Linden Lab Announces Email Preference Changes


On Tuesday 7th December Linden Lab announced that soon they will be adding an additional setting that controls whether you receive group notices in email. The lab are rolling out this change in stages. If residents wish to receive group notices in email then you will need to visit the web page and opt in.

I think for many this change will be very useful indeed to keep updated on the latest group notices from inworld via email. I personally think this is a good thing to have turned on.

  • When the full rollout of the change is complete on December 15, residents will have the option to opt-in or out of offline communication preferences separately for offline IMs and offline group notifications.
  • The web page for opting in to receiving group notifications will go live on December 8, 2021 but some preference updates will not be applied until December 15. 

Here is the full blog post…

Happy December! 

We will soon be adding an option to email notification preferences. Currently, you can choose to receive IMs in your email when you are not logged in to Second Life. There will now be an additional setting that controls whether you receive Group notices in email.

These settings are moving from the Viewer Preferences window to https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_email. A verified email address is still required for receiving these notifications.

We are rolling this change out in stages. If you change your settings, it may be up to two weeks before it takes effect.


The default for the new setting affecting Group notices will be OFF. If you wish to receive Group notices in email, you will need to visit the web page and opt in.

This change is motivated by feedback from our community as well as residents frequently marking Group Notice emails as spam.  We want emails to our residents to be as relevant and useful as possible! 
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When the full rollout of the change is complete on December 15, residents will have the option to opt-in or out of offline communication preferences separately for offline IMs and offline group notifications.  In the past if residents requested offline communication you would receive both IMs and group notifications when you were not inworld; with this change residents will not receive offline group notifications unless they explicitly ask for them.  They will still receive offline IMs if they subscribed to offline notifications before the change.  


The web page for opting in to receiving group notifications will go live on December 8, 2021 but some preference updates will not be applied until December 15.  If a resident does not explicitly sign up for offline group notifications before December 15 they will stop receiving them after that date.
Any preference changes made after December 15 will go into effect immediately.

If a resident has requested no offline communications the preference will not change.

Will you opt in or opt out to receive group notifications via email ?

3 thoughts on “Linden Lab Announces Email Preference Changes

  1. This is an interesting move. I have been receiving group notifications in my email for some time now. The page for opting in already went live for me and I check it so I can “continue: to receive. I guess the move is to allow the separate choice of IMs and/or Group Notices.

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  2. As a live-mix DJ, I’m in many live performance and party groups that post frequent notices. These tend to clog up my email threshold and stop important IM’s from coming in once the limit is reached. I don’t want to receive all those notices in my email. Turning that off by default is a great. I’m looking forward to that being the norm. I for one will not opt-in to Group Notices by email. You anyway can’t attend a party if you’re not in-world so what’s the point of receiving party notices every 15-30mins when not in-world? I love that LL is finally turning this off by default and making it op-in only.

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