Ah, email. It’s hard enough to keep up without the constant pings from your ‘friends’ at Pottery Barn, World Market, Groupon, Amazon deals etc. There are so many more Electronics Classified Ads! I get it. At first you want to order a product, so you go online and order. You are either prompted to create an account (some companies require this), or you are just required to enter your email address. Automatically the ‘Give me Updates on everything about your company because I care so much…” box is checked. So you take the extra second to uncheck it (yay!). And move on with your order.
Thank goodness Gmail has a new system that does quite well at separating Promotional and Social emails from the rest of the bunch.