Very frustrating, users possibly beware
By JS ._.
I downloaded this app and went through all the steps to sign up, and got to the point where they start going through the emails and finding subscriptions. The app claimed it should’ve only taken a few minutes, so I waited... and waited. I decided to use the notification option for when it finished, but noticed when I was clearing my open apps later it seemed to glitch. It took me back to the login screen, and I logged in, but it took me back to the login page again, and again, and again! I deleted the app after that. But THEN I decided to maybe give the app another shot (the next day) because I REALLY wanted it to work, and at first I thought it did. I logged in, and the app said it had 23 subscriptions found, then I put the notifications on again. I open the app again later, and another subscription was added to the list, but the next time I logged in, it did the exact same thing as before! I really don’t appreciate this, and if it is a bug and not something sketchy (that I have been seeing in the reviews) PLEASE fix it. If this app did work for me, it would be essential, but it doesn’t. Thank you for anyone who decided to take the time reading my review, I hope this helped
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Holy COW this is amazing! Seriously, I use to get SO many emails and would miss important emails due to the time and effort of trying to unsubscribe to promo emails. Worse yet, if it even worked, I had to force myself to unsubscribe to things I sometimes would want to hear about (I mean who doesn’t love a good sale?) but couldn’t handle to flood of emails I was getting so had to forgo the opportunity to learn about these good deals. I use to spend hours “unsubscribing” to promo emails and still would have 100+ emails a day. Thanks to Unroll Me, I know get 1 beautiful email all rolled up and can quickly see important emails. It’s also really easy to dig back through in the event you accidently roll something up that you want your inbox. And it’s great about what it suggests you roll up (i.e. unroll me doesn’t try to ID my obnoxious chain emails from same person everyday as an email i suggest as an email to roll up!). Seriously do it. It will change your life!
This App actually works!
I have tried many things to combat spam mail. I used the iPhone’s built in “mark as spam” and “unsubscribe” feature which didn’t help much (perhaps it’s less effective for yahoo accounts?), I marked emails as spam through Yahoo’s website directly, I would click the unsubscribe link (which I then read is not something one should do). I still battled spam emails every day so I decided to give this app a shot and after having to mark over 2000 emails as spam I’m happy to report that I now barely get any spam. Maybe one email every three days or so. It takes some work at first but it’s well worth it.
My only gripe (and the reason for one star short of perfect) is the effort it takes to mark this many emails as spam. You have to swipe every single one. I wish there was a feature to select all of many emails at once and just bulk-tag them. Once you’re at the point of being caught up, it’s super easy to stay on top of things.
It Works Well, But...
The short response here is that Unroll Me does a decent job of finding emails that are likely junk and helps either unsubscribe you from them or just auto-trash them. I love that. My only reason for not giving a 5-star rating is I do still have some emails coming from spam sources that the app hasn’t caught that come from the same sender. So it caught quite a bit just not everything. This sort of service has incredible value to a lot of ppl and it’s free which is amazing. But if there were a premium version that had a deeper look at my inboxes for like $2-$3 a year I’d be willing to pay that if it means I have a reliable service that’s chucking garbage out so I’m not thinking I have 11 unread emails every 3 hours. Good app - definitely try it, I just think it has opportunity to be a little better.
Spend half the day subscribing, the other half, unsubscribing.
By Kit Kaplan
I am a compulsive information gatherer. I love to know everything about anything because you just never know when it will come in handy. Every day I am bombarded by email and spam. it seems like every time I subscribe to something new, they sell my name to someone else. Suddenly i get tons of unrelated advertising.
Everywhere I go online I feel pounded with ads. On Facebook now and every “free“ app is chock-full of advertising that pops up in your face so you can’t use the app until you read it. I’m just so sick of it.
That’s why I love this app. One of the best tools I have found to manage ADHD and get things done is TIO, or turn it off. When I’m trying to get something done, I turn off notifications. I have an app on my phone to track time I spend on tasks and warn me when the time is over. And I can turn the phone off and still get that alert, but nothing else. Love it.
Absolutely, positively amazing app!
This has changed the game. With all the legitimate things I receive, sale info from places I go to infrequently (but still want to know about) and then the random junk mail, my inbox stayed full. I used to have to spend so much time unsubscribing to the excess emails, and when I didn’t have the time to do so, it would quickly get out of control. As well, new junk mail quickly took the place of newly unsubscribed junk mail, and the cycle would repeat. Not anymore! I roll up the emails from the stores, unsubscribe from the junk and keep the rest. It’s as quick as swiping left, right or up, in one app. Then my inbox has one nicely rolled up email with all the store offers, no junk, and the rest is what I need to sift through. Even better, it’s constantly looking for NEW junk e-mail, and notifies me in my pretty little roll up! So quick, so easy, and so awesome! HIGHLY recommend!
Don’t fake your own death
Everybody my age; those of us who were thereto birth the internet and all the changes it has made in everyday life, were the guinea pigs for those who forged this new age. We made all the mistakes that those creators used to adjust and change that which they were making. One of those oft made mistakes was letting your e-mail address be written on every bathroom wall on the net. Us older models now have to clear 50 or more unwanted e-mails a day from a mailbox we just want to manage our personal lives with. Another reality is that changing your primary e-mail is like moving to another country. It’s like a relationship with a lover that you can’t live with, but cannot leave. Unroll me isn’t perfect (yet), but it will reduce the clutter pretty significantly. If you can’t afford a techie or are too old to be savvy about creating a new identity, try Unroll me!
Amazing! Unsubscribed to 63 Mass Emailers in 5 Minutes!
By Unsubsribe Me-
I recently started recieving 100+ unsolicited emails daily from online retailers, stores, airlines, every cruise line imaginable, surveys, vineyards, catalogs, coupon websites- just a ton of junk. They made it through spam and junk filters and made my inbox a nightmare.
To go into each individual email and find the "unsubscribe" link, open in browser, then answer the customized questions for each site to "say goodbye" took at least five minutes. Some had multiple questions to ensure you wanted them to honestly leave you alone. I was breaking off an unsolicited email "relationship" with JC Penny, Windsor Vineyards, and OTAA neckties- stalkers are easier to get rid of.
I got this, it downloaded quickly, then I simply entered the email account, granted permission with a click, and 80+ junk/mass accounts were isolated in seconds. 100% accuracy! I was able to quickly save those I actually need or want (school emails, retailers I actually frequent) and unsubscribe from 63 mailing lists in just a few minutes! Easy to use and loved the reporting! Have done this to three phones now- Miracle!
A must-have once you have been targeted and had your email taken or gathered from browsing history, job affiliation from Linkedin, marketing lists and retailer affiliates.
Such a good app...but...
This app is lifestyle altering...or at least it used to be.
It’s gotten very glitchy wherein all of a sudden have all of my emails that are supposed to be rolled up, now flooding my inbox, yet I will still receive a roll up email. Additionally, I have 3 accounts and the swapping between them doesn’t work. I will get an daily new subscription alert, but when I go to the app, I am only allowed to view the rollup on one account. When I try to select a different account, it says “this account already selected”, yet there is no roll up for that account.
Please Please fix!
I’ve uninstalled and re-installed this app more times than I can say. The annoyances of having so many emails in my inbox removed was a real dream. Now I spend more time trying to get the app to work.
It really is helpful. All you do is choose if you want an email source deleted, kept in their box or kept in your email. I found that I rarely look at the ones they “roll up” in their app, because it takes time for it to open. But it is fabulous for deleting. At first I signed up for their daily emails. It was a total drag, just another email, but I changed it to no emails and now check the app myself once or twice a week. Websites that hope for money from you change the names of the supposed senders constantly, and so do eventually return to your inbox, but it is still easier to unsubscribe to them through Unroll me, until they change the name again. But that is not Unroll Me’s fault and they really are terrific.