Two things are true about LinkedIn emails. First, like any company that sends automated emails, there's a way to unsubscribe and/or turn down the volume.
Of course, ain't nobody got time for that, which brings me to the second thing about LinkedIn emails – holy hell there's a lot of them.
LinkedIn knows that this is a running joke. What's harder to hide from? LinkedIn or the NSA?
This might be about to change, if LinkedIn is to be believed.
"Many of you have told us that you receive too many emails from LinkedIn. 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," says LinkedIn's Aatif Awan in a recent blog post.
According to LinkedIn, consolidating connection invitations and group updates, among other things, have helped reduced the amount of emails it's sending by 40 percent. Have you noticed a difference?
Of course, we have to be fair to LinkedIn. Yes, it's been a bit heavy on the send button for many years, but there is also this to consider:
"We also want to remind you that we provide the ability to control which emails you want to receive at your desired frequency. All of our emails have an unsubscribe link at the bottom, and you can visit your Settings page to manage your email experience to your liking."
"We also want to remind you" is LinkedIn's way of saying hey, stop bitching and take five seconds to update your email settings.
Either way, there's hope for your inbox.
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