Unsubscribe from Email Alert

Lately, I feel like all I get is spam email. This is very frustrating and I’ve taken to using apps like Unroll.Me that make it easy to unsubscribe from the bevy of email lists I’ve somehow wound up on. That being said, it appears Apple has baked the ability to unsubscribe from mailing lists straight from the native Mail app in iOS 10.

To use this feature, you don’t have to do much at all because Apple’s designed the feature so that, you know, it just works.

When you are inside the Mail app and you happen upon an email that you can unsubscribe from, Apple will proactively show a little alert on the top of the email allowing you to automatically unsubscribe from that email.

This is widely welcomed feature that I’m sure almost everyone can benefit from. It makes it simple and painless to get out of those email lists that constantly annoy you. (I’m looking at you LinkedIn!)

Ubsubscribe in iOS 10

Third-party applications still offer some benefits over this first-party solution, like the ability to instead of unsubscribing, compiling all of your newsletter style emails into a simple digest that you can easily read through.

For now, this is a good start for those of us who still use Apple’s native Mail solution.

So what do you guys think of the ability to unsubscribe? Is this just an unnecessary feature that weighs down the OS, or something really useful that allows you to ditch third-party apps that do something with similar effect.

Let us know down in the comments.

  • Flabalanche

    Last sentence you said “Let su know down in the comments”

  • I just want fricking HTML email sigs, is that too much to ask?

  • Jason B

    Nice feature to have, noticed Outlook had it when I switched to using that, however, it seems like it only works maybe 50% of the time…

    Mostly, thanks for Unroll.Me, gonna give that a try!

  • TornBodies

    instead of going through all these articles u can simply watch Jeff’s – 75 new iOS 10 features / changes! Video on youtube

    • Noohar

      32min long (!) but worth it.

    • DOOManiac

      Got a link?

  • M.

    this is great but where’s the delete button to actually delete emails??

  • iAskTank

    It’d be nice if this was a jailbreak tweak for those on iOS 9.

  • Brewse

    Got to say, I don’t like the unsubscribe feature.

    Too easy to hit by mistake, especially since I have Mail set to not download images automatically (so there is another link up near the unsubscribe that loads images – which is nice to now have at the top instead of at the bottom where it used to be).

    Also, I am good about unsubscribing to lists that don’t interest me. Would rather not see the unsubscribe link on every list message.

  • Jimi Witt

    I feel that now my messages don”t show up as unread because of it. How do I turn this off?

  • Gus

    The Unsubscribe option only shows up when reading email on my iPhone – but not my iPad or iMac. How can I get that feature activated across all devices?

  • aBallerDotCom

    I read another artilce talking about the mailing list and unsubscribing from spam is a bad idea because if you send a reply from your email to that email address that sent you the spam the spam bot will register your email as active and sell or trade that information to another massive spam emailing bot and you end up with more spam in your inbox.

    It’s also one of the very many reasons why I had to give up on my gmail account. Another reason being 100’s of unwanted emails from Google itself emailing me updates on YouTube videos that I did not care about and the annoying Google Forums emails everytime someone replies to the thread.

    tl;dr Best practice is just putting these unwanted email mailing list emails in the junk folder and letting the junk mail sort it out for you. If you are all Mac products like I unfortunatley am in this day and age then Mac Mail is one of the very few good applications left on the Mac.