Another Way to Streamline Your Inbox: The Swizzle Sweeper

February 12, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

I’ve been on the hunt recently for ways to get (and keep) my personal e-mail inbox under control. I’ve gotten in to Mailbox, but haven’t spent enough time exploring it yet. And now I’m trying out Swizzle, specifically Swizzle Sweeper.

What does it do? Swizzle Sweeper scans your inbox for any e-mail that appears to be an e-mail newsletter—basically, it looks for anything with an unsubscribe link in the e-mail. Then it gives you a complete list and provides the option to put it into a daily e-mail digest or to unsubscribe from the newsletter. When I ran the Swizzle Sweeper I had something ridiculous like 147 newsletters (admittedly, I sign up and test out a lot of websites and services). I went through the list and put a lot of the companies in my daily digest, and unsubscribed from a lot more of them as well.

Swizzle Sweeper

Hopefully, this quiets my inbox and makes it easy to glance through all the newsletters I get as I’m drinking my coffee tomorrow morning.

How do you keep your inbox in order?

COMMENTS

  1. Jennifer

    Swizzle may be efficient but it is also highly invasive and has the right to share publicly some aspects you wish to keep private. Here is a snippet from the privacy policy:

    You should be aware that all user profiles in the Service are public by nature. Accordingly, some of the PII you provide to us when registering or otherwise utilizing the Service will be available to other registered users of the Service and other users of the Internet. In addition to your name, location and other provided information being displayed, some of your activity in the Service may also be displayed publicly, such as the brands or items you choose to “follow,” advertisements you choose to “keep,” comments and posts you make on the Website, etc. We strongly suggest that users guard their sensitive information sufficiently and review our Terms of Service for more detailed information

    February 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  2. Shane

    Jennifer, this comment is absolutely not true. I’ve used this service many times. Here is the wording regarding privacy from theswizzle website:

    We do not retain your e-mail account passwords for any third party e-mail accounts you submit to the Inbox Manager program. If you submit this information, we use it only to access and use your third party e-mail account on your behalf. After the session is closed, our software “forgets” your password. (You may notice the effect of this if you run multiple scans of your third party e-mail account and need to provide your password to us each time.)

    February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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