How many emails do you get in an average day? How many of them do you actually read? How many do you automatically delete? Why don’t you just go in and unsubscribe?
I know, I am with you on this one. Our inboxes are inundated daily with little ditties from all of the sites we’ve ever ordered from, subscriptions we signed up for due to a passing interest, and information that made sense for us years ago, but now seems sort of silly. What to do?
Rather than go through each email to find that tiny 5-point font “unsubscribe” link hidden at the bottom, here is an idea that could help you tidy up that overstuffed inbox. Check out Unroll.me. This simple online tool hooks to your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and more! After giving it permission to link to your email client, it will populate a page with your subscriptions and you can simply unsubscribe from any lists you are no longer interested in.
For example, perhaps you no longer read the weekly Origami Update or the daily email about Hummingbird Migration (no offense to hummingbirds, I happen to be a big fan of the little guys), with Unroll.me you will be able to easily unsubscribe from all the bothersome emails all at once and in one place. Perhaps you would like to keep some emails, but would rather receive them all at one time, you can organize, or “roll up” a group of emails into one email and choose to receive it morning, afternoon or evening.
Now, about that old fashioned inbox that we refer to as a mailbox. PaperKarma is a handy app that allows you take a picture of the junk mail you no longer wish to receive, the mailer will be contacted to remove you from their distribution list. Tada! Less paper mail, less digital mail, more time!
PS. I hope that you found the above information quite helpful and do not choose to “unroll” me.
PPS. Thank you!
*Thank you to Vertical Response for the image!