5 inbox unsubscription tools compared

We have all felt overwhelmed by our Inbox at some point or other – I like to keep mine to a minimum, but with a business account, a personal account, and an ‘other’ it can be really hard to keep track of all the ‘stuff’ that I’ve subscribed to over the years. Not to mention other people I know who have upwards of 5500 in their work inbox

If you’re the same and need a little help in this department, then I’d recommend you look at using a tool to helps you to unsubscribe from receiving mail that is out-of-date or simply not relevant to your current needs.

To save your time, I’ve listed 5 of the current main unsubscription tools below for you to choose from (in alphabetical order, not order of preference). Please do check individual websites for updated integrations or pricing information. [All pricing information listed is of 9th January 2018]

Happy unsubscribing…

Mailstrom

DESCRIPTION: Mailstrom offers an extra layer of organisation for your inbox, and identifies bundles of related mail and makes it easy for you to act on them as a group.

BASIC COST: $4.95pm

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE: yes with limitations

SAFETY: Always check the T&Cs that you are agreeing to

COMPATIBLE WITH: Google Apps, Outlook, Yahoo, IMAP*

WEBSITE: https://mailstrom.co/

TWITTER LINKS: #mailstrom

 

Sanebox

DESCRIPTION: Prioritises your incoming email so that you see the actual important emails that matter and that are relevant to your day. Less important emails are automatically filtered into a separate folder [SaneLater] and then summarised in a daily digest.

BASIC COST: $7pm

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE: yes for 2 weeks

SAFETY: They stipulate that they will never share your data

COMPATIBLE WITH: Google Apps, iCloud, Office 365, Outlook, Yahoo

WEBSITE: https://www.sanebox.com/

TWITTER LINKS: n/a

 

Unlistr

DESCRIPTION: FIO as is currently undergoing work - not able to use

BASIC COST: Free

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE: n/a

SAFETY: tbc

COMPATIBLE WITH: tbc

WEBSITE: http://unlistr.com/

TWITTER LINKS: n/a

 

Unroll Me

**EDIT** 27/05/18 Unroll me have temporarily suspended their service in the EU due to GDPR.

DESCRIPTION: Analyses your inbox for all commercial newsletters and offers that you receive. You can then unsubscribe from these with one click. The follow-up functionality is called 'Rollup', where you receive all of the subscriptions you have chosen to keep in one email, which you can set to receive any time of day that you want.

BASIC COST: Free

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE: n/a

SAFETY: Accused in 2017 of selling customer details to Uber, so be wary and read T&Cs carefully

COMPATIBLE WITH: AOL, Gmail, Google Apps, Hotmail, iCloud, Live Mail, MSN, Outlook, Yahoo

WEBSITE: https://unroll.me/

TWITTER LINKS: @UnrollMe

 

Unsubscriber

DESCRIPTION: After you sign up, an Unsubscribe folder is created in your inbox. You then drag in unwanted email and Unsubscriber will block email from those senders from entering your inbox.

Unsubscriber notifies the sender that you want to unsubscribe from their email list. Until that happens, new emails from that sender will be moved to your Unsubscribe folder.

BASIC COST: Free

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE: n/a

SAFETY: Always check the small print, to ensure you can opt out of data sharing

COMPATIBLE WITH: AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, Live Mail, Office 365, Outlook, Yahoo, IMAP*

WEBSITE: https://getunsubscriber.com/

TWITTER LINKS: n/a

 

* IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol - lets you access your email messages via the Internet, wherever you are, on any device, by connecting with the server they are stored on and letting you read it directly from the server.

*POP - Post Office Protocol - contacts your email server and downloads all your new messages from it, and once they have been downloaded, they are deleted from the server and are unavailable apart from the device you've accessed them on.

 

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