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Who were the worst spammers of 2014?

Another year has finished and with it another year of unwanted emails appearing in our inbox. We don’t ask for it, but it keeps coming!

Unroll.me recently released their 2014 SPAMMY Winners, which showcases the sites that were the largest email spam offenders last year. If you have an email account, you most likely will have received an email from at least one of the companies below:

Most spam email sent:

  • LivingSocial: 285 emails sent on average per user.
  • Groupon: 282 emails sent on average per user.
  • Facebook: 263 emails sent on average per user.
  • LinkedIn: 199 emails sent on average per user.
  • Twitter: 117 emails sent on average per user.
  • Amazon: 97 emails sent on average per user.
  • Pinterest: 87 emails sent on average per user.
  • Google: 62 emails sent on average per user.
  • Google Plus: 62 emails sent on average per user.
  • YouTube: 43 emails sent on average per user.
  • Etsy: 29 emails sent on average per user.
  • eBay: 27 emails sent on average per user.
  • Tumblr: 23 emails sent on average per user.
  • Yelp: 21 emails sent on average per user.
  • TicketMaster: 21 emails sent on average per user.

Most unsubscribe requests:

  • StumbleUpon: 51 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • MoveOn.org: 48 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Jetsetter: 47 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Monster: 44 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • SlideShare: 44 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Live Nation: 43 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Angie’s List: 41 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Rent The Runway: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • GameStop: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • NoMoreRack: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Travelocity: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Ancestry: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Sports Authority: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • ProFlowers: 39 percent unsubscribe rate.
  • Care.com: 38 percent unsubscribe rate.

Most holiday-related spam emails sent:

  • Cyber Monday: average of 25 emails per user.
  • Black Friday: average of 22 emails per user.
  • Veterans Day: average of 18 emails per user.
  • Thanksgiving: average of 17 emails per user.
  • Election Day: average of 17 emails per user.
  • Halloween: average of 17 emails per user.
  • Tax Day: average of 16 emails per user.
  • Columbus Day: average of 16 emails per user.
  • Valentine’s Day: average of 15 emails per user.
  • Ash Wednesday: average of 15 emails per user.
  • Cinco de Mayo: average of 15 emails per user.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day: average of 15 emails per user.
  • Good Friday: average of 14 emails per user.
  • Presidents’ Day: average of 13 emails per user.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: average of 13 emails per user.