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Email unsubscription services sells your data – Be safe

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated July 14, 2021

The email unsubscribes service revealed to be selling its user's email data to the apps they were unsubscribing form. The revelation came from a New York Times profile on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

It was revealed Uber buys data from Unroll.me that showed how Lyft's user base was progressing. After the news came, The CEO of Unroll.me, Jojo Hedaya wrote a blog post saying the whole company is "heartbroken" its users found out how to makes money on the free service.

Amit Agarwal, a blogger has given a clever solution for Gmail users, that neither requires said access by a third party nor steals your data. Just click here to copy a preconfigured to your Google drive, head to the 'Gmail Unsubscriber’ menu to connect your Gmail account and create a label.

Once you have done these process, move to your Gmail inbox, after creating a label with the same and apply that label to any newsletter you want to subscribe from in your inbox. Totally, it takes 15 minutes to update after it will automatically unsubscribe from emails you have selected.

Interestingly, you will also see a log of messages from which you have been unsubscribed in the spreadsheet, you copied. If you ant more detail about the solution using the open source script work on Agarwal's blog.



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