Project Administrators – Disabling E-Mail Notifications

The good news is that in the past couple of weeks, thousands of kits have been processed and Family Finder and other results are being returned to participants.  Copies of these notifications are also being sent to project administrators who manage the projects that these people have joined.

Sometimes that’s great – and sometimes not so much – especially when you’re receiving literally thousands of notifications.

I administer or co-administer a variety of types of projects, from surname to haplogroup to geographic and regional projects – and no offense – but I really don’t want to see everybody’s everything – only what’s relevant to the project at hand.

For example, haplogroup project admins generally don’t want to see Family Finder matches of people within their projects.

The good news is that admins can stop what they don’t want, and continue to receive what they do.

Here’s how to do that if you’re a project administrator.

At Family Tree DNA, under your GAP account, select the project you want to modify (at top right) and then click on the “My Account” tab on the top toolbar, then “My Settings” and you will then be presented with a long list of notification settings on the left.

Now, just unclick the ones you don’t want to receive.  It’s that easy.

IMPORTANT – When finished – click on “Save Settings” at the top left of the page – or it won’t!

GAP Notification Selection

5 thoughts on “Project Administrators – Disabling E-Mail Notifications

  1. We quickly caught on once all the notifications began coming in. There was a suggestion, at least with the autosomal matches, that they could distinguish a distant vs a close relationship. For me it still wouldn’t matter since a few people in my project will get close matches, and if they are all in the same project, I get notification on the same people matching each other.

    • This is very important. I want the “close matches” in Family Finder but not the “distant matches.”

      It would also be useful if these were defined clearly and unambiguously. Like so maybe those notices would actually be identifiable in the match list.

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