Users' questions

Is it safe to unsubscribe from a legitimate email list?

Is it safe to unsubscribe from a legitimate email list?

That being said, if you want to unsubscribe from an email list that you know is from a legitimate company, it’s usually okay to click the unsubscribe link, McAfee, a computer security software company, says.

Is there a way to prevent fraudulent email subscriptions?

A good way for email operators to prevent fraudulent subscriptions is to confirm every subscription with the recipient. With Confirmed Opt-in (or Double Opt-in), a new subscriber won’t receive emails until they click a special link in an email confirming the subscription.

What to do if someone is ignoring your unsubscribe request?

Your inbox service provider could penalize email senders that ignore unsubscribe requests. They could track which senders repeatedly ignore unsubscribe requests and continue sending emails. These abusers could then be reported as spammers. This would give the email operators incentive to handle the new SMTP unsubscribe status code.

How do I unsubscribe from a commercial email?

In either case, you want to stop receiving them. So, as we described above for commercial emails, send them a reply, asking them to remove your email address from their database. Generally, it takes a few days for an email address to be removed from a list after you use an unsubscribe link.

Is it possible to unsubscribe from an unknown email address?

It’s hard to deal with all of the newsletters in your email box, especially if you are a subscriber to many different websites and services. Furthermore, it is typically annoying to get emails from unknown senders. And, it is even more annoying if there is no means to unsubscribe from them.

What happens if you unsubscribe to a fraudulent email?

This post explains why. Clicking “Unsubscribe” in a fraudulent email will not result in your email address being removed from the scammer’s email list. What it WILL do is one, or both of the following:

Which is the best service to safely unsubscribe from email?

If it’s marked as being run by SafeUnsubscribe, click away. That reputable service is provided by a firm called Constant Contact, which more than 500,000 businesses and organizations pay to remove recipients from mailing lists.

What to do if you unsubscribe from a spam email?

When that happens, simply mark the message as SPAM or Junk and then delete it. Whatever you do, DO NOT click on the “Unsubscribe” link (or ANY link in the email for that matter).