Monday, January 26, 2015

How to Unsubscribe from Spam Emails

Have you ever logged in on your email account, started skimming through your inbox and be bombarded with emails from companies that you haven't even signed up to recieve emails from? The most common senders are insurance agencies {Geico, Progressive, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, etc} while other senders might be online offers like "Continue Your Education Today!" and so forth. Some may see it just as easy to delete them and move on, while others {like myself} want the emails to stop coming to me altogether. It's so easy! Let me show you how. 

Keep in Mind that I am using an iPhone for These Instructions. The instructions still apply if you're using a computer, it's just in a different layout/format.

~ First, click on the spam email that was sent to you. 

~ Second, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the email.
As I have highlighted here, that little bit of wording at the very bottom of the email is what we really want to focus on. 

Third, if you don't see it already, in that little bit of wording, it should say "Unsubscribe" somewhere. On different emails, it's located at the bottom, but just in different spots. 

As you can see, I underlined where it says unsubscribe on this particular email. 

Forth, Click on the unsubscribe link {it should be blue, so that's why I call it a link}

From there, it should navigate you to a different screen {in my case, it navigated me to Safari}

Fourth, after it takes you to a different screen, it will most likely prompt you to enter the email address that you receive the junk emails on. Enter the email address in the box provided. If it asks you to "change your email preferences" instead of unsubscribing altogether, I recommend that you just unsubscribe  altogether. If you just change your email preferences, the company still has your email and may or may not send you an occasional email. 

Fifth, submit your email and most unsubscription sites will delete you from their contact list automatically, while others will, one, send a confirmation email saying that you confirm your choice, or two, they will say "It might take 'a number' of business days for your request to be received/processed"

And that's really all there is to it! Thank you so much for reading! 

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