How to unsubscribe from mailings (spam) in Mail on iPhone, iPad and Mac – new feature


When you shop online, place an order, order delivery, or something similar, you can easily end up on someone else’s mailing list. Many people even like to receive letters from companies offering discounts or news. But there are times when there are too many such letters.

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You can easily request deletion of these message types in the Mail app on your Mac with just a couple of clicks.

While not a new feature for iOS users, it first appeared on the Mac with macOS Catalina. Here’s how you can use the unsubscribe feature in the Mail app.

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Unsubscribe function

The email application easily recognizes emails that are part of a mailing list, usually some kind of business. These types of emails are marked with a message at the top of the header, “This is from a mailing list,” and a link to unsubscribe next to it.

If you choose to unsubscribe, the Mail app will automatically send an email to this company asking them to remove your email address from the mailing list.

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How to unsubscribe from mailing lists (spam) in Mail on Mac

Open the Mail app on your Mac and follow these simple steps:

1. Select the email you want to unsubscribe from. It may already be open or in the inbox.

2. Click on the link button “Refuse»Opposite the inscription “Letter from the mailing list”

Cancellation of subscription to mailing lists in Mail

3. Confirm this action by pressing OK

Cancellation of subscription to mailing lists in Mail

After you do this, the email will not be moved or flagged in any way, but the option “Refuse” will disappear.

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How to unsubscribe from mailing lists (spam) in Mail on iPhone and iPad

And just in case you don’t know how to unsubscribe from mailing lists in iOS, here’s the sequence of steps.

1. Open the Mail app and the email you want to unsubscribe from.

2. Click on the link button “Refuse”located under the inscription “Letter from the mailing list”

3. Confirm this action by clicking the “Refuse” again.

How to unsubscribe from mailing lists (spam) in Mail on iPhone and iPad

Just like on a Mac, your email will stay the same in your mail app, but the unsubscribe message will disappear.

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The opt-out option in the Mail app is one of the most convenient features. If you don’t want to search, download, install, and configure a third-party app that lets you unsubscribe from a bunch of annoying advertising emails in one fell swoop, this feature is perfect for these one-off situations.

What are your thoughts on adding unsubscribe functionality to Mail on Mac? How worried are you by spam, and will there be a demand for a new opportunity to unsubscribe from it?

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