Eliminating Email

Filed under: Personal,Technology; Author: Les Bain; Posted: April 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm;

I am working on reducing my email. I am unsubscribing from any email that I can. I am doing all I can to enhance my spam filter.

It is interesting to see the varied processes to unsubscribe from an email subscription.

  • Some of them are an easy one-click process that takes you to a screen that says you are now unsubscribed. Terrific.
  • Some take you to a screen that asks if you are sure, and asks why. Usually that is a check box and a submit. That is ok.
  • Some want you to log on using your member name and password and update your subscriptions. At this point, I have usually forgotten my password, so that is another step. Then I log on, change the password, update my profile to cancel subscriptions and leave. Then I get another email that thanks me for visiting. Hmmmmm.

When I am asked the reason, I say I am moving to RSS which puts me in control.

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