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November 6, 2010

Unsubscribe.com – Get Off the List

Sick and tired of all those annoying marketing pitches and business newsletters clogging your email inbox? Unsubscribing from each email individually can take hours—assuming you’re even able to find the magic button that takes you off the company’s list. That is, unless you’re using Unsubscribe.com for the job. The innovative website lets people unsubscribe from any mailing list with the click of a button. In a matter of minutes, you can lessen your load and cut down on the clutter that’s been dragging you down.

Unsubscribe.com works in conjunction with all the most popular email clients and web browsers, which means that people who use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to access their Gmail, Windows Live Mail, Yahoo Mail, or AOL Mail can get started using Unsubscribe.com with very little effort. Just head to the signup screen, input your email account information, select a package, and you’re ready to start. Unsubscribe.com lets you choose whether or not you want to download an extension or plug-in to be integrated into your email client. If you’d rather not download the plug-in, you can instead choose to forward all of your unwanted mailing list emails to [email protected]. When an annoying marketing newsletter comes your way, just click the “Unsubscribe” button you’ve downloaded, or forward the message on and never look back.

Not only does Unsubscribe.com save you time by automating the unsubscribing process, but it also increases the chances that the email marketer in question will actually take you off its list. Unsubscribe.com makes sure of this, by constantly monitoring its system to continue blocking emails from certain senders, even when they’ve changed their email address or company information. For anyone who wants less junk mail and more free time, Unsubscribe.com is an application to try.

Practical Uses:

  • Stop receiving marketing pitches from your cell phone provider
  • Save time by not having to contact companies directly to get off their email lists
  • Reduce the chances of junk mail infecting your computer with a virus
  • Get off the email lists of persistent online retailers

Insider Tips:

  • Review your daily/weekly summary email to see all your subscription requests
  • Requests can take up to 10 days to go through
  • Unsubscribe.com will let you know when your attention is needed for a certain request to be approved
  • Download the plug-in or simply forward annoying emails to Unsubscribe.com

What we liked:

  • The application works with all the most popular email clients
  • Weekly summary emails notify you if you need to input information to make a unsubscribe request complete
  • Ability to view all of your Unsubscribe.com requests for a given week
  • The support staff can reinstate most subscriptions that were unsubscribed from accidentally

What we didn’t like:

  • Unsubscribe.com charges a fee for users who want to unsubscribe from more than five marketers per month

Alternatives:

  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Santa Monica, California
  • Founded by: Joshua Roth, Wil Schroter, and James Siminoff
  • Web site: https://www.unsubscribe.com

Costs:

  • Unsubscribe from five emails per month for free
  • Unsubscribe from unlimited emails for $19/year

Comments

  1. Does not work with Yahoo

    I cannot get this to work with yahoo mail. Nothing on the website, no tutorial.

  2. Ellen

    Some of my personnel emails went to unsubscribe. How can I stop that?

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