linkedin_emailWhen you initially signed on LinkedIn you registered an email address to send you copies of messages that appear on your LinkedIn message feed.

I offer you a few tips on your primary email address, and others, you may have:

  1. Own a small business? If your business email address has your company name in the domain name (like, you are fine, but if not, like, your ability to edit your company profile page is nearly impossible. Do what I had to do: open a new email address with the company name identifiable in the domain name and when you set it up, point everything that comes to that new address to the one you normally use. Then go to the LinkedIn Help Desk and send a task to tell LinkedIn that the business email address associated with being that administrator on your company profile page has changed. Now that you went to all that effort, keep your company profile page up to date with news releases and articles you curate to inform and nurture your company profile page followers.
  2. Register an alternative email address (other than the one you started with on LinkedIn) for all Group communications, done so one Group at a time, in the top right of the Group’s homepage. If you are like me, being in multiple groups leads to many emails everyday that gum up my email box. So I send my Group communications to another mail box AND make a point of checking that box regularly.
  3. Register an alternative email address with LinkedIn just in case you need it: to help make sure you never get locked out of your account (it happens-a lot!). Add a work and a personal email, as a backup in case you lose access to your primary email address that you use with LinkedIn (if you change jobs and/or lose access to work email). Here‘s how.
  4. Keep on top of all messaging coming to you via LinkedIn, of course, and there is really no reason to miss an opportunity via a message since it comes to you on your Home Page on LinkedIn AND via email.
  5. Beware of phishing emails you receive that seem to come from LinkedIn. This is an increasingly dangerous situation and can lead to real trouble. LinkedIn’s warning and advice on this topic can be found here.

Do you have any other email tips on LinkedIn you want to share?