1. On your Twitter Settings page, you see a link for Notices. Click Notices, and you find an area where you can customize how you’d like to be notified when a particular action occurs on your Twitter account.
2. Read the descriptions and click the check box only next to the notices you want to receive. Twitter will send you an e-mail communication when the following things happen:
- Someone starts following you. If someone finds you and decides to follow you, Twitter sends you an e-mail telling you so. If you don’t want this e-mail notification, be sure there is no check mark in the box next to New Follower E-mails.
- You receive a new direct message (DM). Here’s where you decide whether you want your direct messages sent to your cellphone. If you don’t want the text messages on your phone (especially if you don’t have an unlimited data plan), click to remove the check mark from the box next to Direct Text E-mails.
- Twitter has a newsletter to share. Occasionally, Twitter’s founders and bigwigs like to reach out to users to explain new features on the site, or to let you know about changes in the rules (the Terms of Service, or TOS for short). You really need to know about this stuff, so leave the check in the box next to E-mail Newsletter.