Undesirable emails and newsletters that we do not read remain stored on energy consuming servers. To reduce the carbon footprint of your emails, clean your mailbox regularly. You can manually delete your messages or use a free, smart, eco-friendly tool like Cleanfox to clean your mailbox. Finally, this free software is compatible with most email services, including Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook and iCloud.
How to create your Yahoo inbox?
In order to create a yahoo inbox, go to the homepage of Yahoo through your web browser.
1. Enter the fr.mail.yahoo.com URL
2. Click at the bottom right corner of the page on the Create an account button
3. Fill in the required information: First name, last name, phone number, gender, birthdate, etc. The boxes ticked by an asterisk must be completed
4. Choose an email address and a strong password to better secure your personal data
It should be noted that the exact address of the supplier varies according to the countries and languages chosen in your search engine.
Be sure to choose a strong password to secure your account. Finally, Yahoo recommends a password containing between 8 and 32 characters.
Delete your emails and newsletters
It is important to do a spring cleaning in your Yahoo mailbox from time to time. This saves storage space on the hard disk. At the same time, you improve the operation of your device. Moreover, you gain in productivity and efficiency. Indeed, having a cluttered mailbox can greatly affect your concentration.
In order to delete your emails on Yahoo, follow these instructions:
1. Select one or more messages from your inbox or ay folder
2. Click on the delete icon
If you wish to delete a group of messages at once:
1. Click on the icon “Select everything”
2. Click on the “Delete” icon
3. Validate by clicking on OK
Clean your inbox with Cleanfox
If you don’t have the time or the desire to manually clean your Yahoo mailbox, it is possible to do this in no time and free of charge. The French start-up Foxintelligence has designed the Cleanfox software to delete undesirable emails and unsubscribe from uninteresting newsletters.
The software is easy to use and comes in a mobile version. Therefore, you should associate your Yahoo mailbox in order to clean it. The tool then sorts your messages and sorts them by sender. Once the scan is complete, all the smartly classified emails will be displayed, even the oldest ones and newsletters you don’t remember subscribing to.
Afterwards, Cleanfox asks you to delete the emails and/or unsubscribe, or keep them. Once the cleaning of your mailbox is done, the tool gives statistics on your eco-friendly gesture by mentioning the amount of CO2 and the number of trees saved. In addition, Foxintelligence has joined the GDPR. Therefore, there is no risk that your personal data will be shared with other companies without your consent.