5 ways to manage your LinkedIn email

LinkedIn promises to stop spamming you and announces two updates that reduce the number of emails you receive. Here’s a look at other ways you can cut down on the email clutter.

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LinkedIn was once notorious for flooding yourinbox with everything from job alerts to news digests. The good news: The social network has cut back how often it sends you messages.

In a blog post in late July, LinkedIn acknowledged its overzealous email approach: “Many of you have told us that you receive too many emails from LinkedIn,”wrote Aatif Awan, senior director of product management at LinkedIn, in a blog post. “We’re also not immune to the late night talk show host jokes. We get it. And we’ve recently begun to make changes so that the emails you receive are more infrequent and more relevant.”

Included in those changes are updates to the frequency of LinkedIn invitations and Groups messages. If you tend to receive many invitations to connect, LinkedIn started bundling these notifications into one email sent weekly. Similarly, if you subscribe to several LinkedIn Groups, the social network now aggregates the updates into one single email.

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While LinkedIn says users have reacted to these changes positively —for every 10 emails it used to send, it’s removed four of them, which has cut user complaints in half — you are still able to fine-tune which emails you receive and how frequently you receive them.

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