Today I am proud of myself--even though what I have done is so simple that a *facepalm* might be the appropriate gesture (why, oh why hadn't I thought of that before?)
Yep, I just discovered that most of the annoying email newsletters and endless sales pitches from retailers and "educational partners" have a link on the bottom marked unsubscribe. And that this magical button has the power to transform my email inbox.
I was too busy slogging through the daily pack of emails, hitting delete before even opening over two-thirds of what came my way. And it seemed that the influx was getting heavier over time. Since when does Store M have a daily deal so awesome that it needs a daily email? And how about C Online University, where I can finish my Master's degree program? Do I really need to hear about every opportunity? In a word: NO.
Do I feel sorry for the site that greeted my efforts to unsubscribe from their annoying emails with a sad graphic? Not at all.
My gain: freedom from hundreds of artery-clogging, bank-balance-depleting, time-wasting emails a week.