iOS 10 tidbit: unsubscribe from mailing lists from the Mail app

By , Jun 17, 2016

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.

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  • 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.