This article has nothing to do with genealogy but I found it to be a great service. I decided to share it with others.
Do you have a lot of email newsletters or other subscriptions clogging up your inbox? That includes advertising "subscriptions." You could unsubscribe from each one at a time but, if you have many of them, that takes a long time. Now a new service will automate the process. Of course, you don't want to unsubscribe from the eogn.com newsletter, right? (ahem)
Unroll.me is currently in beta test, not available for everyone or at least not immediately available. You can sign up for an invitation, however, and then wait for that invitation to arrive a few days later. The producing company doesn't want their servers overloaded by tens of thousands of people signing up at once, so they are controlling the growth of subscribers by sending out invitations only as fast as they can handle the growth.
Unroll.me works with Gmail, AOL Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Yahoo! Mail. It doesn't work with any other email programs, however. Unroll.me crawls through your email inbox and then presents you with a list of all your subscriptions. You select the ones you don't want to receive anymore, click Unsubscribe, and Unroll.me handles the rest. Simple.
Most of the subscriptions will be canceled within minutes. A few may require further action, such as logging in first before unsubscribing. If so, Unroll.me will take you to the log-in screen.
Unroll.me is available free of charge. However, it does stop frequently and suggests you refer friends to use the service. I find that to be a bit irritating but not as irritating as receiving all the advertising subscriptions, so I live with it.
Unroll.me is available at no charge at http://unroll.me
NOTE: unroll.me appears to be one of those rare sites that does not work if you add "www." at the front of the address. Simply go to http://unroll.me (without the www) and it should work for you.
If you enjoyed this article, please share it with others. Tweet it, share it on Google+, Facebook or on your preferred social network.
Republishing of this article in newsletters, blogs, and elsewhere is allowed and encouraged, with a few minor restrictions. Details may be found at http://goo.gl/hoHH1.
Of course, if you haven’t done so already, you should join my email newsletter mailing list to stay current on my latest articles and announcements. You can also cancel at any time within seconds. I promise to never, ever send you any unrequested e-mail, other than newsletter updates.