Chrome/Safari/Opera: There are a number of solutions for dealing with an inbox overwhelmed with spam, newsletters, marketing emails and so on. You can filter your mail, for example, or sign up for a service like Unroll.me to help you unsubscribe. However, Throttle is a free inbox management tool that attacks the problem at the source.
It’s a browser extension that generates unique email addresses when you sign up for stuff online. And this simple tweak gives you so much more control over your email. Here’s how they put it, via press release:
It works with a browser extension that automatically adds a button to all email form fields online. When making a purchase, for example, you hit the button instead of entering in your real email address. The extension fills out the field with a unique, random email address. All email Throttle receives for you is collected and sent to you in a single daily digest email.
From your Throttle dashboard, you can keep track of all the sites you’ve signed up for, see which ones sell your address, and opt for a daily digest of all of your subscriptions. It’s similar to Unroll.me in many ways; the difference is that instead of just organising your subscriptions, you have more control over them, because each one has a unique address. When you “unsubscribe,” you revoke access immediately, because Throttle just shuts down that unique email address.
It’s currently available for Safari, Chrome, and Opera, and an extension for Firefox is coming soon. Give it a try yourself at the link below.