How To Stop Slack Email Notifications

Slack is a highly utilized communication platform among businesses, utilized to foster effective collaboration and elevate efficiency. As a Slack user, you may have experienced an inundation of email notifications from the platform. While these notifications serve the purpose of keeping you informed about your team’s actions, they can also be disruptive and may overflow your inbox.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of turning off Slack email notifications.

Step 1: Access Slack

Open Slack on your desktop or mobile device and log in to your account. You can’t change your Slack email notification settings from your email account. You must do it from within the Slack application.

Step 2: Open Preferences

Once you have logged in, click on your workspace name in the top left corner of the screen. A menu will appear. Click on “Preferences” in the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Go to Notifications

On the Preferences page, look for the “Notifications” tab on the left sidebar and click on it.

Step 4: Change Email Notifications

After opening the Notifications page, you should see a section titled “Email notifications”. This is where you can control how often Slack sends you email notifications. The default setting is “Direct messages and mentions”, which means Slack will send you an email every time you receive a direct message or someone mentions you.

To stop receiving email notifications, simply click on the dropdown menu under “Email notifications” and select “Never”. This will stop all email notifications from Slack.


And there you have it! You can now enjoy a clutter-free email inbox from Slack notifications. Keep in mind that even though you’ve turned off email notifications, you’ll still receive in-app notifications based on your other settings. You can adjust these settings in the same “Notifications” section of the “Preferences” menu. Happy Slacking!