I signed up for unroll.me a couple days ago and have been really impressed with the service. It’s already really cut down on the amount of mail in my inbox, by killing a ton of annoying stuff I have been deciding to press delete every day rather than go through an annoying and possibly ineffective unsubscribe process.
You should definitely sign up and save yourself some time. I was surprised to see I was signed up for over 150 different emails.
A few things that would make this service even better for me:
Preview the subscriptions
There are a ton of subscriptions they’ve detected that I’m unsure if I can safely unsubscribe from. For example, they found three different emails I get from Honda. I’m sure two are promotional garbage and one is the one that tells me I need to get my car looked at. If I could take a quick look at the mail that comes through for each subscription I’d be able to make more confident choices.
I bet a ton of people that use this service have more than one email address - it would be great to have several tied to your unroll.me account to manage them all in one place. That said, easy workaround to sign up with multiple email addresses.
Label / folder to unsubscribe
One way to reduce the friction to unsubscribing to mail would be to set up a special label (Google) or folder (other services) that would signal unroll.me to unsubscribe me or add the mail to my daily rollup.
Transactional mail from event services showing up as subscriptions
Invitations from people using Evite, Paperless Post and EventBrite show up as separate subscriptions. “All Evites” is a reasonable thing to rollup, “Evites from Wes and Kim” isn’t particularly.
I’m probably on the heavier usage and more anal-retentive side of things, but I’d really prefer to group similar mail types of mail together into topical rollups. Presently, I use the rollup to group the various tech/startup event notifications I get. I probably don’t want to scan these at the same time as looking at cheap airline tickets and other deals.
Report subscriptions that fall through the cracks
Unroll.me does a great job of detecting many of the emails I’ve subscribed to, but they still miss some. It would be great to be able to designate a mail as a subscription that I could unsubscribe from or add to my rollup.
Unsubscribe me from my physical mail :-)
CatalogChoice.org means well, but it doesn’t really work and the experience leaves a lot to be desired.
All that said, you should sign up right now if you haven’t. Unroll.me is a great service.