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LinkedIn Tips and Traps - Step 5 - Get the emails you want  (Updated November 20, 2017.)

LinkedIn sends you emails you don't want -- and doesn't send you emails you do want.

LinkedIn sends several emails per week to induce you to visit the website -- such as "Check out Mary Smith's new photo." You can quickly limit the spam and still get the ones you actually want.

We recommend following this procedure to control your email settings:

1. For emails from LinkedIn groups -- such as the HPAA's "HP Connections" group -- go to
-- which lists all the groups that you are a member of. Check the settings for each group.

a. The email address in the window is probably whatever the primary email was on your account at the time you joined that particular group -- which may be a former personal or work address. For some reason, LinkedIn does not simply track your current primary address,

b. To keep up with the group, check all the boxes.

c. Remember to "Save Changes." <smile>

2. For the other types of email, there is a checkbox somewhere in the dozens of confusingly-named account settings: https://www.linkedin.com/settings/summary

However, due to the ambiguous names for the settings, it is easiest to handle each type of email as it comes in. In an unwanted email, scroll down past the content and click the "Unsubscribe" link in tiny, faint blue type all the way at the end of the email.

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