This guide shows you how to do a Gmail mass unsubscribe to remove yourself from pesky email lists.
Gmail Mass Unsubscribe
- Go to http://unroll.me in your browser
- Click “Get started now”
- Login using Google, Yahoo, Outlook, or another email provider
- Your browser will ask if you’d like to grant Unroll.me permission to your Gmail account by showing a “Request for Permission” page. Click ALLOW to give Unroll.me access.
- The site will now display “All finished! We found _ subscriptions.”
- Click Continue
- Now click “Unsubscribe” next to each email list from which you’d like to be removed. That’s it! I use this technique every few months to Gmail mass unsubscribe 500+ new subscriptions that magically appear in my Inbox.
Manual Gmail Mass Unsubscribe
As an alternative to using the Unroll.me Gmail unsubscribe service, you can manually unsubscribe from email lists one-by-one using these steps:
- Go to http://gmail.com in your browser and log in to your Gmail account or other email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook)
- Click on a spam email or any email that was sent to you by an email list to Open or “view” the single email
- Scroll to the bottom of the email message. Click the link that says “Unsubscribe” or “Remove me” or “Update email list preferences”
- Sometimes you’ll be taken to the email list’s web page, where you’ll need to make sure “Unsubscribe from All” (or similar wording) is selected – and then you complete the submission by clicking “Submit”.
Digging Deeper: Overall De-Clutter & Security Strategy
This unsubscribe process should be just one leg of your overall online de-cluttering strategy. Keep in mind that you most likely have several online accounts, some similar to Gmail (like Evernote or Google Docs), which you should clean up on a regular basis. If you work and “live” in your online workspace, doesn’t it make sense to keep it tidy? This is why it’s a great idea to do this Gmail mass unsubscribe process every few months at a minimum. In addition, see what other online accounts you have that you can clean up.
- Do you have an Evernote account whose notes you could delete, rearrange, or re-organize?
- Is there another Email account you have (a “backup email” or secondary email account on Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) that could be optimized?
- Are your passwords strong? How long has it been since you changed them? Do you use 1 password for more than one of your important online accounts?
Don’t let spam and unwanted email list subscriptions clog up your email account! Be tough on spam.