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How to unsubscribe from advertising emails

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How to unsubscribe from advertising emails: Due to the large number of spam messages you receive every day, you can almost no longer recognize the emails that seriously interest you: your inbox is dangerously full of advertising content, which you initially requested because you thought they could offer you something interesting, but the reality turned out to be quite different, and now you would like to remedy the situation. The problem is that, partly due to lack of time, partly due to the little experience you have accumulated, you just don’t know where to start: that’s why you decided to rely on Google to get some more clarification, ending up straight on this guide of mine.

If this is your case, let me tell you: you ended up on the right site! In the following lines, in fact, I will take care to explain in detail how to do a unsubscribe from advertising emails using a series of steps that are very simple to apply and also suitable for those who, like you, are not very familiar with the world of technology. With a bit of luck, it could all lead to clicking on a couple of links; in the worst case, however, you will have to have the patience to unsubscribe from Internet sites that generate promotional emails: do not worry anyway, in most cases everything is done very easily!

So, without waiting an extra second, take a few minutes of time for yourself and read very carefully everything I have to explain on the subject: I can guarantee you that, in no time at all, you will be able to restore order to your inbox. e-mail, now targeted by dozens and dozens of advertising emails a day. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good luck for everything!

Disable the automatic receipt of advertising emails

As I already mentioned in the introductory jokes of this guide, there are at least two different methods to cancel the receipt of advertising emails: deactivate the automatic reception of messages or completely unsubscribe from the website that generates them. In this chapter, therefore, I am going to explain how to unsubscribe from newsletters in two different ways: using the automatic procedure integrated in Gmail and Outlook, or through the appropriate links included in most spam messages.

Procedure integrated in Gmail / Outlook

Thanks to modern spam filters, numerous e-mail service providers (such as Google / Gmail and Microsoft / Outlook, for example), are able to automatically recognize advertising emails and those from certain newsletters.

Some of them, in practice, are automatically “redirected” to the spam folder; others, on the other hand, are regularly received in the inbox, but are marked by a particular message, through which, in most cases, it is possible disable automatic reception within a couple of seconds.

This method, however, is not infallible: since it is an automated procedure offered by the e-mail provider, it is strongly influenced by the way the newsletter is implemented by the website from which it comes. Therefore, if everything has been done correctly, it is very likely that the procedure works at the first try; otherwise, it may be necessary to rely on an alternative method.

Having made this necessary premise, it’s time to take action: first log into your e-mail box Gmail or Outlook using any computer browser, providing your login credentials when necessary. Once logged in, open the folder of the Incoming mail and click on one of the advertising emails that you would no longer wish to receive.

Done that, if you are using Gmaillocate the link Unsubscribe placed next to the sender’s name, presses the button Unsubscribe and follow the instructions that are proposed to you to finalize everything.

Regarding Outlookyou have to look for the warning instead Do you receive too many emails? located at the top of the message, then click on the link Unsubscribe and, subsequently, on the button of the same name.

If you have a Microsoft mailbox (therefore Outlook, Hotmail and so on), the aforementioned method is also applicable within the program Windows 10 Mail: all you have to do, once you enter the Incoming mailis to open the message you do not like, to search for the voice Do you get too much mail?located immediately at the top of the email in question, and then click on the link Unsubscribe placed next to the latter.

Unsubscribe link

If the procedure I explained to you a little while ago was not successful, you can use an equally useful method to unsubscribe from advertising emails: usually, email messages of this type require the presence of a specific linkplaced in the final part of the email itself, which allows you to cancel the sending of promotional, update or other emails from the site in question.

To use it, you must open an e-mail message from the newsletter from which you no longer want to receive updates, scroll the message to the bottom and identify a clickable link called, usually, Cancel / Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe, Click here (to request the deletion of the address / cancel the receipt of automatic emails or similar terms), Unsubscribe, Delete / Remove subscription, To unsubscribe click here or, alternatively, containing information relating to the service status.

Note: look carefully at the final part of the e-mail message and, if you can’t identify the link on the first try, give yourself a few more seconds to analyze it better: such links are usually well hidden and written in particularly small characters .

Once you have found the link in question, click on it and, to complete and unsubscribe from the mailing list, follow the instructions that are proposed to you.

Unsubscribe from websites

Unsubscribe from websites

The methods for unsubscribe from advertising emails that I have reported so far have not been useful for you? At this point, it might come in handy cut off the bull’s head, completely unsubscribing from websites that continue to send you such messages. Generally, what you need to do is access the website with the credentials specified at the time of registration, enter the section relating to Personal Profile / Account and click on the link relating toaccount deletionthen following the procedure that is proposed.

However, it may happen that the account removal page is not easily found within the portal or that, even worse, the cancellation procedure requires additional operations, such as sending a confirmation email or, even, a direct contact with the support team for manual deletion of the profile. In this case, a portal such as Justdelete.me: in this case, it is a convenient online service that “integrates” in itself the elimination procedures concerning most of the Internet sites existing on the world stage.

Using it is not difficult at all: after connecting to the home page of the service, search the Internet site from which you intend to delete yourself among the available boxes; as needed, you can refine your search using the appropriate search top bar or buttons AZ (to view the list by letter). As you can see, each website is identified by a square within the page, of a different color based on the degree of difficulty of cancellation: in this way, you can immediately understand how simple (or not) it can be to unsubscribe from the site in question. .

  • Green / easy color – it is possible to unsubscribe from the site in a simple way, using an automatic procedure residing in the pages of the Internet site itself.
  • Yellow / medium color – the deletion can be carried out through an automatic procedure or by filling out a simple form, however some data may remain saved between the pages of the site (eg comments to posts or threads).
  • Red / difficult color – the elimination procedure is complex: it may be necessary to carry out several steps in several times, or to get in direct contact with the assistance via email or contact form. Also, account deletion may not be immediate.
  • Black / impossible color – it is not possible to unsubscribe from the website in question, as this possibility is not provided by the operators, or because the deletion of a specific service requires the cancellation of other profiles (for example, it is not possible to unsubscribe from YouTube without completely deleting Google account).

Once you have identified the site from which to eliminate yourself and become aware of the degree of difficulty, click on the link Show information … to view the information useful for canceling, which varies according to the case: at best, you have to click on portal name placed in the colored part of the box to immediately reach the deletion request form, log in to the site of your interest and press the link / button for deleting the account.

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If the site you have chosen is identified by a box yellow or Redyou may have to click on the link attached to the information box (such as Send email, for example), to immediately send an e-mail message to the technical staff, containing the request to delete the account. Unless it is a purely Italian site, I recommend that you make this request in English.

As for the color boxes black, however, there is little to do: elimination is currently not possible. However, within the boxes of this type you can usually find information on why it is not possible to proceed with the cancellation of the account (information extracted, usually, from the terms of use of the service, from the forums or, again, received from the staff of support).

If you need an extra hand about using Justdelete.me or similar portals, I invite you to take a look at my guide on how to unsubscribe from a website; if, on the other hand, you would like to obtain more detailed information about the cancellation of some well-known portals, you can refer to my tutorial on how to cancel an account, or to the specific guides I have created on some well-known portals.

How do you say? Do you find it excessive to completely delete the account from the relevant website, but would you still like to keep your inbox away from advertising messages? In that case, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to block unwanted emails, in which I explained how to automatically “redirect” unwanted messages to the junk mail or the trash. Trust me, you won’t regret it!