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How To Adjust NextDoor To Minimize Email Notifications

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Did you know you can mute a person or a specific thread or even set up your email to filter just about whatever you want?

Muting A Person

Selecting a person’s name on Nextdoor brings up their profile page. Once there, click on the elipsis (“…”). This will reveal two options (Mute, Report). Choose appropriately. I recommend if someone uses WE to refer to themselves then they should be reported.

Muting A Thread

You can also mute an entire thread. This is especially helpful if the thread has become overrun by local amateur comedians and one specific know it all with a big ego.

Desktop PC/MAC:

1) Go to the thread. Look for three green buttons below the post, but above the blue area where the responses are. The three buttons should be: Thank (or Thanked), Reply (plus the number of replies) and a green triangle.

2) Click on the triangle. This will reveal an option called: Mute discussion. Click that option to mute the discussion. Feel free to select Flag if the content poster refers to themselves as WE.

Mobile Device:

1) Click on the NextDoor’s Home button and look for the thread that is really bothering you deep in your soul. Click on that thread with one of your fingers.

2) Once in the thread, go to the bottom of the post (not the bottom of all the comments). You should see (above the Thanks/Thanked, Reply) an elipsis (“…”) on the right.

3) Click on the elipsis (“…”) and select “Mute discussion.” Feel free to select Flag if the content poster refers to themselves as WE, or otherwise appropriate.

How to set Nextdoor Email Notifications

Desktop PC/MAC:

1) Click on your profile on the green bar in the upper right corner. It should say your first name followed by a white triangle.

2) Select Settings.

3) Select the Email tab under Settings.

4) Select Custom radio button. This will reveal a series of options. Set all of them (except Urgent Alerts) to None. This will stop any emails under these categories from coming to you.

5) In the OTHER EMAILS section farther down the page, click on the little triangle to the left of “Activity that involves you” which will reveal three checkbox items.

6) Uncheck all of them except the last one.

Mobile Device:

1) On the bottom right of your Nextdoor application, click the three horizontal lines forming a square. This will reveal the configuration screen.

2) Click on Settings, then Email Settings on the following page.

3) Choose “Custom” from the radio buttons. This will reveal a series of options.

4) Click on each item (except Urgent Alerts) and set to None. This will stop any emails under these categories from coming to you.

5) On the bottom right of your Nextdoor application, click the three horizontal lines forming a square. This will return you to the configuration screen. Stay with me….

6) Click on Settings, then Email Settings on the following page.

7) Scroll down to OTHER EMAILS and click on “Activity that involves you.” Turn off all except for the last one.

How to set your email program to filter out specific word

Beyond Nextdoor, you can manage how your email program handles incoming emails. Go to the links below for your specific email client to filter very specifically what you don’t want to see.

GMail
Yahoo! Mail
MS Outlook

If you are using another email client, please immediately cancel that account and move to one of the above. 😉

Because I know you AOL users are genetically resistant to switching, here are instructions for how to set up filters in AOL.


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