Too Many Mailing Lists? Unsubscribe with Ease
On Cyber Monday, my inbox took me on a walk down memory lane. PETCO sent me a great deal on cat food even though my cat Buck died 4 years ago. Rick Steves sent me some European Backroads holiday travel tips even though I’d be crazy to take my 5-year-old twins on a trek through France.
Meanwhile, all of my important emails were buried under a pile of old mailing lists that I never got around to unsubscribing. I wanted to get off those lists, but I didn’t have the time to open each email, find the links, and make sure that I wasn’t accidentally handing my email address to spammers.
With Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Application developer OtherInbox (OIB), there is now an easy way to tackle this problem. Using OIB’s Automatic Organizer application (which you can find in the lower left hand corner of your Yahoo! Mail), you can now easily and safely unsubscribe from those unwanted (although once desirable) mailing lists. Here’s how:
1) Click on Automatic Organizer application and follow the sign up prompts
Automatic Organizer helps clear your inbox by putting the commercial email and social networking messages you actually DO want into appropriately labeled folders like OIB shopping, finance, and news. Now those messages are organized in category-specific folders, rather than scattered throughout your inbox.
2) Create another folder called “OIB Unsubscribe”
When you drag any emails (like from PETCO) into that folder, you will be unsubscribed from that list.
That’s it! Automatic Organizer takes it from there. Behind the scenes, OIB will safely unsubscribe you from that list by working with global email compliance company Lashback. Until you get off the list, all emails from PETCO will go directly into that folder.
With this application and others that are available in Yahoo! Mail, we’re working with the developer community to make your Yahoo! Mail experience the best it can be. Give it a try, and tell us about your experience.