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Project: Unsubscribe

posted by Sarah on February 12, 2010 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • http://backtome.typepad.com samantha jo campen

    I’m with you! Have been doing that slowly this week and it feels GOOD!

  • Mo

    Great idea. I am unsubscribing to as much as I can. Unfortunately gmail is not folder based so it is all or nothing. But I feel better already just thinking about fewer emails!

  • http://www.kellimcelhinny.com Kelli

    I just did this last night! I felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. Plus, I consolidated the blogs that are still of interest into my RSS feed reader, and I actually glanced at all of them this morning. Usually, they just sit in my inbox with their unread status mocking me.

  • http://www.erinbush.com ErinSlick

    I’ll do it! I’m using Thunderbird.. the new one is swanky.

  • http://preciosamama.webs.com Rachelle Nelson

    I have been slowly but surely unsubscribing here and there. I have a folder set up for my family blog, business blogs and subjects. Coupons get sent to a specific folder as well.
    I feel so go and uncluttered when I look at my inbox

  • Nikki

    love the site… my email is gmail and thunderbird. i’m tempted to just have an account for email advertisements 🙂

  • http://harmzie.blogspot.com harmzie

    I’m with you. I *love* seeing I have a new message, and it’s a big downer to find out it’s just schlock.

    I started shedding a little while back when I swapped computers & basically sent three email addresses to gmail. What a mess! I’m kind of a sucker for the “sign up for our email newletter” at the till.

  • http://www.chezrougie.com rougeneck

    I did this about 2 months ago. It was so, ridiculously liberating!

  • http://gemmabeads.blogspot.com Misty

    I try to do that more and more often. Actually, I’d love to know where the picture of the toy came from? What a cute stacker/counter/color learning toy.

  • Mickie

    Hi Mo – You can in gmail setup rules (filters actually) in gmail that send it to ‘labels’ & also say do not display it in your inbox. It’s not completely all or nothing even though there are no true folders.

  • Steph

    I think this is a great idea.  Another option (since I have such a hard time saying goodbye) is I created a separate email for all the junk mail.  If I get around to checking it… great.  If not… no sweat because it’s not junking up my regular email with emails I want to make sure I read.  Plus, once in a while those junk emails actually end up being useful for something so I figured I’d let ’em keep coming but not in a way that inconveniences me!!  Thanks for all the great advice!

  • Figitjill

    Please show how to establish rules. I have the same problem. I get a lot of email that I end up transferring to folders. If I knew how to send them directly to folders, it would be such a time saver and less stress.

  • SarahButtonedUp

     @44f97f6458ffcfb30d1ff51f3e63f4f5:disqus – what email program are you using?

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