Unroll.me Dumps Email Subscriptions With One Click (And We’ve Got Invites)

Unroll.me Dumps Email Subscriptions With One Click (And We’ve Got Invites)

Got a lot of email newsletters or other subscriptions clogging up your inbox? You could click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each or use a new free service, Unroll.me, that can handle unsubscribing to all of them at once.

Currently in beta, Unroll.me works with Gmail, Windows Live Mail and Yahoo! Mail. It crawls through your email inbox then presents you with a list of all your subscriptions. Select the ones you don’t want to receive anymore, click Unsubscribe, and Unroll.me handles the rest.

In my test, Unroll.me found what seemed like a hundred subscriptions — some of which I don’t even remember signing up for and others I’ve just been too lazy to unsubscribe to. The service worked as promised: After checking off the ones I no longer wanted, I got email confirmations from those newsletters that I was unsubscribed. A few required further action (the sites, awfully, required a login for unsubscribing), so for those Unroll.me provided the link to take care of it.

One thing to note is that after clicking the fifth subscription you want to unsubscribe from, you’ll be prompted to refer friends to unsubscribe to the rest in bulk. You can do the referral via email (to five friends), send a tweet, or post a Facebook message.

Lifehacker readers who use the link below will get priority for the beta invites. Unroll.me will be sending them out in batches, though, so please be patient. You’ll be rewarded with a tidier inbox as a result.



  • I honestly don’t have a spam problem in email anymore and none of it makes it to my inbox,

    The real problem is the huge amount of spam bots on every variety of comment form. I moderate on both a vBulletin and IPB forum, and have a handful of WordPress blogs and I’m just buried under a mountain of spambots. I’ve tried a bunch of spam detection and filtering options, and none of it works.

    That’s the real problem on the web, not email.

  • My problem is that there is a dentist in Kentucky who doesn’t remember her own email address. I now know her middle name, birthdate, address, phone number and the fact that she is 4 months pregnant. Congratulations! Now stop signing up for stuff.

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