Is your inbox cluttered with promotional emails and newsletters, and you receive dozen of new ones every day? Not only is this extremely annoying, but an important, work-related email can get lost among others and you may miss it. When it comes to deleting and organizing emails, sometimes it seems that you are in a vicious circle. However, we have some tips for you, so keep reading this article.
First of all, let’s start with something simple. All companies are required to include the ‘unsubscribe’ link in their emails, and most of them do it (at least the legit ones). So all you have to do is open the newsletter, find that option that is usually located at the bottom of the page, in blue or grey letters, and click on it. On the other hand, not all websites do this, but fortunately, but Gmail has one special feature. It can automatically detect the unsubscribe button and place it right next to the sender’s email address. When you click on it, a new tab will open asking you to confirm your choice. However, if this feature fails and you cannot find that button, simply mark the email as a ‘spam’ and it will automatically be delivered to that folder and deleted after 30 days.
Furthermore, depending on the type of email, newsletters are now divided into their categories –Primary, Social, and Promotions. Since you have to group them in order to be able to quickly delete them, you should type unsubscribe into the search box and you will be presented with all the emails in a single group. However, this will only work for the newsletters that contain the unsubscribe button. Now, all you have to do is to follow the abovementioned instructions.
Since not all companies use email services providers, you might be able to unsubscribe by sending them a response with the subject like ‘Remove Me’. Naturally, this has to be done by the company’s personnel, but a vast majority of them will honor your wishes and remove you from their mailing list. You can also send the company feedback i.e. tell them why you want to unsubscribe from their newsletter. This type of feedback is extremely useful to the people who are running that company’s marketing campaign and you will help them not to make the same mistake again.
Your next option is to use a third-party service. Clearly, this program will have access to all your personal emails and contact information, so you shouldn’t do it if you are not comfortable with sharing this data. Clean Email is one of the many programs that will allow you to get rid of unwanted newsletters and spam emails in just a few easy steps. If you don’t want to waste hours of going through one email at the time, then you should definitely consider using this service. What’s more, this app allows you to organize your mailbox according to your liking. Create new folders and subcategories, label the messages and arrange them. Also, you can block certain addresses or set the program to immediately delete certain messages.
All in all, these are some tips you can use when cleaning and managing your inbox and unsubscribing from numerous newsletters. As you can see, you can do everything manually or you can opt for a service that will facilitate this task.