Learn How to Stop Emails From POF Cluttering Up Your Inbox

Plenty Of Fish is a great place to make connections, but they’re not always the kinds of connections you want to make. The only guaranteed pairing on POF is made between your inbox and hundreds of spam messages. The email notifications from POF are high in number and seldom useful. The company has been fined before for their lack of a proper unsubscribe option. Even if you’ve never signed up for Plenty Of Fish, you might still get emails from the service. A spam blocker can help you disable them entirely. If you use DoNotPay, though, you’ll solve the problem in minutes and clear up your inbox. 

Use DoNotPay to Unsubscribe from POF Email Lists

The best way to stop spam emails from POF is to use DoNotPay’s app. The process is simple and will only take you a few minutes. Here’s what you have to do to make it happen:

  1. Log in through your web browser or the iOS app store
  2. Find the Spam Collector tab on the left side of the page
  3. Enter the email address that POF uses to send you messages
  4. Next time you get an email from this address, forward it to spam@donotpay.com

The app should unsubscribe you from their mailing list and prevent further spam emails. DoNotPay will also inform you of pending class-action lawsuits against POF. You can choose to join one if you wish to be added to the settlement.

Using the Unsubscribe Feature to Stop Emails from POF

Plenty Of Fish claims to have an unsubscribe feature for their email messages. It’s not a lie, but it’s not the whole truth either. To unsubscribe, you have to:

  1. Open the email
  2. Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom, which leads you to their mail settings page
  3. Choose which emails you wish to receive
  4. Confirm with update mail settings

The problem is that there is no option to disable every email notification. Even with the most restrictive settings, you will still receive emails about your latest matches every Monday. This is made clear by the service at the bottom of the mail settings page. The only way to get rid of these emails is to delete your account, though this may not be a productive option. Consider reporting email abuse should emails continue to flood your inbox.

How to Delete Your Account to Stop POF Email Spam

While it isn’t a foolproof method, deleting your account might unsubscribe you from their mailing lists.

To delete your account, follow these steps:

  1. Open the website in your browser
  2. Log in to the account you want to delete
  3. Find the Help option in the top right corner
  4. Under How do I delete my account, open the link that says Delete account
  5. Enter your account credentials and reason for deletion
  6. Press the Delete button below

On mobile, removing the POF application doesn’t delete your account, and emails will still flood your inbox. You have to log in to your account and delete it using the steps above.

Hiding Your POF Account Can Stop Unwanted Messages From Other Users

Users will continuously send you messages as long as your account is still up. When you want to take a break from POF, hiding your account can be more practical than deleting it. Here’s a quick overview of the differences between these two options.

Benefits

Downsides

Deleting your account

  • You will lose any paid benefits such as premium

Hiding your account from other users

  • Users won’t be able to find you or send you messages
  • There will be fewer notifications
  • You don’t lose your premium subscription
  • POF will continue to send promotional emails

If you want to continue using POF, hiding your account might be the better option. 

How to Get POF to Stop Sending Emails After You’ve Deleted Your Account

As anyone who has signed up for POF will tell you, the website doesn’t stop sending emails even after you’ve distanced yourself from the service. Once you’ve deleted your account, the mail settings option won’t be available. You can block these notifications using the native block function in:

  • Gmail
  • Yahoo Mail
  • iCloud Mail

Blocking POF emails in Gmail

The process for blocking emails on Android and iOS is the same.

  1. Open an email from POF
  2. Press the down arrow in the top right of the email. This will open a dropdown menu
  3. Choose the Block [Name of the sender] option.

You can also choose the Report spam option if you continue to receive emails from POF.

Blocking in iCloud Mail

To block emails in iOS Mail, you need to have iCloud Mail installed. 

  1. Go to your mail app and press the cogwheel icon
  2. Choose Add a rule
  3. In the If a message box, type in the email address of the sender
  4. Under Then, choose Move to Trash

Blocking in Yahoo Mail

When blocking emails in Yahoo Mail, you have two options:

  • Use the block function
  • Set a rule

To block an email, follow these steps:

  1. Open an email
  2. Click on the dotted icon in the top right corner
  3. Press Block

If you want to add a rule, take these steps instead:

  1. Open an email
  2. Click on the More button
  3. Select Filter emails like this
  4. Next to Then move the message to this folder choose Trash

You have to be in the browser version of Yahoo Mail to be able to set this rule.

Join a Class-Action Lawsuit Against POF With DoNotPay’s Help

The lack of a proper unsubscribe option has put POF in hot water with regulatory agencies before. Sending users emails that they can’t escape is illegal, and suing the website is an option. DoNotPay allows you to join a class-action lawsuit with minimal effort on your part. 

After you’ve reported a spam email using DoNotPay, you will be automatically added to any pending class-action suit against the sender. In the Spam Collector tab, a flag will appear to notify you that you’ve been added to a settlement.

Other Things DoNotPay Can Do For You

Dealing with email spam is just one of the many features that the DoNotPay app offers. It can get you closer to resolving customer service problems and even help you earn some money from suing businesses that have wronged you. You can sign up for it on your web browser or find the app on the iOS app store.

Here’s a list of things DoNotPay can help you with: