How do I stop receiving junk mail and catalogs?
By Dee from Billings, MT
Well, to be honest you can't stop them all. You can eliminate alot of them though.
First off, if there are catalogs you get all the time call them and tell them to take you off their mailing list.
There are also three registries you can sign up on and request your name added to them to reduce junk mail. Off hand I don't have that info but if you do some snooping at clarkhoward.com you might find them. If not there just do a search on Google or some place for Junk Mail Registry and see what you get. Or No Junk Mail.
There is also a request form you can pick up and fill out at your local post office. If I remember correctly there are actually two forms, one for catalogs and one for general junk mail.
I think it is catalogchoice.com There have been several posts about this before. I have gone to the web-site and got myself off a lot of mailing lists. Sometimes it takes a while because a lot of these places have their mailings set up in advance, but it does work. Especially with the holidays coming.
I used catalogchoice.com for a while, but eventually when an unwanted catalog arrived, I went straight to the company's web site and sent them a customer service email requesting they stop the print catalog. I always included my name and address exactly as shown on the catalog, plus any code numbers (usually in a yellow and/or blue box). This has worked like a charm; I used to get several catalogs A DAY and now I only receive the few I actually want. (There's one jewelry company, Ross Simon, that just ignores all requests to stop. Fine with me, their loss on the cost of postage.)
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How do I stop junk mail in snail mail?
Keeper from NC
Go to http://www.greendimes.com. What an amazing site. I've reduced my mail by 90%. (09/22/2008)
Here's a website known as Direct Marketing Association. I've been receiving way too much junk mail in my emails. I just signed up tonight so this should eliminate a lot of spam.
There are several things to do:
I have been doing this for about five years and achieved a massive reduction in junk mail. I receive only one or two per month now. It's wonderful!
I had this website saved in My Favorites:
You can also stop catalog mailings by clicking on the above website. (09/23/2008)
Who to call: (!)= indicates notorious for junk mail from
More info on removal at links below:
I heard this somewhere and it works most of the time. When you get a piece of junk mail, take it out of the envelope and with the envelope they provide for replies. Take your address label with your name and address on it, tear it up in small pieces and put it in the envelope they sent for replies. Seal it and mail it back to them. You can write a note also to stop sending you mail.
This has worked for me in all but a few cases, one being AARP. They just ignore me and send tons of mail here. But I plan to fight them until they stop. (09/24/2008)
I happen to be one of the owners of MyJunkTree and as a new company I search the web to see if we are getting any visibility out there and I post in relevant blogs.
We launched the company because we were tired of all the junk mail we were receiving and we personally did not want to bounce all over the web to contact all the different companies to stop it all. First and foremost we wanted to let people choose what they wanted to let come to their home knowing that some people really do like some of the coupons and catalogs. So our clients choose what they want stopped.
We also had to provide a service that is different than the other services out there, so here is what we offer:
And, yes we are a paid service and yes you can do everything that we do for free, if you want to do all the research and spend the time contacting the companies yourself it can easily be done. We have just done all of the legwork for our clients and feel there is value in the service we provide. So check out MyJunkTree and make difference in your mailbox.