Are you overwhelmed by email? Is your Inbox filled with promotions, special offers, and the like? These messages aren’t always spam—you almost always bought something from the company or have some sort of relationship with the sender or your email address got sold to an advertiser—but that doesn’t mean you want to hear from them repeatedly. Luckily, it’s easy to get off the lists of legitimate senders. Just scroll to the bottom of each message and look for an unsubscribe link. Often it will be the word “Unsubscribe” or an instruction to “click here to remove yourself.” Click the link and, if necessary, click an Unsubscribe button on the resulting Web page. Then delete the message and move on to the next one. After a week or so of doing this regularly, you should start to notice a marked decrease in unwanted messages.
iOS 12, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina make it even easier. In many cases if the built-in email program detects that the email is from a mailing list you’ll be offered an “Unsubscribe” button right at the top of the email.