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Email Unsubscription and Spam

Our email clients i.e. the software which we use to view, send and receive our emails generally have intelligence built into it to prevent uninvited and unnecessary messages from coming into our inbox. Instead, such messages land into the “Junk” or Spam folder within the email client. Apart from reducing email volume to manage (you can just empty the junk folder) this can also prevent malicious programs to run and cause harm to the PC. At the same time, sometimes a normal message can find its way into the junk folder so it might be better to take a look before emptying the same. One can normalize a junk message by bringing it into the inbox. The intelligence  in the email client one presumes is self learning and realizes what messages and sources are treated as normal and safe but the junk management interface in the email client can also be specifically instructed to block certain message types and sources. Another type of email traffic is subscription messages – one might have created a login to a new website without paying attention to the automatically selected “subscription to newsletters/emails etc.” If one feels that these are not useful then one has to go back to the site to reset the subscription settings or click on the unsubscribe link within the email and follow the instructions thereon. One simple way to avoid this is to be careful about the “settings” when signing up, however if one signs up for a specific reason while knowing for sure that one does not need any subscriptions then a temporary/rarely used email id might work (for eg. http://www.10minutemail.com). At least it’ll minimize one’s  often used email address from going out too much and/or unnecessarily. Couldn’t find any application/program that deals with un subscription as a receiver of outlook email (specifically as outlook might integrate other emails too) though came across http://www.unroll.me which supposedly (haven’t tried it) works on gmail only as of now. The application does get access to all information within the emails  though the program claims that it doesn’t see/use any.

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