About a year or almost two ago I made the official move to Gmail for my primary email account. I was previously using Yahoo and my account was getting spammed to death and I just could not take it any longer. I now check my Yahoo account about once per month just to see if there is a straggler email message in there anywhere. Today I decided to clean up my Yahoo Inbox and here is what accumulated in the past month...
~258 total messages
~22 from Kohl's...Whoa! That's almost 1 per day. Unsubscribe!!!!
~16 from Expedia...depressing since I have NO money to travel ANYWHERE!
~14 from Barnes & Noble - Overkill IMO.
~14 from American Airlines...again, depressing. Unsubscribe!!!
~13 from Eddie Bauer
~8 from Broadway.com - I subscribed to this one back in 2006 when I was free and fortunate enough to travel to NYC 3 times and see 8 shows. Today: Unsubscribe!!
So clearly, that does not total 258, but there were an abundance of other junk messages to which I quickly unsubscribed. I'm VERY interested to see in one month from now just how many of those junk messages still show up. I have very little faith in the whole 'unsubscribe' function.
On the bright side, I discovered that my banking institution had my old phone number and email address so I quickly updated my profile with them. Yay!