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New in Basecamp: Get less email from Basecamp!

Posted on April 16, 2015

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When your projects are humming along with a lot of activity (and we hope they are!) you might start receiving lots of email from Basecamp. Sometimes the volume can get overwhelming or repetitive, especially if you keep a close eye on Basecamp throughout the day anyway.

Today we’ve added a new email summary option to help tame the notification beasts. Here’s how it works.

Head over to your Me page and click the Your Basecamp Settings link. You’ll see a new section called “Email frequency.”

Turn on the option that says "Email me a summary every few hours at most." Now Basecamp will roll up all of your notifications and send you a single email every three hours or so. So instead of getting 10 separate emails for 10 new comments as they happen, you’ll get one email containing all 10 comments a little later.

The summary email looks something like this:

The summary will contain anything people notified you about, like new messages, comments, to-do assignments, calendar events, uploaded files, or forwarded emails.

(Don’t worry, Basecamp still has your back! It’ll continue to email you immediately about any events or to-dos that are coming up soon, so you can act on them right away.)

You can also turn this option on or off at any time with the links in the bottom of emails Basecamp sends.

We hope this update makes your inbox a bit more relaxing!