Unless you’ve just created your email account yesterday, chances are that in the past 24 hours alone you’ve received between 5 and 40 messages in your inbox from different sources, most of which you will never read. If you’re like most people (or at least like me), you probably don’t even remember signing up to half of those mails. Being swamped with undesired mail can get so bad that you don’t even notice some of the important stuff you receive.
I recently realized this as I was going through my emails and noticed that a friend of mine had asked me a favor three months earlier, but I missed his email because of all the junk that had filled up my inbox. Thankfully he didn’t text me from the bottom of a pit waiting to be rescued, and I was able to help him. Needless to say that I felt embarrassed.
I had spent hours unsubscribing from different mail lists about a year before this happened, but apparently I didn’t do a great job, and I also registered at some new websites, which happily bombarded me with their latest deals.
Listening to one of the Asian Efficiency Podcasts (which rolls out one interesting podcast after another), I heard about Unroll.Me; an elegant solution, which helped me to unsubscribe from any list I’d ever subscribed to in less than 5 minutes. Not only that: I was able to choose the subscriptions I was still interested in, and combine them into one single email per day.
Unroll.Me is free and is available for Outlook.com (including Hotmail, MSN, & Windows Live), Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, and iCloud.
Important emails no longer go unnoticed! Check it out! You’ll love it.