How To Unsubscribe From Bidii Afrika

A couple of my friends have been subscribed unwillingly to this Google Group: Bidii Afrika. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It has a nasty reputation for spam.

Unsubscribing from a Google Groups is very easy so I was somewhat surprised that my friends had been having trouble. I found out why as soon as I joined the group. At the footer of every email, the group owner puts some helpful on how to unsubscribe:


Only that it isn’t very…helpful. Sending an email to: will NOT unsubscribe you from the group. Sigh.

The correct instructions are here, from Google themselves.

How do I unsubscribe from a group?
You can unsubscribe from a group through our web interface or via email. To unsubscribe from a group through our web interface, just click the “Edit my membership” link on the right-hand side of the group’s homepage. Then click the “Unsubscribe” button on the page that appears.

To unsubscribe from a group via email, send an email to For example, if you wanted to leave google-friends, you’d send an email to

Please note: If you unsubscribe from a group that only allows members to see group content, you may not be able to read that group’s pages anymore. If you want to continue your membership in a group, but don’t want to receive group email, select the “No Email” option on the left side of the Edit My Membership page and click “Save these settings.”

So the correct email to use should you want to unsubscribe from Bidii Afrika is:

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