How to quickly unsubscribe from all junk email: tidy your Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail inbox
Junk mail and marketing messages can be a real nuisance. If you’re not meticulous about unsubscribing from marketing material on a regular basis, your inbox can get out of control with the amount of junk you receive. See also: The 18 best Outlook tips for increasing productivity.
Leave that inbox admin too long and the process of unsubscribing will become a painful task. However, if you’re using Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail/Outlook.com then there is a handy free service called Unroll.me that will scan your inbox and let you remove junk messages for good at the click of a mouse.
In return for this service, Unroll.me requests that you simply share a link promoting it on your Facebook or Twitter feed, which is an acceptable price to pay for a tidy inbox.
Keep in mind that using the Unroll.me service means handing over access to your email inbox; if you’re uncomfortable with that then we’d recommend not using this method.
Here’s how to remove all junk mail from your inbox in seconds.
How to quickly unsubscribe from all junk emails: step one
Go to Unroll.me and click on the “Get started now” button. Enter your email address in the box provided and click Continue.
How to quickly unsubscribe from all junk emails: step two
Unroll.me will then request access to your inbox. If you’re happy with this, enter your login details in the box provided.
How to quickly unsubscribe from all junk emails: step three
Once access is granted, Unroll.me will scan your inbox for junk and marketing messages. Be patient, since this can take several minutes. Once the scan is complete, you’ll be presented with a neat and tidy list of what the service considers to be junk. From here, click on the unsubscribe button and you’ll no longer receive emails from that company.
Note: although Unroll.me claims to unsubscribe you from your junk emails, the service actually just blocks the emails from reaching your inbox, so you’re technically still subscribed to all of your emails. If you wish to allow any emails back into your inbox, simply go to the Edit Subscriptions tab of the Unroll.me website and click Re-subscribe.