-- JoAnnAlvarez - 19 Aug 2010

First steps

Register with the Direct Marketing Association's opt out service.

Register with the credit reporting agencies to opt out of receiving credit offers in the mail here.

Contact your representatives and tell them you want a "do not mail list." Here are links for the Tennessee senators and a representative:

Email Lamar Alexander

Email Bob Corker

Email Jim Cooper

For more tenacious marketers

Fight junk mail. According to U.S.Code, Title 39 - Postal Service section 3008, Prohibition of pandering advertisements, you can fill out Form 1500 to stop delivery of any material that you find offensive. All you have to do is fill out a USPS Form 1500 and attach the opened mail piece to it and turn it in to the Post Office. The USPS will issue an order that no more mailings be sent to you by that mailer.

Also, for any first class mail, you can mark "refused, return to sender," and put it back in your mailbox. USPS has to return it to the original sender. Even if it is not first class, if it says "Address service requested," you can still refuse it.

Topic revision: r3 - 11 Aug 2011, JoAnnAlvarez

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