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31 Jul 2009

Gmail unsubscribes from spam for you

The guys from big G never cease to amaze me. I was deleting an old coupon message from Pro Flowers today and accidentally hit the “Report Spam” button instead of “Delete”, and was greeting with this:


I thought unsubscribing from legitimate mailing lists was already pretty easy, but Google decided that one step was still one too many. The usability focus these guy extrude is mind-blowing at times.

If you’re curious, that “Learn more” link heads to a Gmail Help article. It just discusses why they did it, and nothing about how. So it’s less than helpful if you run a mailing list and are looking to leverage this feature for yourself. If anyone finds out how to tap into it, please comment or email me.

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