.
    Receiving LinkedIn Group Invitations

Hopefully, these tips will give you a little more control over your Inbox in the future.

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About Tracy Sestili

Tracy Sestili is CEO and Chief blogger at Social Strand Media. She is also the author of Taking Your Brand from the Bench to the Playing Field -- Social Media Fundamentals for Business.


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