Nobody likes inbox clutter, especially if you don’t have all day to check emails. I’ve been a victim of newsletter spam for sometime now, and it took me a considerable amount of time to segregate important from the useless ones. An annoyance I lived with for a while and then decided it was time to get rid of it.
Gmail has some useful features like Priority Inbox and auto-unsubscribe option to help you tackle the mess, but it wasn’t late before the emails found their way around it.
In my quest to clean up my inbox and make it a better place to send and receive emails, I stumbled upon these three online services that help the user a more organized inbox without much effort. So, without further ado, let’s quickly have a look at these services.
1. Unroll Me
Unroll Me has been there for a while now and we have already seen an in-depth review about the service in the past. The idea behind the app is dead simple and all you need to do is let Unroll Me analyze your inbox for all the commercial newsletters and offers you receive. It helps you to unsubscribe from them with a single click.
Apart from unsubscribing, the service also lets you create what it calls Roll Ups. These roll ups collect the promotional emails you don’t want to unsubscribe from and delivers them in one package (in a single email) in the morning. I think that’s pretty cool because many times we don’t really want to say goodbye to a newsletter but at the same time also don’t want it showing up each day. Combining many such emails into one makes it easier. But I do have a gripe with this service, which you’ll read about below.
Swizzle (UPDATE: This tool is not available anymore) is yet another service you can use to quickly unsubscribe from newsletters, deals, offers and other commercial mails from your inbox. Everything works almost the same way in Swizzle as in Unroll me. However, unlike Unroll Me, one doesn’t need to send promotional or advertisement emails about unroll me to friends in the email contacts to continue to use the unsubscribe option. Sharing should not be made mandatory and a service should not nag its users to promote so that he can continue using the service. Swizzle wins on this point.
Apart from that, the service also offers an iPhone app using which you can unsubscribe from emails on the go. The app’s interface is clean and easy to use and makes unsubscribing from emails a cakewalk. Apart from unsubscribing, Swizzle also offers daily digest just like there were Roll Ups in Unroll Me. These digests will deliver all the emails at one go once you move them to the daily digest section instead of unsubscribing to them.
So those were the two tools using which you can unsubscribe from your emails to make your inbox cleaner.
However, the downsides of both these services are that they don’t offer a permanent solution. If promotional emails keep finding a way into your inbox, it hardly solves the purpose. If you’re someone who is need of a professional tool to get rid of this headache and do not mind paying, read on.
Sanebox is nothing like the two services that we have discussed. Sanebox is a full-fledged email management service that automatically filters your email of spam and unimportant messages to only show the emails that are important.
Instead of unsubscribing you from the emails, Sanebox takes complete control over your inbox and analyzes your emails and prioritizes them for you.
After you sign up for the service, you will have to grant Sanebox authority to have control over your inbox. The service will take some time to analyze your emails and once done, it will automatically filter the important from the spam or promotional emails and show them in your inbox. Rest of the emails will be moved to a newly created folder call @Sanelater.
When the service sorts your emails for the first time, you might find some important emails have landed in the @sanelater folder. All you need to do is just drag these emails back to the inbox folder and Sanebox will remember this choice in the future.
Sanebox also offers a dashboard for you to manage your emails and create additional folders to mark out marketing and promotional emails.
In Sanebox you can place an email in the SaneTomorrow, SaneNextWeek or Custom SaneSnooze folder and SaneBox will re-deliver these emails back to your inbox at that particular time so that you can review them again.
As mentioned, Sanebox isn’t free. The price starts at $49 for a single email account for a year. However, one great news is that you can refer your friends to Sanebox and earn $5 for each successful referral. So if you refer around 10 of your friends to Sanebox, you can get it free for a year.
These were the three services you can use to get only useful emails in your inbox. While the first two simply help you to unsubscribe from emails, the latter gives a better control over all the emails with few additional features to help you better manage your incoming and outgoing emails. So try them today and let us know how you liked them.
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Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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