How to remove all your subscriptions from any E-mail quickly and easily? Step by step guide

The vast majority of Internet users usually subscribe to mailing lists to receive messages about news, alerts and above all, promotions from online stores or social networking services and applications. Because society is now driven by technology, they want to be always connected to the online world.

However, this situation can get out of control when you subscribe to various services on the web and of course, there comes a time when it is annoying to receive so many emails that sometimes you are not even interested. That’s why people want to delete those email subscriptions from their email account; whether it’s Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, iCloud Mail or Yandex Mail.

But, many users don’t know how to deal with this circumstance and want to find an easy and quick solution to it, so that they don’t have to proceed to cancel each subscription one by one. In this sense, from this post, we would like to inform you about the procedures to be carried out to avoid SPAM and to delete all the subscriptions from any email account, without complications.

Steps to remove all subscriptions from any email account and prevent SPAM

Now, we have arrived at the section of the post where we will indicate, in a detailed and precise manner, the steps that you must carry out to achieve the elimination of all the subscriptions of your email account, with complete simplicity. That said, let’s get started:

In Gmail 

In view of the fact that it is one of the most famous email clients in the world and therefore already has more than 1.5 billion users, we believe it is appropriate to begin by detailing the procedure to be followed in order to eliminate subscriptions to this service and thus stop receiving so much SPAM.

In this sense, to avoid using third party services that could put your privacy at risk and even sell your data to other online companies, it is more advisable to use a method created by a blogger and engineer known as “Amit Agarwal”. He proposed a Google script or simple open source program, which has the ability to analyze the content of emails in batch and get the link to unsubscribe quickly.

Thus, once you locate the option to “unsubscribe”, this tool will proceed to delete the subscription from your email and if the service to which you have subscribed, requires an additional message to specify the removal, the same script will do it by itself. This is the best way to avoid using third-party services or giving someone else access to your Gmail account.

However, here are the steps to take to accomplish this in your email account:

  • To get started, you’ll need to create a copy of the Google spreadsheet so that you can copy it into your Google Drive account.
  • The document will then open in the spreadsheet, and there, you’ll need to click the tab that says “Gmail Unsubscriber” at the top. You’ll then be presented with a small menu from which you’ll need to select the “Configure” option.
  • After that, you’ll be shown a pop-up window in which you’ll have to authorize the Google script to enter your data; taking into account that these will not be saved or shared with external sites. So, click “Continue”.
  • Then, on the new screen you’ll be asked to select your Google Account to access Gmail Unsubscribe.
  • By doing this, Google will indicate that this service is currently unlinked, so you’ll need to go to the advanced settings on the same screen and click “Go to Gmail Unsubscribe (not secure)”.
  • Then, after accepting the terms and conditions of this tool, you will be able to choose a name for the label or leave it as it is. By default, it’s identified as “Unsubscribe”. Once you have done this, click on “Save configuration”.
  • You’ll then be prompted that the label may take a few minutes to appear in your Gmail account. Typically, this will take 15 minutes..
  • Finally, the spreadsheet on the Google Drive will be filled with all of the subscriptions that the script has removed, and you’ll be able to see the current status of the subscription, as well as the location of the unsubscribe link and sender.
We also have an specific guide about how to delete Gmail subscriptions.

In Outlook

Before you specify each and every step to be taken in order to delete your subscriptions from an Outlook account, it is important to note that there are two ways to proceed, in this case. The first way is to unsubscribe and remove all the content that has been downloaded from the service in question or the RSS feed (a Web content feed). The other way, however, is to unsubscribe while keeping the downloaded content.

To get started, here’s what you do if you want to unsubscribe and remove all of your downloaded content:

  • Mostly, you need to go to the official Microsoft Outlook website and open your e-mail account.
  • Then, inside the email and located in the “Folders” pane on the left side, proceed to expand the folder called “RSS Subscriptions” (if Outlook 2016) or “RSS Feeds” (if Outlook 2013).
  • After that, click on the RSS feed folder and, now it’s time to click on “Delete”.
  • Finally, you will be asked to confirm the deletion and just click “Yes” and you’re done.

However, if you want to unsubscribe and keep the downloaded content, the process to run is different. It requires the following:

  • First, you will need to click on “File” and then “Account Settings”. To do this, click on the “Account Settings” option again.
  • Now, located on the RSS Feeds tab, specifically under “Feed Name”, click on the RSS feed and then click “Remove”. If you want to cancel several feeds at once, you will need to hold down the “Ctrl” key while you press the names of those feeds.
  • Finally, you only have to confirm the deletion by clicking “Yes”.
We also have an specific guide about how to delete Outlook subscriptions.

In Yahoo! Mail

In this service, they allow you to unsubscribe from special offers, commercial emails, newsletters, and product updates from Yahoo Premium Services. Best of all, it’s so easy to do.

However, please note that some types of subscriptions cannot be cancelled, such as: updates about service interruptions, welcome messages when you sign up for a Yahoo! service, or notifications of changes to the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, as well as billing notifications (cancellation or renewal notices).

In that sense, in order to proceed with the removal of commercial mail subscriptions or special offers, which are the contents that users prefer to cancel from their inbox, generally; you will have to do the following:

  • To start, proceed to log in to your Yahoo Mail account and once you are in your inbox, you will have to search for and open the email whose description you wish to delete.
  • When you are in that email, scroll to the end of it and click on “Unsubscribe”.
  • You will then be shown a new window asking you to confirm the removal of the subscription. Click on “Yes, unsubscribe” to complete the process.

It is important to note that it can take up to 10 days for the subscription to be cancelled. This means that you will be able to stop receiving these annoying emails in Yahoo Mail in a period of time of 10 days or less. Apart from that, we also mention that, in this email client, it is not possible to delete subscriptions in batches (you will have to be one by one).

In iCloud Email

Fortunately, it’s much easier today to cancel your access to the mailing lists you’ve subscribed to using your iCloud Mail account. Because, although you used to have to scroll down to the bottom of your incoming messages and click on the appropriate link to follow instructions, this has changed.

So it’s no longer a tedious process to delete all your subscriptions directly from iCloud Mail. Since the release of iOS 10, you can quickly and easily unsubscribe via the app.

Here are the steps to be taken:

  • Access the iOS 10 Native Mail application, search and select the email you know or suspect is part of an email list or distribution list.
  • Second, if you see a link at the top of the page that prints “Unsubscribe” simply click it.
  • Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to confirm that you want to unsubscribe from that email list by pressing “Unsubscribe” on your iPhone or iPad screen.

Then, by following these steps correctly, you’ll have unsubscribed from the email list that was filling your iCloud Mail inbox with irrelevant information. So you won’t get any more annoying messages from that source, and as many as you want, just by completing this procedure for each subscription.

In Yandex Email

According to Yandex’s guidelines, over 90% of all emails received by its customers are spam. This is why, in order to avoid SPAM and not fall into the clutches of scammers who distribute email addresses without prior consent, they have implemented a quick solution for their users to delete all their subscriptions, without any complications.

Having clarified the above, it’s time to start with the step-by-step process to remove these subscriptions, easily, from Yandex Mail:

  • First, you will have to access the main page of the service, enter your username and password, and then click “Enter”.
  • Then, go to your account’s inbox and click on the newsletter letter. After a few seconds, you will have to go to the bottom of the page.
  • Thirdly, choose any of the links that the same service offers you. If you click on “Click here”, the service will redirect you to a page entitled “Cancellation confirmation of subscriptions” and if you click on this, you will then have to confirm by clicking on “Yes”.

On the other hand, if you have subscriptions to the service for other topics, it will be possible to get rid of them directly from the home page. There, you should locate the section “Subscriber” and then click on “Subscriptions” and then you will see the mailing lists you have accessed. If you want to cancel them, choose the desired newsletter and proceed to click on “Cancel Subscription”. That is all.

Why am I getting emails from pages I don’t subscribe to? How do I stop this from happening?

Nowadays, the cases of SPAM worldwide are truly innumerable and for that reason, all Internet users are exposed to different dangers through the same email account. Thus, many wonder why they receive messages from pages to which they have not subscribed or from unknown email addresses and in this section of the post, we will indicate the main reasons for this.

So, in order to understand a little bit this global problem, here are the main cases because there is no single reason:

  • It is possible that you have registered with an Internet service or that, in order to make use of it, you have entered your email address and because the conditions and terms of use of these services specify that they reserve the right to use the email account to send advertising announcements; they will constantly be sending you information that you do not know.
  • In some cases, cybercriminals focus on hacking into the database of some online service you used and therefore, they use your email address to send emails that can trick you into falling into their trap.
  • It is also likely that you received and/or forwarded one or more chain emails with multiple recipients and did not make use of the “Bcc” option (with a hidden copy).
  • You may have previously subscribed to a web channel to learn about a specific topic and may no longer remember it, so you are no longer interested in receiving these notifications.
  • If you posted your email address on a website, there is probably a problem that could have tracked it and because of that, it is being used to send you SPAM emails.

In addition to the main causes of receiving unwanted emails, it is also worth knowing certain mechanisms you can use to solve this type of problem, with great simplicity.

Here are some effective solutions:

  • Filter or block SPAM emails directly in your email client, so that they cannot access your inbox. In addition to this, you can also add anti-spam filters and create your own rules based on aspects such as: subject, sender, recipient or keywords.
  • We recommend that you check the settings of the services you have signed up for before. They can sometimes provide an option to “enable” or “disable” email notifications. This will stop you from receiving their notifications on an ongoing basis.
  • It is important to unsubscribe from subscriptions that you are no longer interested in having in your email. This, following the steps that we indicated to you along the post or, used the option that, generally, includes the advertising mails to stop to receive these notifications.
  • Verify the privacy terms maintained by the websites in which you are going to register. This way, you can check if your private data will be used by third parties for advertising purposes.
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