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'Unsubscribe' Service Helps Remove You From Unwanted E-Mail Lists

Unsubscribe logo Lawyerist had a helpful post earlier this week discussing a new way to get "unsubscribed" from e-mail lists that you are not interested in being on. Many e-mails have an unsubscribe button, of course, and some of those buttons seem to be legit and actually work. Other times, however, clicking the "unsubscribe" button seems to have no effect. On top of all of this is the worry that many people have that by clicking on an "unsubscribe" button, you are merely confirming to the bad guy spammers that your e-mail address is active, possibly leading to more and more spam.

Lawyerist says that a new service called "Unsubscribe" has been launched to take the unsubscribing function off of your plate. Users must sign up for an account on Unsubscribe. "Once you have created an account," Lawyerist writes, "you simply forward an unwanted mass mailing e-mail to an e-mail address at unsubscribe and they will take care of it for you. They also have plug-ins that allow it to work within Gmail or Outlook."

A free membership (which limits you to 5 unsubscribes per month) is available, or you can pay $19/year for unlimited mail help. I'm going to try out the free membership this month and see how it works.

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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