All Things oDesk
July 7, 2010 by Mollie Carter

We’ve released a new version of our Email Preferences page, giving you even more control over the communications you receive from oDesk.

We know you’re busy.  Our emails are designed to give you pertinent information and allow you to take action as efficiently as possible.  However, if you manage a large remote team or are hiring for many positions, and you already sign into your oDesk account multiple times a day, some of these emails may be redundant. You now have more options for managing the emails you receive:

  1. Go directly to the Email Preferences page within your Message Center and select the emails you no longer wish to receive.  Individual emails are listed by category, such as job applications, contracts, etc.
  2. oDesk emails contain a link in the footer to manage your email preferences.  Clicking these links takes you to your preferences where the email type you clicked will be called out.

Keep in mind, some emails are not optional, such as those alerting you that your password has changed and other security related communications.


Mollie Carter

Director of Freelancer Marketing

As director of freelancer marketing, Mollie Carter brings to Elance-oDesk extensive marketing experience in the Internet and software industry. As a senior manager at PayPal, she was part of the founding team for PayPal’s first telesales organization, helping to build the team to an astounding $50M in annual revenue. While director at PayPal, Mollie led the Merchant Acquisition Marketing and Consumer Engagement Marketing divisions, developing… read more

  • Rigdha

    This is a nice feature and what would be even nicer is being able to respond to the email directly from the odesk notification email if someone else has sent us an email. i.e. a contractor has replied to a thread, it’d be great to be able to quickly hit the reply button without having to login to oDesk.

    This is especially needed for someone who does a lot of work on the phone. odesk doesn’t have a blackberry app yet and the site isn’t useful from the blackberry browser so being able to reply to an email from a client would be a decent workaround until we can get support for blackberries.

  • ahmed bousbia

    Great update.. It will save a lot of time checking email updates.. Thanks

  • americainvisanow

    thas great

  • Abdul muqeet

    Really it is a great option added by odesk

  • sachin

    This is great feature added by odesk.

    Is there any way to configure odesk mail account with outlook or any other email client.


  • http://Noneatpresent Ernie Cordell

    I’m glad this functionality was added: Every communication has its appropriate place; sometimes it helps to prune one source of information rather than lose golden nuggets amidst the chaff.

  • Buy Home

    Great! I was in search of such advanced features at Odesk.

  • Jawad

    Woow great, odesk is amzaing thanks

  • Abdullah Bin Laique

    Nice feature very useful thanks..

  • Amina

    its great, saves time to check again and again.

  • shakeel naseem

    i am looking for odesk teem

  • blsoft

    Will be very usefully for slow network

  • PrintCountry

    Great update.. It will save a lot of time checking email updates.. Thanks!

  • Maqsood

    Thanks for this feature. It is very useful.

  • Freelancer Fly

    this definitely will reduce the number of times I have to check my email!