Ways to Avoid Too Much Communication!
If you belong to a number of Meetup groups, you may get a number of emails with subject lines that say "Susie has an idea for the xx Meetup Group" or "Joe likes an idea for the xx Meetup Group".
In February 2010, Meetup introduced a new feature that automatically notifies everyone when an idea is posted or someone indicates that they like the idea (as well as a number of other things). At the same time, they updated members' email settings page with more options. Ultimately, most people ended up getting a LOT more emails than they did in the past.
Given the number of events we can have going on at any point in time, you could end up getting a few too many emails from us (or other groups you belong to) if your email settings aren't set up right.
Follow the instructions below if you'd like to reduce the number of emails you're receiving from your Meetup groups:
- Go to any Meetup page, and in the upper right-hand corner, click on the 'Account' link
- On the left side of the screen, click on 'Membership and Communication'
- You will then see a list of all of the Meetup groups you belong to
- You will see a link under each group for 'Edit email settings' *
- Under 'Group Notifications', I'd suggest removing ALL of the check marks
- Under 'Mailing List Options', I'd recommend selecting either:
'In one daily email' (all emails that day will be combined into a single email) or
'Don't send me mailing list emails' (you'll need to check the website periodically to see what's going on).
- Under 'Automated Meetup Reminders', you can also opt out of receiving the automated reminders that go out for for scheduled events. You just need to make sure that you remember to put events on your calendar that you plan to attend. (You can also avoid the reminders by RSVPing 'no' to an event.)
* Unfortunately, you'll have to go into each group and edit your email settings (they added more options, but eliminated the old view where you could edit the settings for all of your groups all on one page). Tip:
Instead of left-clicking on the 'Edit email settings' link, I'd suggest right-clicking on the link and select 'open in a new tab'. The reason is that once you change your email settings, you end up on that Meetup group's page and in order to change your email settings for another group, you'd have to go back to your account page and start all over again. If you open the link in a new tab, you can simply close that tab when you're done and go back to the tab with the list of your Meetup groups and right-click on the next one you want to update.
Hope this helps!