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Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds 129

Posted by timothy
from the and-don't-come-back dept.
itwbennett writes "Starting this week, a new, clearly marked 'unsubscribe' link will appear at the top of the header field in marketers' emails. Previously only appearing for a small percentage of users, the feature will now be made available for most promotional messages with unsubscribe options, Google said on Thursday. Email recipients do not need to take action for the links to appear."
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Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds

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  • by Krojack (575051) on Saturday February 22, 2014 @01:19PM (#46311801)

    This is my biggest complaint. A few years back I had someone in Australia buy plain tickets online and used my email address. I got the info about the account and tickets, did a password reset request and got into the account and canceled the tickets. I sure hope they had a hard time when they showed up at the airport.

    Verification emails should be sent on all new account creations and when signing up for any mailing list. Clearly the latter won't happen because companies want the emails to go to someone, they don't care who.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22, 2014 @01:28PM (#46311831)

    Plain tickets? How gauche! If only it had been fancy tickets instead...

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