Our Annual “Unsubscribe” Two Weeks – Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Your In Box…

During the down time of the Holiday Season we begin our annual “Cleaning” of the Inbox…

The key is persistency, as many emails are not easily cancelled… frequently it takes more than one and up to five tries…

Give it a try, you will be very surprised at how fast you can knock those pesky (especially the daily ones) emails down!

Here are a few tricks…

We are happy to report that this technique is working much better this year, than in years past … and from our sample size has a better than 50% work rate!

You can first try with the Cell “Unsubscribe” button shown on the screen shot below… this resides at the top of your email in many cases is by far the fastest way to attempt the cancel….

Very Top of Email On Cell

After the first week, you should be down to those pesky ones that do not work the easy way… so on to step two…

Again, using our sample size we find that about 90% of the remaining emails have an “unsubscribe” link at the very bottom of the email…

Be very careful when using this technique as this technique usually involves a second pop up window from the source, and it is super easy to opt into all emails from the source rather than removing you from the list…

Some sources mandate you tell them why you are removing yourself from the list or the request will not be accepted…

Some even mandate you hand type something, usually just a correct word like “The” or “And” will do the trick…

Bottom of email on Cell Phone

So now you should be down to the rag tags of the really pesky recurring emails…

With the last few, we recommend you move from the cell to a regular PC, not an IPad, as the cell features are very similar to the IPad features due to similar operating systems….

On the last step, with a regular PC you will most likely need to click “More” which opens your browser from the email and then let the hunt begin…. We find that somewhere, usually way at the bottom of the page there will be a “Preferences” button, that will then open ANOTHER window that you can finally remove yourself from future emails.

While we crowed about the wonderful virtual summits (rather than travels across the country and weeks out of the office) that provided tons of data for our Newsletters, blog posts here, and some awesome slide decks for future use… a small downside was our email addresses were shared.

Somewhere in the fine print, we likely agreed… but this year’s “Unsubscribe” two week venture is paying greater dividends than in years past….

Hopefully you will have as much luck as we have and you find less unwanted emails than before you started your endeavors…

Remember not too long ago when you said to yourself “Oh look, I have a new email!”

Not anymore!!!!

Have a Great “Leaner In Box” Day!

John A. Kvale. CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.



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