Saturday, May 4, 2013
Make Unsubscribing from Mailing Lists Easy!
Because of my recent post about de-cluttering your email inbox, I've been thinking more about the process of unsubscribing in general. I mean, it's not particularly hard, but it got me to wondering how many lists I'm actually subscribed to. I could think of a few off the top of my head, because I actually enjoy those newsletters, but every so often I'll get a random email catalog and be like, "When did I sign up for this?" Lol.
I stumbled across a very interesting app today that helps clarify this question of "What am I subscribed to?" and makes it very easily to both unsubscribe from them and also to combine all of the subscriptions you do want into one post (instead of the dozen or so posts that you may normally receive from all the various places you've subscribed to).
Unroll.me is a free website to sign up for. It scans your (Gmail or Yahoo) inbox in about 20 seconds and then lists out all the subscription lists you're on. It actually found about fifty subscription lists that I was on! I had no idea! I ended up unsubscribing from 35 of them and then "rolled up" the remaining 17 of them into one daily digest. Since I just did this today, I haven't actually read the daily digest version of my subscriptions yet, but the idea of having all my newsletter/catalog mail in one tidy email really appeals to me.