Every once in awhile I’ll get emails from people who are baffled as to how one can stop getting email notifications from the PlentyofFish dating site. Of course, this is understandable because the opt out process for certain Plenty of Fish notifications is difficult to find on the user interface and in the case of some emails it’s near impossible to unsubscribe. Below, I’ll walk you through the process of managing your POF email settings.
First, there is the issue of email notifications for when another user either sends you email or adds you to their favorites, in addition to local event notifications. You can change these settings by clicking on the “Edit Profile” link in the top menu and then clicking on the “Mail Settings” link as show in the picture below.
Next you scroll all the way to the bottom of the that page to eventually find the email notifications section which looks like this:
Obviously if you don’t want any of these notifications then you simply click “no” to all the options and then click “Update Mail Settings” to save it.
Stopping the Plenty of Fish Customer Care Emails
Finally, there are those weekly customer care emails that PlentyofFish likes to send which simply remind us that we have new matches, in addition to haphazardly revealing our passwords in plain text. The emails tend to look like this:
Unfortunately these can not be stopped according to POF’s passive aggressive help section which says the following:
You can stop message notifications (sent out when you get a message) in Mail Settings. Unfortunately you cannot stop the “latest match” emails usually sent out on Mondays – if these are a problem we’ll delete your account upon request.
So as you can see, Markus just likes being a dick, and if you want to use his service than you are subjected to his pointless “latest match” emails while also displaying his disregard for the security of your password. And all you can do to stop it is delete your account.
Though if you do want to keep using Plenty of Fish and not have those pesky customer care emails show up in your inbox, then it may be best to setup a simple filter in your email program and have them go straight to the trash.
Hope that helps those who were looking for POF email solutions.