Do you have a digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT)? Are you tired of your inbox being flooded with emails from them? You may find that it's very difficult to change the settings in your account to get them to stop sending so many emails. Whether that's intentional or not, we're here to help you block emails from the NYT, and other subscriptions.
Why block emails from the NYT?
"But why would I want to block emails from the NYT?" you might ask. Well, let's say you signed up for a free trial, or maybe you're even a paying member of their subscription. They're known for sending dozens of emails per day about new stories. And worst of all, it can be very difficult to get them to stop.
Note: Of course, the goal here isn't to discourage you from consuming news or staying informed. It's just about taking control of your digital space and deciding what gets your attention.
Why is it so hard to unsubscribe from the NYT?
Unsubscribing from the NYT emails can be tricky - sometimes the settings UI doesn't work or doesn't save properly, or like other subscriptions, they may not honor these settings. The unsubscribe link might also be small and inconspicuous as possible, hidden somewhere at the bottom of the email. And even when you do find it and click on it, you're often led to a page with logins, multiple checkboxes, and confusing language designed to make you second guess your decision. It can be like trying to find your way out of a maze, only to realize you've been going in circles.
How to Block Emails from the NYT
So, how do you escape this digital labyrinth? You can use a tool like Block Sender to block their emails.
Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Install the Block Sender browser extension if you haven't already
- Open your Gmail account and find an email from the NYT.
- Click on the email to open it.
- Click on the "Block" button above the email and select "Emails from this sender".
You can also block emails from the NYT via the dashboard. Just be sure to make note of the email address that sends you the emails.
Other Ways to Block Their Emails
If you've followed the steps above and still find that you're receiving emails from the New York Times, don't worry, there are still other ways to block their emails. They might be getting through because they are sent from a few different addresses.
To fix this, you can create a more strict block, like one of the following:
- Block their entire domain, "nytimes.com"
- Block them by phrase, "New York Times"
- Block them by name, "The New York Times"
With the right tools and strategies, it's entirely possible to regain control and block unwanted emails from the New York Times or any other persistent sender.
Whether you choose to unsubscribe, use your email provider's blocking feature, or enlist the help of a third-party tool, the important thing is to find a solution that works for you. And remember, if all else fails, there's always the option of sending a strongly worded email to the sender 😉