How to Manage Email Subscriptions on Gmail

May 15, 2024
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If you’re dealing with a deluge of emails from your various subscriptions, knowing how to manage email subscriptions on Gmail is the key to keeping a neat inbox. 

In this blog post, we’ll explain the step-by-step process for unsubscribing from emails that you don’t want to receive. We’ll also show you how to manage your Gmail add-ons so you can declutter and optimize your digital communication. 

If you’re ready to regain control of your inbox, let’s get started!

How to manage your email subscriptions in Gmail

Follow these steps to manage your subscriptions on Gmail:

Step 1: Open up the email you want to unsubscribe from

Click to open the email you want to unsubscribe from in your Gmail inbox. 

Now, you have to find the unsubscribe link in the email. 

Typically, the unsubscribe link is accompanied by text at the bottom of the email. However, finding the link can sometimes be challenging. It's often in small font size or hidden amidst other lines of text. 

Some senders even customize the message around it to discourage unsubscribing. If you're having trouble locating it and using Gmail in the browser, you can also use Ctrl + F and search for ‘unsubscribe’ to find it on the page. 

By law, commercial messages must include an unsubscribe button so that recipients can choose to stop receiving emails. 

Some well-known email legislations are the CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act) in the United States and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the European Union, and they spell out tough penalties for violation. 

This is why sometimes the unsubscribe button is also clearly displayed at the top of the email. 

While many emails offer this straightforward approach, some provide a link to manage preferences instead. This link allows you to customize your email subscription experience per your preferences. 

With this link, you are redirected to a separate page where you can select the types of emails you want to receive or adjust the frequency of communication. This approach gives you more control over your inbox while staying connected to the sender's content. However, only some senders offer it. 

Step 3: Manage your subscription from there

Now, you can simply click ‘unsubscribe’ or manage your subscription preferences with the link you found. 

If you don’t find an unsubscribe button, the sender is in violation of emailing legislation. The only way to stop receiving these emails is to block them on Gmail. Learn how to block and unblock emails on Gmail

Step 4: Repeat for any other subscriptions you want to cancel

Follow the same process to unsubscribe from any other email subscriptions you want to stop. Unfortunately, you’ll have to go subscription by subscription. Here’s hoping there will be some feature in the future to observe all subscriptions at a glance.

How to manage add-ons in Gmail

Managing your Gmail add-ons is another way to stop unwanted emails. Here are the steps to managing your add-ons. 

Step 1: Go to Settings

Click on the ‘Settings’ button in the top right corner and then click ‘See all settings.’ 

Step 2: Click to “Add-ons” tab

Toggle over to the ‘Add-ons’ tab from the ‘General’ tab. 

Step 3: View and manage your add-ons

Click on the ‘manage’ button to manage your add-ons. 

Here, you’ll see all your installed add-ons. Click on the three dots next to the add-on button to uninstall an add-on. 

In the next window, click the confirm that you want to uninstall the app by clicking the ‘Uninstall app’ and you’re done. 

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Email marketing is one of the best ways to connect with your audience. If you’re unsubscribing from emails, you already appreciate the importance of well-written emails for subscribers. 

If you have subscribers, learn how to write good marketing emails to keep your audience captivated. Also, do you know that the email marketing software you use can have tremendous influence over the outcome of your campaign?

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