It’s very easy to subscribe to dozens of company promotions without realizing it. If you buy anything online from a retailer, you will be subscribed. If you read an article that demands registration, you will be subscribed. It’s easy to ignore all those promotional emails and pile them in a promotional tab, what if any of your favorite brand emails come up, and you miss it because of the mass of other promotional emails? Here is how you can get rid of promotional emails (these all require using Gmail with a browser. It is very little you can do with your mobile app; those options are listed at the end of this article.)
Google made it easy to unsubscribe to a subscription, you will have a small Unsubscribe link next to the sender’s name on top. Click on the link you’ll get a pop-up button Unsubscribe button. Click that, and soon stop getting emails from that source.
DELETE OLD EMAILS
Unsubscribing and blocking from a list doesn’t do anything about several hundred emails that are still in your Gmail account.
There are many ways to get rid of old emails.
To get rid of an email from, say, a specific sender:
- Type the name of the sender in your search box.
- If you want to make sure you’re just getting emails sent to you, you can type in “From [sender]” or “From: [email address]” instead. You can also click on the icon on the right of the search field and use any of those fields to search for the emails you want to delete.
- You get a list of emails from that sender and select emails from that sender and click on the trash icon to send all emails to the trash.
- When you click on the button delete you will get a typical message “Are you sure you want to do this?”. If you are sure then click “Ok”.
USING THE MOBILE APP
While the “unsubscribe” tab doesn’t appear on the Gmail mobile app, you can block a sender by opening the email, clicking on the three dots in the top right corner, and selecting “Block [sender name].”
You can delete multiple emails by pressing on the icon for each email you want to delete and then selecting the trash can icon.