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Anybody else have trouble getting off of email lists?

Asked by Fairylover78 (1176 points ) March 22nd, 2011

I went to freecycle.com to check it out as requested by a friend and signed up, thought it could come in handy at some point… I get over 100 emails everyday from them now for people in my area getting rid of stuff. I have unsubscribed 5 times and STILL continue to get emails, it’s driving me crazy! Anyone else have this problem with them, or know how to make it stop? ( freecycle.com is where ppl go to sale or give away things, and can find places in your area.. thought it was good idea until this started…)

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downtide's avatar

If you’ve unsubscribed and they’re still sending you emails, they’re breaking the law. Contact their customer services.

Meanwhile you can set up a filter in your email client. How to do this depends on what program you use to receive emails. In Outlook or Windows Mail it’s under “message rules”. Set a rule to say that any email containing freecycle in the sender’s address is automatically deleted.

Sunny2's avatar

When you ask them to delete your name, they just consider that you are a real person at the end of that address and send more. Just put them in your Spam file and ignore them. Eventually they’ll stop.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t know what Freecycle you are on, but the Freecycle.org does not allow any sales – everything is entirely free and the unsubscribe works just fine.

I use an obscure e-mail for contests and such, and I delete 200 emails a month. My husband is very active online, and he deletes 200 a DAY.

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