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Email tip: Unsubscribe Me

I don’t know about you, but I receive way more email than I like. This past weekend, I realized that about 20 percent of it comes from email newsletters & companies I’ve membership account with in the past. Half of it, I don’t recall opting into—even legitimate companies. Most of it is a complete waste of my time. Worse, much of it is downright annoying.

These messages are not exactly spam, so my spam blocker doesn’t filter them out. So, in the past, I have simply deleted these unwanted messages as I receive them. But as the volume has increased, I have decided I must get more aggressive. I am now scrolling to the end of each message & clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link. Sure it takes a few more seconds, but it is far more satisfying than merely hitting the delete key. Hopefully, I will only have to do this once & thereby incrementally reduce the clutter in my life. I am looking forward to a leaner, meaner inbox!