The man himself found himself in a similar boat, despite NOT EVEN HAVING A LINKEDIN ACCOUNT.
Essentially, pop-pickers, if you get LinkedIn emails, even if you don't have an account, or have deleted your account, there is a cunningly hidden email opt-out form.
And it is here - LinkedIn: Please tell us to fuck off, whereby you get to send them a nice email asking to go an a Do Not Contact list
Subject: Add My Email To Do Not Contact ListAnd I sent them a nice picture, because the mail form allows attachments.
Congratulations on being the web's top business-based social networking website.
Sadly, as I am not a git, I have no wish to be a member. Please stop sending me emails.
Just stop it.
I don't want them, because I am not a git.
That ought to do it.
Update: Not counting chickens, but that appears to have done it. Thanks, TV's Dave Gorman!