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Boost email productivity by mass unsubscribing from junk email

Junk email is inevitable. No matter how careful you are when giving out your email address, you’ll eventually receive countless spam messages. There is a solution.

Improving email productivity

Junk email is inevitable. No matter how careful you are when giving out your email address, you’ll eventually receive countless spam messages. At the end of any given day, you may feel that you spent most of your time just cleaning out your inbox and unsubscribing from annoyingly consistent email lists. It can be even more annoying if you receive mobile notifications for each email. In the end, it can eat up hours of your work week. Depending on how many emails you receive and retain, too many spam messages or junk emails can cause you to reach your data limit, which can bump out relevant and important emails.

Unsubscribr is a tool that was created with this problem in mind. Launched last month, “unsubscribr is a website that allows you to easily unsubscribe from bulk, junk and unwanted email.” Because your time is valuable, unsubscribr was designed to be fast, convenient, and easy to use. Once you enter your email address and grant unsubscribr permission to access your email account, you can then begin the analysis of your emails. You have two basic options. You can choose to scan your inbox or trash folder for the last five days for free or you can scan up to thirty days of past emails in multiple folders for a one-time fee of two bucks. After the analysis, you are presented with a list. You can go down the list and select one of two options: unsubscribe or “unsubscribe and delete all.” Unsubscribr will then send an unsubscribe email in your behalf or will automatically take you to the unsubscribe or opt-out page so you can do it yourself.

How the company secures your data

If you’re worried about security, unsubscribr uses OAuth. This means that they never actually see your email address. As a result, they also have no way of sharing or selling your personal and identifying information. Because unsubscribr is new, the website and service is only for those who have Gmail, Yahoo!, and AOL email accounts. If you have any suggestions, the company encourages users to check back often, as unsubscribr is working on improvements and updates.

Unsubscribr can ultimately save you countless hours of menial and tedious email sorting. And with that extra time, you can focus on more important things. Since unsubscibr offers a free account—and one that is only two dollars for as long as you want to use it—it seems like a pretty great solution for an annoying and incessant problem.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Roland Estrada

    March 3, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I use unsubscribe.com. It works really well. I’ve gone from 8 to 10 spams a day to 1 or 2 every other day. Sometimes I’ll go a week without any. Love that!

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