With the increase in the internet penetration rate and the adoption of technology by many people around the world, the focus has now shifted to the safety of personal data and devices. The number of cybersecurity cases have increased significantly with time and some firms such as Unroll.Me have developed solutions to curb the menace. The organization was formed to help its clients to have control over their emails.
One is required to subscribe for the service for free to enable them to easily unsubscribe from unwanted subscriptions. A daily list of the subscriptions is automatically prepared and sent to the subscribers. Through the Unroll.Me service, you are guaranteed a clean inbox. Unroll.Me recommends internet users to adopt several measures to curb cybersecurity threats and hence improve their experience.
One of the common practices is ensuring regular software update. Recently, many internet users were threatened by cybercriminals through ransomware. In such a case, one is required to pay a ransom to avoid the destruction of their personal data. In early 2017, hundreds of thousands of people from 150 countries were affected by ransomware. The emails are one of the main platforms where ransomware are used.
Experts urge email users to avoid downloading software from unknown sources to avoid such attacks. Some of the institutions that were affected by the 2017 cybersecurity incident include hospitals and educational institutions. It was a lesson to many people that they should always ensure that all their software are up to date.
Many people don’t like going through privacy policies as they consider them to be boring. However, it is necessary to do so as they contain crucial information about what to expect from a company. One of the privacy policies for Unroll.Me is that the company may collect, use and sell your data provided it’s not of personal nature. One of the incidents that made people realize the need for this practice involved Uber and its rival company. Many people were surprised due to that policy by Unroll.Me. The other way that your personal information may get compromised and exposed to third parties is through the use of some third-party applications.
Jojo Hedaya was recently featured in an article on the WeWork website titled “Meet the 24-year-old Founders Winning the Battle Against Junk Mail.” The article, written by Danielle Renton, reveals how easy it is to become distracted by the constant notifications of emails. This severe problem led Jojo Hedaya and his business partner Josh Rosenwald to create a unique product called Unroll.me. The function of the tool is to organize all the emails, particularly since 80% of the emails are simply updates, subscriptions or newsletters. The personal frustration led them to make a product that will compile all the subscriptions into a single email, allowing you to scroll through the emails without making you sift through every single one. It streamlines the unsubscribing process as well, allowing you to unsubscribe from any newsletters you aren’t interested in anymore with a single click.
Another benefit of the creation by Jojo Hedaya is the ability to choose what time the Rollup is sent to your email. This allows the subscribers to go through their subscriptions during their lunch break or after work without being constantly interrupted. The two met when they traveled to Israel to study while they were both in college. They created the first version of the product within two months. However, the early release did not work very well. They revealed the secret to standing out from their competitors is the simplification. They wanted to help users have a simple experience with a product that was easy to use. With the app, you can see all of the subscriptions and unsubscribe from them with a single click.
The product was also featured in the Tech Crunch article titled “Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys Unroll.Me to Add Email List Control to its Shopping App.” The article reveals Slice purchased the app to help people unsubscribe from mass-emails and spam. The bootstrap startup began in 2011 and gained 1.3 million different users without any outside investors. The article reveals that companies are gaining an edge when they are able to have a great customer experience. Consumers want apps and technology companies to run smoothly while also getting discounts if they can.