Sudden Twitter and Pinterest Email Digests: How to Opt Out

16 June 2012

You may have noticed that in the past few weeks, you started receiving digest-type emails from Twitter and Pinterest. While these emails may contain some information that is useful to you, they may have come as a surprise. This guide shows you how to to opt out of these emails if you wish to.

Twitter

On May 14, 2012, Twitter announced that they would be sending out weekly email digests that claim to share “the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.”

The digest also includes what they call, “also features the most engaging Tweets seen by the people you follow, even if you don’t follow those who wrote them.” You can click through on these and see the details of who retweeted or favorited those tweets.

If you want to opt out of these emails, simply go to your notification settings. At the bottom of this page, you’ll see the settings for “Updates.” The weekly digest is the bottom option. Uncheck that box if you don’t want to receive them.

twitter email opt out

Don’t forget to click “Save Changes” when you’re done.

Pinterest

Late in May 2012, Pinterest began sending out weekly emails that include:

  • Your Weekly Stats: How many people started following you and who they are.
  • Popular Boards: These appear to be boards that are popular amongst Pinterest in general and seemingly related to the interests you’ve indicated
  • Pins You’ll Love: These appear to be popular pins from people that you follow.

If you don’t want to receive these emails, you can find a link at the bottom of the email to change your preferences. Or go to “Settings”:

 

Choose “Change Email Settings”:

pinterest email opt out

 

There, you can turn the digest email settings to “Off”:

 

Don’t forget to click “Save Settings” when you’re done.

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