If you feel this way, know that you are not alone! I hear this complaint frequently by clients and by professionals that I meet for the first time.

I bring you Good News!

It doesn’t have to be so. If you will only spend some time adjusting your Settings tabs to match your comfort level, then you can effectively manage what might now seem like an out-of-control flow of emails.

Let me explain. At LinkedIn’s extreme right side of its toolbar is a miniature picture of You. Click on it and go to “Privacy & Settings”.

Below the section that displays a summary of your primary email address, account type, purchase history and # of InMails available there are 4 tabs on the left side of the page. These are



*Groups, Companies & Applications


Each tab opens up an array of options for turning on or off notifications. For example, under the Profile tab the following Privacy Controls are shown:


Few platforms–to my knowledge–give this many choices to control what gets seen or what notifications go out. Perhaps LinkedIn should do a better job of making these features known to its members.

It gets better! Under the Communication tab the following items are shown for your preference selections.

Member Communications

LinkedIn Communications

Next, under the Group tab there are the following areas available for adjustment:

Explore each of these areas (and others that I have not highlighted here) and I am confident that you will tame those email nightmares. These 20 dashboards sure make my LinkedIn experience more enjoyable and I hope this information brings you greater satisfaction also.

By Gary Kissel | LinkedIn Strategist | Speaker | Author