2005 October 23 Sunday
Way To Reduce Physical Junk Mail In United States

An article in the Washington Post reviews ways to stop unwanted fax calls, other solicitations, and junk physical mail.

To opt out by mail and at no cost, send a postcard or letter containing your name, address and signature to: Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, N.Y., 10512. To register online at the DMA's Web site costs $5. Either way, you remain on the DMA's do-not-mail preference file for five years and then must re-register. Typically it takes about three months for the junk mail to dwindle. But the junk mail never stops completely.

Then there are the junk calls. Check out the US FCC Do Not Call Registry which you can register for at a web page. That's a fast thing to do. The confirming email messages come quickly once you've registered and then you just click on each one for each phone number to activate your entries. Though note a number of exemption categories prevent a complete cessation of junk calls.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2005 October 23 09:36 AM  Life Regular


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