Raise your hand if, every time you go to your email, you find more junk than anything else. I am pretty good about not signing up for subscriptions from too many different companies, yet somehow I still receive more junk than I think I should. I've also found the the Unsubscribe process is either vague or intentionally so time consuming that most people won't bother. It's just easier to continuously delete the emails than it is to try and unsubscribe and that's done purposefully by the companies that want your business!
Now, there is finally a simple way to stop receiving those unwanted emails: Unroll.me
Unroll.me is an online service that will look through your email, list all the subscriptions you have and then give you the option of just checking an X and you will automatically be unsubscribed from those companies. I usually do this twice a year on both my work email and my personal email. I took a screenshot, below, of how many subscriptions were found in my work email (I was too embarrassed to show you the 270 that were found in my personal email! lol)
Once you click continue, it simply lists each subscription and gives you a couple of options:
1. Click Unsubscribe. This will unsubscribe you from all future emails from this company.
2. Click Add to Rollup. Instead of unsubscribing you from the company, you will receive a digest of emails they send based off of a time preference you set and they will no longer show up in your inbox. They will be in a special Unroll.me folder.
It's as simple as that to stop all of those annoying emails you receive with the Unroll.me service and it works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, Windows Live, iCloud Email and AOL Email. Try it for yourself and see!
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