Unsubscribe from Multiple Newsletter Email Lists With Unroll.me

Forget About Unsubscribing From Every Newsletter One by One

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If you're anything like me, you end up wondering how in the world you ended up on so many newsletter email lists at some point. They just keep piling up and I just can't keep up with unsubscribing from every new one I get.

Thank goodness for Unroll.me. If you find yourself handing over your email address often at retail stores to join their customer loyalty programs or online to get free access to useful resources, then you're going to want to use this beautiful little tool to help you manage the avalanche of automated emails that are bound to follow.

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What Is Unroll.me?

Put simply, Unroll.me is an email tool that helps you manage your subscriptions by unsubscribing and bundling the ones you want to keep together in one "daily rollup" email. The tool accesses your email inbox and allows you to easily clean it up with just a few clicks. The main features include:

Automatic unsubscribing: With Unroll.me, you don’t have to click the unsubscribe button and then another confirmation button in a web page when you want to unsubscribe ​for an email list. Unroll.me will list all of your subscriptions for you so you can simply click the "X" button beside the lists you want to unsubscribe from. Unroll.me does all the unsubscribing for you.

Your unsubscribed list: When you unsubscribe from a list, it will show up under your "Unsubscribed" section in case you want to add it to your rollup or bring it back to your inbox at a later time.

Your daily rollup: The daily rollup is sort of like a digest letter that combines all the email list subscriptions you want to keep and delivers them to you at a predetermined time of day. This is great for keeping your inbox organized since all the subscriptions you still love (but not enough to receive them in your inbox) are delivered to you in one convenient place.

What's going to your inbox: You can specify which email subscriptions you want to be sent to your inbox if it doesn't belong in the rollup with all the others.

Your newest subscriptions: Here's where all your currently unmanaged subscriptions are lurking. Instead of leaving them there, consider unsubscribing from the unimportant ones, adding the important ones to your rollup and putting the really important ones in your inbox.

Is Unroll.me for Everybody?

Not exactly. If you get a lot of email, but all those emails come from actual people and not from mailing lists, then Unroll.me probably won’t help you that much (unless they plan to add any other email management features in the future, which is very possible).

The tool also only works with some of the most popular and free email platforms, so if you're using a company email address, you won't be able to use it. Unroll.me currently works with Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Windows Live, Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail and iCloud.

Getting Started with Unroll.me

Unroll.me is free to use, although you may be asked to promote the service via social media at some point after managing several subscriptions. After entering your email address, you'll need to give Unroll.me permission to connect to your email account.

You can even take advantage of the official Unroll.me iOS app to manage your email subscriptions while on the go. You can do everything you can with the tool on the web on mobile too, in a clean and easy to use layout.

Pro Tip: Use the Rollup!

I was originally attracted to trying out the tool because I needed a faster and more painless way to unsubscribe from over a hundred lists. The rollup was something I didn't start using until later.

Not all emails deserve to show up in your inbox, but not all need to be unsubscribed from either, and that's exactly what makes the rollup so useful. In addition to getting a daily rollup email, your rollup also shows up as a folder in your email account so you can check it whenever you want while keeping your inbox as clean and tidy as possible!

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