Enough Already


My e-mail accounts look like the inside of my head: organized but overwhelmed, and filled with unimportant stuff that sometimes gets in the way of the stuff that I actually need. I don’t know why I signed up for all these e-mail newsletters from Amazon and Dell and so on, but now I get the damn things every single day and I pretty much ignore them all, even if I feel like I might actually want to buy something from one of those retailers. That’s why I’ve pretty much fallen in love with Unsubscribr, a Web-based tool that allows you to unsubscribe from multiple e-mail newsletters at one time. All you need to do is enter your e-mail account—the service supports Gmail, Google Apps, Mac.com, Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail—and give the site permission to securely crawl through your e-mail and dig up all the junk mail you put there when you thought Dell might give you a discount or something. (You break my heart, Dell. You break my heart. I thought we were friends, man.) A five-day scan is free, and a one-time payment of $2 unlocks a 30-day scan—more than enough time to drive nearly all the money changers from the temple.