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How to Stop Pinterest Emails and Notifications - Make Quit Emailing Every Re-Pin

Updated on January 29, 2012

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.

I love this website, but the excessive emails are driving me nuts!  What should you do to stop Pinterest emails?
I love this website, but the excessive emails are driving me nuts! What should you do to stop Pinterest emails?
Step One is to Click on Your Name in the Upper Right Hand Corner
Step One is to Click on Your Name in the Upper Right Hand Corner

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.

Step One

Log in to 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.)

Change Email Settings
Change Email Settings

Step Two

Choose the button that says "Change Email Settings."

See the picture to the right.

Lastly, Turn OFF the Email Options and Don't Forget to hit SAVE
Lastly, Turn OFF the Email Options and Don't Forget to hit SAVE

Step Three

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.

Happy Pinning!
Happy Pinning!

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.


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      Cindy Martin 6 weeks ago

      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!

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      Terry Brash 7 weeks ago

      Unsubscribe to Pintrest.

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      Darlene OBrien 7 weeks ago

      Name doesn’t appear in upper right hand corner? Name is on left picture on right? Can’t click on anything you suggested?

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      Kim Hall 2 months ago

      Any email where an unsubscribe link doesn't work is off of my list.

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      Kelly Frederick 6 months ago

      Stop notifications

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      ANONYMOUS 14 months ago

      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 ! :)

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      Constance 23 months ago

      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.

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      Wendy V 23 months ago

      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!

      Bless you!

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      Oliron 23 months ago

      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

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      jacquelyn buchanan 2 years ago

      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.

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      elsie 2 years ago

      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!!!

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      ANONYMOUS 3 years ago

      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.

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      Peggy Moseley 3 years ago

      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???

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      Sarah 3 years ago

      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!

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      Ginny 3 years ago from Arlington, VA

      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! :-)

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      Amy 3 years ago

      What if you are getting pinterest e-mails, but don't have a pinterest account to login to? How stop the spam then?

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      Morgan 4 years ago

      Oh my gosh! You helped so much! My email kept exploding cuz of this.

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      Great hub! The pinterest emails can become very annoying pretty quickly.

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      Cindy 4 years ago

      Thank you so much! I can't wait to see how much this changes the number of e-mails I receive daily!

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      SJerzGirl 4 years ago

      Thank you!! I was wondering how to resolve that issue besides deleting them all one at a time. Ugh.

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      Rachel B 4 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Anna 5 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Nadine B. Hack 5 years ago from Lausanne, Switzerland

      Thank you so much: the email alerts were driving me crazy!

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      Barb 5 years ago

      Thank you! After over 300 repins in one day I was ready to delete my Pinterest Account. Great info!

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thank you-- it was easy.

      I just added my first pins today... and don't need all of those notifications.

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      Lisas-thoughts101 5 years ago from Northeast Texas


      Thanks! on my way to do this now.


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      Gail Heinold 5 years ago

      thank you for that tip!

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      livelovelaugh5 5 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder! Have been wanting to do this for quite some time. I love Pinterest but the emails are just too much!

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      Ramabhadran 5 years ago from Thiruvananthapuram

      Best tips. Thanks a lot.

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      RS 5 years ago

      THANK YOU!!!

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      Ginny 5 years ago from Arlington, VA

      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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      Website Examiner 5 years ago

      That looks like an interesting website with an attractive graphical interface. Your hub has a good layout.