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I hope its a good idea, I always unsubscribe.....

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If it's from a reputable company I think it's fine.  If you're not sure or don't know the company, you may be just confirming that your e-mail address is valid.

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Most of mine come from legit companies, I end up on their lists because I am usually buying boatloads of gear from a variety of entities.

 

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Just now, Fireballer said:

Thats what Im thinking

I tend to ask myself if I've done business with the company.  If I have then I'm usually comfortable unsubscribing since I probably provided the e-mail address to them, especially since I use a secondary e-mail address for retail.  If they're e-mailing me to that address and I've done business with them I can be reasonably confident that I gave them the address and unsubscribing is safe.  If I don't know the company it's likely they are either paying someone to spam me or bought a list and are doing it themselves.  In that case I won't use unsubscribe; I will mark it as junk so my e-mail program doesn't even show it to me.  On occasion I will go to my e-mail server, since I host my own e-mail, and block the user or domain from being accepted at all.

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Just put the word "Unsubscribe" in your spam filter and they will dump straight into there.

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4 minutes ago, JohnD. said:

Just put the word "Unsubscribe" in your spam filter and they will dump straight into there.

What if you want some e-mails that contain that word but not all?

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It's a good idea.  I recently spent like an hour doing this and my inbox is nearly empty of new mail each day.

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Yahoo, which is the absolute worst for junk mail..has a handy little feature.  You can click the email(doesn't open it) and select "block senders".

I used to get  pummeled with spam in my yahoo account, now, after diligently doing this for a couple weeks, I don't get much at all.

Gmail has always been good on junk mail.  Barely get any and those that I do get tossed into my spam folder pretty easily.

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19 hours ago, Strike said:

What if you want some e-mails that contain that word but not all?

You can still look at your spam folder. It will just keep the other mess of them out of your regular inbox.

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23 hours ago, Fireballer said:

Good idea? Or, it just causes more garbage to get sent to your inbox?

 

 

I think Unsubscribe is the best idea. 

I have never noticed it "add more junk" to my inbox.  Nah...there is no way it does.

Best option: unsubscribe

Runner up: mark as spam

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2 hours ago, tubby_mcgee said:

 

 

I think Unsubscribe is the best idea. 

I have never noticed it "add more junk" to my inbox.  Nah...there is no way it does.

Best option: unsubscribe

Runner up: mark as spam

Disagree.  Most will tell you if you unsubscribe, unless it's a reputable site and one you signed up for, youre just verifying that your email address is valid.  It will lead to more junk.  Lots and lots more junk

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