LinkedIn notes

Some notes on LinkedIn, the professional social network that everyone loves to hate.

How to turn off “Do you know …” emails

LinkedIn was sending me emails titled “Do you know John Smith, Joe Bloggs or Max Mustermann”, which I wanted to stop. The ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email took me to the communications settings page on the LinkedIn web site, without any instruction of what setting to change, and the required settings was no where obvious.

It turns out that the setting is buried within the frequency settings page.

  1. Go to Account & Settings -> Communications tab. Note that the only way I can find to get to this page is either via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email, or via the ‘Privacy & Settings’ link in the dropdown that appears when you hover over your mini profile pic at the right of the top bar.
  2. “Set the frequency of emails”.
  3. Edit “Messages from other members”.
  4. Set “New connection suggestions” to ‘No Email’.

What a strange place to put it, given that it’s not a message from other members!

Last modified: 19/08/2013 Tags:

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