Stop Junk Mail and Stop Direct Marketing Today
Posted by Norman Fong
Junk e-mail wastes natural resources, everything from paper to plastic to fuel to get the mail into your mailbox. It is critical to limit the amount of junk mail you receive.
The Direct Marketing Association allows you to opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail and e-mail.
Stop Junk Mail.org has an easy to use printable form to stop junk mail. It has postcards to send in, places to write to, and 800 numbers to call to get you off many direct marketing lists.
Getting less of this stuff is a green want to reduce material usage in the world.
Privacy Rights.org has a list of places you can opt out of offers yourself.
OptOutPrescreen is the official consumer credit industry’s site to opt out of credit offers.
ProQuo is a company helps stop junk mail, but seems to be more of a venture funded business that is designed to help get catalogs and mailings you might want to you.
Similar CatalogChoice is a company helps reduce unwanted catalogs but allows you to select new ones you may want.
Digital Paperless Mailbox with Zumbox
San Francisco is experimenting with Zumbox.com for paperless mail delivery. Zumbox is a secure e-mail service that allows senders to contact people online using their street address. Mail is scanned and goes into your online mailbox.
Individuals and Households may send postcards, letters, and other mailings to 50 street addresses each month at no cost. The service costs less than postage when sending more mail, at 5 cents per e-mail. It also saves the trees and recycling costs.
The advantages of this are that you can check your mail anytime from any computer, take control of your mail, reduce clutter, and store your mail safely and securely. They mail you a security code to ensure privacy.
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