March 25, 2014
On March 24 Unroll.me announced that they have stopped 1.5 billion emails from reaching users’ inboxes. Now, before you start thinking that the team at Unroll.me is sabotaging our inboxes, it’s their company’s mission to change the way people interact with email by giving users the ability to regain control over what comes into their inbox.
“The challenges are many. The inbox is almost like a storage facility overflowing with valuable stuff and crap,” says Josh Rosenwald, CEO of Unroll.me. “We need to help users decipher what is what and help them access what they need, when they need it. We’re going to continue to grow our product and build a team capable of fixing the largest form of communication for the last two decades.”
The Unroll.me platform lets users easily unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover relevant new subscriptions, and organize them all in one place; every day users are delivered a single, daily digest called the Rollup. They currently cater to Gmail & Google Apps, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live Mail, and iCloud.
Paralleling the announcement of 1.5 billion stopped emails, Unroll.me also reported huge growth over the last 3 months. The platform started at 150,000 actives in December and grew to 700,000 by March alone.
“Our recent growth shows the immense need for a solution to email overload,” says Rosenwald. “By tripling our user base in the last few months, email users everywhere have raised the white flag. They’ve had enough and are looking to Unroll.Me to declutter their lives so they can get back to doing have they love.”
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