I have recently begun the arduous process of killing an old email address. In addition to my Parlay email I kept a second address just for my friends and non-work related email, but over time it became a spam-filled black hole, and I found myself missing important emails, invitations and updates from my network. That, coupled with the fact that I am inundated by inbound communications via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter DMs, forced me to rethink my email strategy – it was high time to streamline. So slowly but surely, I’ve been unsubscribing, redirecting, and otherwise notifying people of the change, and that meant removing the ill-fated email address from my LinkedIn profile.
Removing the email address from the LinkedIn main Settings page was easy enough, so I could not understand why I was still getting Group updates to the old address. I checked, double-checked, and yes – like someone obsessing that they may have left the iron on – I checked again. The email address had most definitely been removed, so how was it that Group notices were still filling the wrong inbox? After a little sleuthing on the LinkedIn Help Center I found my answer.
It turns out that the email address where Group communications are sent doesn’t automatically update when you change your primary email address on your main Settings page. You also need to change your individual Group settings. Here’s how you do it:
- Navigate to Groups at the top of your home page
- Select the Group name
- Click the More link under the Group name, then select Your Settings from the dropdown menu
- In Contact Settings, select an email address or add a new one
- Finally, save your changes
According to LinkedIn, your Group communications will start showing up in the new email box within 24 hours. Mystery solved!