How to Unsubscribe from Unwanted Emails on Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail is an emailing service launched in 1997 through American Parent Company Yahoo. It basically offers three packages for personal use (Basic, Plus and Ad-Free) and a dedicated one for business use. By December of 2011 Yahoo had 281 million users around the globe making it the third-largest email service in the world. Since 2015 its webmail client supports managing non-Yahoo email accounts.

In January 2014 an undisclosed number of accounts were hacked and their usernames, passwords were leaked. Yahoo took the security breach seriously and had notified the users to change their usernames and passwords to avoid further security issues. In 2013 Yahoo decided to delete accounts that weren’t logged in for around 12 months and give their usernames to other new users thus causing a huge mess up as the new owners mostly received emails from the service subscriptions subscribed by the previous owner. It resulted in a huge backlash for Yahoo.

Attention Economy:

The biggest problem with emails is the unnecessary clutter of emails and notifications. In today’s world attention is the most prized asset one can profit from. Big tech giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft are developing apps with personalized content so one doesn’t deviate much from their apps. User data is tracked to such an extent that our personal privacy is invaded like never before. Instead of being bugged constantly with notifications one can choose the right not to be disturbed and stay focussed on work it’s a hard choice but one you will benefit from in the long run.

Everyone doesn’t like to be bugged too much with notifications 24/7, especially with unnecessary email notifications they are a big headache. Modern scientific case studies have proven that our brains have a limited attention span and wasting it on unnecessary emails is the worst thing you can do to yourself, especially if you are a business owner or are employed at such a position where you need to make important decisions.

How to Unsubscribe from emails on Yahoo Mail

Below is a list of steps one can take to unsubscribe oneself from Yahoo’s newsletters, special updates/ offers, Yahoo Premium service updates, and offers.

  • Step 1: Open the email you want to unsubscribe from and scroll to the bottom of the email.
  • Step 2: Click on the Unsubscribe button on the bottom of the email. Usually, sometimes you get a popup asking you again do you really want to unsubscribe once you click yes you are unsubscribed from the service.

It sometimes takes up to 10 days to unsubscribe from Yahoo communications email.

There are some things that you can’t unsubscribe from, a list of them is mentioned below:

  • 1) Updates on Service Issues
  • 2) Notifications regarding any changes in the Privacy Policy
  • 3) Notifications on Terms and Service Policy changes.
  • 4) Notifications on any discontinuation of services.
  • 5) Billing notifications, invoices.
  • 6) Welcome messages when you sign in for any new Yahoo services

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