Losing Mental Weight: Purging Email Subscriptions

I tend to sign up for email lists, and most of the time it works okay, since people and companies are getting smarter about not selling their lists. But after a while I start to notice more and more unsolicited emails. Then I go on a purge, unsubscribing from every list that is starting to annoy me. The political ones are especially bad. Fortunately the unsubscribe process has become much easier than it used to be. At the bottom of every email is an Unsubscribe link, sometimes in very tiny font, admittedly. It only takes a minute to go through the process, though some lists make you enter the email address you’re unsubscribing and some don’t.

Afterwards I feel as if I’d lost 10 mental pounds.

One thought on “Losing Mental Weight: Purging Email Subscriptions”

  1. Hi Grace,

    I use another trick as often as I can when giving out my gmail address so that I don’t even have to bother with unsubscribing from a list. It may not be as clean as unsubscribing but I never see the emails again. This trick also allows me to figure out if my gmail address was shared or sold to another entity for inclusion on another list. The trick is to use a unique gmail alias for every different newsletter or website that requires an email address. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/12096?hl=en

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