My Gmail inbox has 15,920 unread emails and I guarantee you that a third of that total is attributed to promotional emails. Promotional emails can be a nuisance for many Gmail users even if you consciously or unconsciously signed up for them. They can clog up your inbox, making it difficult to find important messages. Yes, you love the deals from the promotional emails, however, you might need a break as well. Fortunately, there are a few ways to get rid of promotional emails in Gmail.
1. Unsubscribe from Promotional Emails
The first measure you should take to eliminate promotional emails is to unsubscribe from the emails. Many promotional emails give their recipients an opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving promotional updates from them at the bottom of each message. By clicking on the unsubscribe link, you can unsubscribe from the emails and stop receiving them in the future.
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2. Delete Promotional Emails
This is an alternate method if you wish to keep receiving promotional emails. Unsubscribing just prevents you from receiving promotional emails in the future from a particular advertiser but does not delete the promotional emails from your inbox. That’s why you need to consider deleting them. This way, you can keep your inbox clean and still have access to promotional emails if you ever need them. To delete promotional emails in bulk;
- Log in to your Gmail account on a desktop or laptop.
- In the search bar, simply type “unsubscribe” and hit enter.
- Now tick the above box to select all emails with an unsubscribe tag.
- Tap the Delete icon.
3. Block the Sender
What if the sender doesn’t include the “Unsubscribe” link in their email, what do you do then? Well, we simply block them instead. If you find that a particular sender is sending you unwanted promotional emails, you can block them. This will prevent any future emails from that sender from reaching your inbox. To block a particular sender on Gmail.
- Open the email from the sender that you wish to block.
- Tap on the three dots in the corner of your chat and select Block.
The methods explained above will help you get rid of promotional emails and thus help you maintain a clean and organized inbox folder making it easier to find important messages.