How to get rid of unwanted emails in Gmail
Having thousands of unwanted emails is not liked by anyone. You clean up your Gmail thinking that you will have the clean email list but again the very next day you get to see some unwanted newsletters and promotional emails.
Everyone wants to be decluttered with unwanted stuff. Cleaning your Gmail can be the biggest nightmare for you especially if you have thousands of unwanted emails. Sometimes you may have a situation in which your very important email is lost between useless emails related to promotions. Unless and until you don’t unsubscribe to those services, you can’t get rid of the flood of emails. So what should you do? Should you sit and unsubscribe to all the services spending hours(in case of a huge number of subscriptions)? The answers to these two questions are obviously ‘No’. There are many automated tools are available which helps you unsubscribe unwanted services in just a few minutes and that too for free.
You can use a free online service which lets you to easily unsubscribe to unwanted services. Unroll.me is the free service which you can use to easily unsubscribe. But before heading over to this site, you must know that this site got many backlashes. It was allegedly selling user’s data to Uber. In case you are not comfortable using this site for privacy reasons, then we will suggest another option as well.
How to use unroll
In case, you still want to choose the easier option like Unroll.me then follow these steps to unsubscribe.
1: visit unroll.me
2: Next you will be asked to sign in with your email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook etc.
3: If you want to clean up Gmail then sign up using ‘Sign in with Google’. Next click on ‘I agree’. If you have already signed in then you will directly see something like the below screenshot. Otherwise, you must sign in and grant permission to Unroll.
4: Next this site will gather the information of services which you have subscribed. Meanwhile, you will see some features of Unroll.
5: Unroll will quickly show the number of subscriptions which you have currently.
6: Click on start editing and you will find a bunch of services which have subscribed accidentally or by your wish. Just hit the unsubscribe button one by one.
How to remove Unroll
You can delete unroll account after using its service in case you don’t want to risk your data privacy. The process of removing unroll account or disassociating unroll from your Gmail is very easy. Follow these steps to remove unroll:
1> Go to accounts.google.com
2> under “Sign-in & security,” click “Connected apps & sites”
3>click “Manage apps.” You must have given permissions to other apps as well apart from the Unroll app.
4> Click on Unroll/ other apps which you want to remove. After clicking, you will get to know what are the permissions a particular app has.
5> If you want to remove the app then click Remove > click OK.
6> You have successfully removed the Unroll app and it can’t collect any data anymore.
We suggest you use Unroll.me for your secondary/less important email accounts for being on the safer side. Let us talk about the alternative of this service.
You can use the + sign to add filters to new subscriptions.
If you are a Gmail user, you can create alternative email addresses to filter certain kind of emails. Whenever you are signing in for newsletters, you can always add a “+” sign and a tag (for example, tech, shopping, news etc.) to your email address.
Let’s assume you are signing up for a tech website newsletters. You need to enter the email address as [yourname][email protected] You shouldn’t worry about this kind of addresses as you will get the email as usual. However, you can filter them accordingly.
You need to go to your Gmail account and create a filter for all emails sent to this email address to get a specific tag or get filtered to a specific label. This method is super easy and safe from your data point of view as you are filtering the emails by tags which you have provided.
Unroll’s service is super easy to use but considering your data privacy we can’t suggest you use its services for your primary email. The filter method which we discussed seems to be a better option for your primary email. If you feel certain app can steal your data, you should always remove the app from connected apps and sites list. You can remove suspicious apps from Facebook as well by visiting Facebook account > Settings > Apps. Comment down below and tell us about any better alternatives to both the methods.