Gmail Offers Automatic Unsubscribe Option For Mailing Lists
By on July 22nd, 2009

Quite recently I have been on the receiving end of some email newsletters, no matter how hard I try to unsubscribe from them they still sending them to me, the most logical option for me in such cases is to mark such messages as spam.

With that experience, I automatically tend to mark newsletters as spam, looks like has been watching such behaviors and have added a new feature that will ask you if you want to unsubscribe from a mailing list while marking it as spam.

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According to Lifehacker, the Gmail help page on auto-unsubscribe states this;

We don’t think you should be burdened with managing messages you don’t want to receive. We do our best to put messages in Spam when we’re pretty sure you won’t want or need them. But everyone has different preferences about the mail they want to see. You may not want to read any messages sent by a certain company or mailing list, while another Gmail user finds these same messages to be valuable.

To help solve this problem, we’re providing you with an unsubscribe tool for some messages. You’ll see the unsubscribe tool when you mark a message from particular types of mailing lists as spam. If the particular message is a misuse of a mailing list you like to receive, you can Report spam as usual. But if you never want to receive another message or newsletter from that list again, click Unsubscribe instead. We’ll send a request to the sender that your email address be removed from the list. It’s that simple!

Definitely a really good feature, since it would save me quite a lot of time to have Gmail auto-unsubscribe from a mailing list, rather than me having to do it manually.

What do you think about this new feature? Will it be useful to you? Do let us know.

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  • http://sathyabh.at Sathya

    Not yet available for Google Apps users :(

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Sathya o_O I haven’t checked it with a Apps account as I download all mail from them using WLM, only use Gmail for the personal account.

 
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