Normally, I love Pinterest. If you haven't tried it, stop what you are doing and click over to it. It is a phenomenal website that combines bookmarking with photos, allows you to organize your favorite websites into fun groupings and share via social media.
I can't get enough of this site, but every now and then I create a pin that become extremely popular and people re-pin and re-pin and re-pin. For a day or two, it was fun to see emails roll in that showed all of the people who re-pinned my link, but it quickly became problematic. My most popular one was re-pinned over one hundred times, and the email notifications were clogging my inbox.
Read on for a few easy steps to stop receiving unwanted emails from Pinterest and turn off notifications.
Have you thought about using this site to make a Bucket List? A Trip Planner? A Cookbook? Read this article for the best Pinterest tips and tricks.
Log in to Pinterest.com and your user name will appear in the upper right hand corner. Click on your name and then Settings (refer to the picture immediately above for the example.)
Choose the button that says "Change Email Settings."
See the picture to the right.
There are a series of options regarding your email preferences. Select and deselect the ones that suit your desires.
I did not want to receive instant notifications when people re-pinned my links, but chose to see the digest versions periodically.
Now that the e-mail settings are fixed, go on and pin away! Do you have any special ways you organize yours?
I keep all of my family's favorite recipes organized on a single Board.
Please drop a note on how you use Pinterest.
Monica Fleet on July 17, 2020:
How do I stop a Follower from receiving emails advising them about every pin I save to a Board
email@example.com on March 14, 2020:
pinterest is garbage..............................can't get rid of it.
Debra Frederick on June 20, 2019:
Please stop notifications please to many
Kendra on August 22, 2018:
Please tell me how to shut off the notification sending me text messages it only gives me info to stop the email but I have yet to find a way to stop my text messaging even when I take the app off of my phone it's still continue sending me texts I no longer want notifications at all please turn them off or explain to me how
Sharon kaufmann on June 21, 2018:
I am not interested in the least in Pinterest!!!! Stop the pins!!!!!!
Diane Smole Hansen on April 29, 2018:
Please STOP notifications of pins. I do not want to see anymore or I will delete Pinterest all together.
Cindy Martin on November 30, 2017:
I've followed all directions to stop emails from Pinetrest. Nothing works! I demand you do so or I'm going to Chanel 4 News! This is bad bad business. I never signed up. Please Stop immediately!
Terry Brash on November 28, 2017:
Unsubscribe to Pintrest.
Darlene OBrien on November 26, 2017:
Name doesn’t appear in upper right hand corner? Name is on left picture on right? Can’t click on anything you suggested?
Kim Hall on November 07, 2017:
Any email where an unsubscribe link doesn't work is off of my list.
Kelly Frederick on July 08, 2017:
ANONYMOUS on October 31, 2016:
I don't like the aggression of Pinterest. Why ? They are very AGRESSIVE with wanting EVERYBODY'S'S e-mail ! Otherwise they do NOT let anybody in. I find it like a BLACK MAIL place, inclufing my friends and colleagues. When WE go to many sites they DO NOT BLOCK us, sometimes looking at some pictures NOT pinterest side, just still jump in our faces blocking the picture, like a highway robber ! :)
Constance on February 20, 2016:
The Pinterest Settings page is not the same as the picture above 2012.
I too have had great difficulty stopping their emails. Like Oliron, I click unsubscribe and I go no where. However, if I click other options like Help it takes me right to the page. I have tried to work with my settings and even changes my email, but they still come to my previous account. Please respond with current way to unsubscribe.
Wendy V on February 17, 2016:
Thank you SOOO much! Read this this-morning, some hours have passed since altering my profile page as you outlined. Not another e-mail since!
Oliron on February 11, 2016:
Hi can someone help me please , i havent got a pinterest account and i dont want one , but i looked at the site one day briefly and now it keeps sending me emails, im sick of it and cant seem to stop them , when i hit the unsubscribe button on their emails - nothing happens, it wont let me unsubscribe , it tells me to log on if i want to unsubscribe - but i cant as i dont have an account, very frustrating ..any advise please
jacquelyn buchanan on September 21, 2015:
Tried following the instructions - even printed them out. Still having a problem getting to the screen with my name, settling etc. I get my name showing facebook.
elsie on January 30, 2015:
I want to unsubscribe NOW. This has to be the worst page to STOP. I have been trying for at least a week. I do not want any more emails!!!
ANONYMOUS on August 16, 2014:
Is there any way to stop notifications being SENT from my boards? I want my pins showing up in my followers' feed, but NOT in their email inbox.
Peggy Moseley on April 04, 2014:
My name appears at the to right hand corner of the page, but I cannot highlight it to get to my settings. Thank you for your help. Why do they make it so hard to unsubscribe from emails???
Sarah on March 10, 2014:
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been trying to get rid of the notifications for a while now. Didn't realize I need to use the website rather an t h e app to accomplish this! You have saved future hair from being pulled from my head over this!
Ginny (author) from Arlington, VA on March 09, 2014:
Hi Amy, I think you may need to email Pinterest help desk or simply block the emails in your email application. It sounds like someone may have signed up using your email, but the system should have required an account check before it allowed the account to be created. Of course, you can always sign up for an account at Pinterest! :-)
Amy on March 09, 2014:
What if you are getting pinterest e-mails, but don't have a pinterest account to login to? How stop the spam then?
Morgan on January 04, 2014:
Oh my gosh! You helped so much! My email kept exploding cuz of this.
CZCZCZ from Oregon on June 03, 2013:
Great hub! The pinterest emails can become very annoying pretty quickly.
Cindy on May 23, 2013:
Thank you so much! I can't wait to see how much this changes the number of e-mails I receive daily!
SJerzGirl on March 01, 2013:
Thank you!! I was wondering how to resolve that issue besides deleting them all one at a time. Ugh.
Rachel B on January 25, 2013:
Anna on November 02, 2012:
Nadine B. Hack from Lausanne, Switzerland on August 23, 2012:
Thank you so much: the email alerts were driving me crazy!
Barb on July 23, 2012:
Thank you! After over 300 repins in one day I was ready to delete my Pinterest Account. Great info!
Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on April 14, 2012:
Thank you-- it was easy.
I just added my first pins today... and don't need all of those notifications.
Lisas-thoughts101 from Northeast Texas on April 10, 2012:
Thanks! on my way to do this now.
Gail Heinold on March 31, 2012:
thank you for that tip!
livelovelaugh5 on March 22, 2012:
Thanks for the reminder! Have been wanting to do this for quite some time. I love Pinterest but the emails are just too much!
Ramabhadran from Thiruvananthapuram on March 07, 2012:
Best tips. Thanks a lot.
RS on February 15, 2012:
Ginny (author) from Arlington, VA on January 22, 2012:
Thank you WE! It is very addicting and many people like it for the social aspects. I find tons of fun recipes and crochet patterns as well as fun Lego idea for my son. The more I use it, the better it gets. I highly recommend taking a few minutes and exploring it (after turning off the email notifications of course!)
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