Unsub me already: GitHub, fail


This originally appeared on the Annexe, chronicling my adventures unsubscribing from email newsletters. The only acceptable outcome from clicking unsubscribe in an email footer is immediately being unsubscribed!


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[ ] Receive all emails, except those I unsubscribe from.
[ ] Only receive account related emails, and those I subscribe to.


  • Footer didn’t include “unsubscribe”, so email filter couldn’t catch
  • Should not need to log in to unsubscribe
  • Can’t unsubscribe from everything, so need to add to my delete filters

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