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Dec

2011

Tools to help you easily unsubscribe from spam
Written by David Towers   

Control your spamWith 2012 just round the corner, you might be planning on being efficient with the time you spend in your inbox in 2012. If that’s the case, today’s post should prove helpful! In this post, I’ll show you two free services (Unsubscribe.com and Unroll.me) which help you unsubscribe to unwanted email otherwise known as junk email, bulk email or spam!

Why unsubscribe from bulk emails?

I unsubscribe from junk email from retailers like Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Play.com and product or service newsletters from companies like Facebook and Linkedin because each time they come into my inbox I lose time reading them or deleting them! So why not simply take a few minutes to eliminate these time wasting emails completely?

Why do you need help unsubscribing from emails?

Some newsletters and bulk email providers allow a one click unsubscribe, but many of the companies sending out junk email make it tricky to unsubscribe and require you to log in to your account to unsubscribe which can be a real pain, particularly if you’ve forgotten the password! The two solutions identified below help you bulk subscribe to all the newsletters in your inbox and also unsubscribe to the ones which are particularly tricky to unsubscribe from!

Two solutions to help you unsubscribe from junk mail

1. Unroll.me – Bulk unsubscribe from senders

Unroll.me allows you to unsubscribe from emails in bulk. All you need to do is allow Unroll.me to scan your email account and then it will show you a list of senders that you can unsubscribe to. So in less than 5 minutes you can bulk unsubscribe from all the emails that you’ve got in your inbox! Ideal!

The screenshot below shows what the unroll.me interface looks like once you've allowed it to scan your inbox and asked them to unsubscribe you: 

Unroll.me example screenshot

Here is a video showing some of the features:

Unroll.me is currently in beta you may have to wait a few days before getting your password sent through once you've signed up.

2. Unsubscribe.com – Unsubscribe from senders that don’t allow you to

Unsubscribe.com gives you the power of a one click unsubscribe to any email you receive. You’ll need to sign-up and then install a browser plug-in or email client plug-in to get the unsubscribe button, but once you’ve done that it works very well. I have downloaded the plugin for Gmail using Chrome and it works seamlessly. The service is especially useful for emails which don’t provide you with the ability to unsubscribe as Unsubscribe.com will unsubscribe for you! And if the unsubscribe doesn’t work, you can file a complaint against the sender.

The screenshot below shows how I have used the service over the past few days:

 Unsubscribe.com example screenshot

As you can see, unsubscribe.com is helping me reclaim my inbox from junk email!

Here is a video explaining how Unsubscribe.com works:

Conclusion: Stop of all your spam!

So what are you waiting for? Minimise the junk email you’re getting in your inbox today by using Unroll.me and Unsubscribe.com!

I hope this post has been helpful. Please post in the comments if you have any other tips for getting rid of junk email!


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Michael
February 02, 2012
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Nice article! you helped me a lot! Thanks thanks thanks.
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Mickey: mickey@i1ya.ru

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