How to Unsubscribe from Emails: The Ultimate Guide

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Learn how to Unsubscribe from Emails with this helpful guide. Whether you use Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo, this guide will give you the keys to easily unsubscribe from email lists.

What does Unsubscribe mean in Email

Unsubscribe from an email list allows you to stop receiving emails from the sender. It will remove you from the sender’s email list.

Why Unsubscribe From Unwanted Emails

There are plenty of reasons to unsubscribe from emails, including :

  1. To declutter your inbox. Unwanted emails can clog up your inbox.
  2. To focus only on emails that matter: When you unsubscribe from unwanted emails, you can focus on the emails that are actually important to you.
  3. To protect your privacy. When you unsubscribe from an email list, you’re no longer giving the sender permission to use your email address.
  4. To save time. You can spend less time reading and deleting unwanted emails if you unsubscribe from them.

How to Unsubscribe From Emails on Gmail

There are two ways to unsubscribe from emails in Gmail: manually and using a third-party app like Cleanfox.

To unsubscribe manually, use the “Unsubscribe” button:

  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. Find an email send by an unwanted sender.
  3. Click on the ‘Unsubscribe button’ located on the right of the sender’s email address.
  4. Click on ‘Unsubscribe’ on the pop-up that appears.
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Unsubscribe button

You can also unsubscribe from an email sender with a call to action link often located at the bottom of emails.

To unsubscribe using Cleanfox, install the app and connect your Gmail inbox. Then, go to the “Newsletters” tab and swipe left on the senders you want to unsubscribe from.

Unsubscribing from emails can help you declutter your Gmail inbox and reduce email overload.

These steps are detailed in our complete guide on how to unsubscribe from emails on Gmail.

How to Unsubscribe from Emails on Outlook

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There are several methods to unsubscribe from emails on Outlook.

To Unsubscribe manually on Outlook mobile app:

  1. Open Outlook mobile app.
  2. Click on any email you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the email
  4. Click on Unsubscribe button
  5. Confirm your choice
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Example of Unsubscribe button

You can find out more about unsubscribing from emails on Outlook on our dedicated blog post. This blog post will teach you how to unsubscribe from Emails on Outlook web version but also with Cleanfox.

How to Unsubscribe from Emails on iPhone?

If you own an iPhone or iPad and manage your emails from Apple mail app, there are techniques to easily unsubscribe from Emails:

  1. Open Apple Mail application.
  2. Open the email from the desired sender in your mailbox.
  3. Locate the “This message is from a mailing list” message at the top of the email.
  1. Click on the “Unsubscribe” button.
  2. Confirm your choice by proceeding with the unsubscribe link in the pop-up window that appears, finalizing the process.

For more details for each steps of the process, we recommend you to read our guide: How to unsubscribe from Emails on iPhone.

How to Unsubscribe from Emails on Yahoo

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If you use Yahoo, unsubscribing from email lists is also a no-brainer.

Yahoo is one of the only email providers to offer a ‘Subscription hub’ that gives an overview of subscriptions from its mobile application:

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‘Subscriptions Hub’ in Yahoo
  1. Go the to the subscription page on Yahoo mail app or (not always available).
  2. Identify the unwanted emails you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Click on ‘Unsubscribe’ button or ‘Block’.

Cleanfox will be an additional help if you only want to block emails you don’t read.

Once again, you can also unsubscribe from a sender using the ‘Unsubscribe’ buttons.

Our guide on how to unsubscribe from emails on Yahoo will give you more information, so if you often use Yahoo mail, we really recommend you to read it!

Unsubscribe from Unwanted Mailing Lists

Some senders are known to send a lot of emails and overload our users’s mailboxes.

That’s why we offer you guides on how to unsubscribe from specific mailing lists.

These include :

Unsubscribe from Quora, Twitter, Groupon or Ventes-privées.

Unsubscribe from Emails with Cleanfox

Cleanfox allows you to quickly and easily block multiple emails directly from the app.

Blocking an email means you won’t receive any more email from that specific sender.

To Unsubscribe in Cleanfox follow these steps :

  1. Install Cleanfox and connect your inbox.
  1. Go to ‘Newsletters’ tab in the app
  2. Swipe left on ‘Card view’ on every sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Click on the red button located on the left of the screen in list view.
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Swipe left on the cards

Tips for unsubscribing in Cleanfox :

To only block useless emails, we recommend using Cleanfox sort by feature.

  1. Click on ‘Sort’ in the top right-hand corner.
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  1. Sort by ‘The least open’.
  2. Delete or block useless emails.
  3. Sort by ‘Descending order’ for number of emails received.
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  1. Delete or block useless emails.

This way, you can streamline your inbox by removing unwanted and repetitive content.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest way to unsubscribe from emails?

Using an app like Cleanfox is a good way to unsubscribe, block or delete emails.
Doing it manually from your mailbox can be time-consuming and less intuitive. Moreover, Cleanfox is completely free and used by millions of people, making it an essential tool.

Can I mass unsubscribe from emails?

Most email platforms do not allow mass unsubscribing as a default feature. However, you can use a third-party app like Cleanfox to unsubscribe from multiple emails at once.

Is it better to spam or unsubscribe?

We recommend to Unsubscribe or Block unwanted emails. Reporting them as spam will continue to overload your mailbox and consume storage. If you are currently dealing with lot of spam emails in your inbox, find solution on our guide: How to stop spam Emails?

Why do unsubscribed emails keep coming?

Marketers must remove you from their email lists within 10 business days of your unsubscribe request. If they don’t, they’re breaking the CAN-SPAM Act.

If the sender does not comply with the law, here are 3 solutions:

– Send an email to the sender asking them to remove you from the mailing list.
– Block the sender with a free tool such as Cleanfox.
– Report the email address as spam to prevent emails arriving in the inbox.

Is it safe to unsubscribe from emails?

It’s generally safe to click on unsubscribe links from legitimate sender, but if you’re unsure, don’t risk it.
Most of the time, cleaning up your mailbox by unsubscribing or blocking senders increases its security. This limits the risk of phishing.

What happens when you unsubscribe from an email?

In most cases you will be automatically removed from the mailing list concerned. No more emails from this sender will be sent to you.

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