If one of your goals in 2017 is to have a tidier email inbox, then make your task easier by unsubscribing from unwanted emails. If having a tidier email inbox isn’t one of your goals in 2017, well maybe it well become one when you find out how easily you can unsubscribe from email lists.
Perhaps you’re still getting email notifications about special deals from a quilting website you shopped at five years ago for your Aunt Millie’s birthday. You probably don’t want to get emails about discounts on quilting supplies when you’re not a quilter, but you send the emails to trash instead of bothering to unsubscribe.
These unwanted emails can pile up, cluttering your inbox and wasting your precious time. By using these tools you can save time, both in unsubscribing and in never having to see these emails in your inbox ever again.
Unsubscribing Using the Unsubscribe Link – The Harder Way to Do It
You could simply unsubscribe from emails by clicking the unsubscribe link. Many emails come with an Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the message. But often that link is difficult to find, hidden in small print or a light font so you have to hunt to find it.
Unroll.me is a free website that lets you unsubscribe from email lists easily. Sign up for an account and link your email address. You will need to give Unroll.me permission to view and manage your emails and your contacts.
Unroll.me works with Outlook.com (including Hotmail, MSN, & Windows Live), Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, and iCloud.
Unroll.me will find subscription emails in your inbox and list them for you at their website. You can click which ones you no longer wish to receive and unsubscribe from them all at once.
=> For my full review of Unroll.me, see Unroll.me – Get Control of Your Inbox!
If you want a cleaner inbox but still want subscription emails, you can add subscriptions to an Unroll.me digest called a Rollup which will be emailed to you daily. This digest arrives in your email inbox once a day and is filled with the subscription notices you’ve received within the past day.
Instead of receiving 29 email messages in a day, for example, you’d receive one, the Rollup from Unroll.me with 29 notices in the message.
Click on any of the notices to read the full subscription email. You can also find your daily Rollup digests at the Unroll.me website, where you can filter them for shopping, travel, news, etc.
Here’s a video showing how Unroll.me works:
Unroll.me now has an app for iPhone and iPad so you can unsubscribe when you’re on the go. You can also use the app to view and manage your Rollup. Unroll.me app for iPhone and iPad
Google recognizes how hard it is to find Unsubscribe links buried in emails so it has added a feature to Gmail to make unsubscribing easier. Now, instead of having to hunt for the Unsubscribe link, you can find it at the top of your Gmail message.
When Gmail finds an Unsubscribe link in an email message , it adds the link to the top of the message so you can find it more easily. Click on Unsubscribe and a confirmation window will appear.
Confirm that you want to unsubscribe and you will either be taken to the Unsubscribe page of the sender or get a notice from Gmail that you should be unsubscribed.
Mail App on iPhone and iPad
If your iPhone and/or iPad has been updated to iOS 10, the Mail app has a new Unsubscribe feature. When the Mail app detects that an email is from a subscription service, the app will notify you that “This message is from a mailing list.” An Unsubscribe link will be added to the top of the email message.
Tap Unsubscribe to remove your email address from the subscription list. You can also tap the X on the right side of the notification to remove it.
=> See other handy features of iOS 10 in 20 New iOS 10 Features That Will Spoil You.
Is one of your New Year goals to have a tidier inbox? Have you used any of these tools to unsubscribe from emails?
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