Yes, you can unsubscribe from individual email lists, but what if I told you that you could unsubscribe from every single marketing email being sent to you in one fatal swoop?
When it comes to trying to get to inbox zero, the struggle for most of us is oh so real. Navigating through the emails from real people who are actually looking for a response from you can be a challenge all of its own. When you add in marketing emails that have sometimes been sent to hundreds of thousands of people at once, then it can get pretty overwhelming.
Aside from just not passing out your email address you can't stop all email from coming to you, but you can do something about those marketing messages.
According to Jamie King's newsletter, you can actually contact the service provider for all those emails and asked to be put on their blocked list, effectively unsubscribing from every single business that uses the service's list at once and preventing yourself from being added to any others.
Admittedly, this is a pretty bold move. However, if you're constantly getting a flurry of marketing emails from folks you'd rather not, it can be a pretty solid one.
King specifically laid out instructions on how to handle MailChimp emails. He contacted the company's abuse team and gave him email address asking to be added to to MailChimp's "blocklist". When you do, you'll no longer be able to get emails from anyone using MailChimp (even people you want to hear from) unless you ask to be removed from the master block list in the future.
For this reason, it's not a move to undertake if there are marketing emails you might want or need to be getting, say, for work-related reasons. That said, if you're routinely getting a lot of marketing emails, then blocking them at the source could mean huge things for your inbox.
And if you want to do the same to Constant Contact emails, here's how to make that happen, via John Haller. It's a bit more complicated, but in the end should be incredibly satisfying.
And if you'd prefer to not block the services entirely, there are a ton of apps available out there, such as Deseat.Me, to help you manage things and keep your inbox under control.