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OK, forgive me I am not giving my real address. However, I work at one of those 'junk mail' facilities and it puts food on our table. As you will see, by giving this address, my personal philosophy is I wonder how many trees we kill daily because of my job and don't enjoy it. So I am giving you an address to go to that will give three addresses to write to and stop any/all junk you don't want, plus a few 'hints'. www.cpsr.org/cpsr/privacy/junkmail.html Hints are: 1) If you receive a card that has your name printed on it there will be a line that is full of numbers--draw a line thru that and then write TAKE MY NAME OFF YOUR LIST thru your name. Most cards are automatically sorted at the facilities so unless you write thru or block their sort code any writing will go unnoticed. I will check this posting later incase anyone has more questions on how to stop junk/waste coming your way.
-- (email@example.com), April 08, 2002
Thank you for sharing!
-- cowgirlone in ok (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2002.
Junk mail doesn't bother me. I keep what I want and feed the unwanted junk and "marriage mail" to the worms. It keeps people like you employed, helps offset postage costs and occassionally theres something good in it. Also many people don't get much personal mail and at least it gives them something coming in to read. How much time is the average person really out of to sort a few pieces of mail a day? Thanks for the info anyway.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), April 08, 2002.
Junk Mail...I love it.
If it was not for junk mail I would have very little mail at all. I really like the ones that look like a chain letter, and start out saying "this is not a chain letter". I also like birthday clubs, and recipie clubs. Send it all my way:
Ed Copp, POB 281, McArthur OH 45651
I gather up names and sell them for a few pennies to a "junk mail" name broker, and then when it is all said and done I have a wood burning stove for whatever is left. Now granted a few trees got cut down, so I plant some new ones now and then. In the meantime I stay warm with the leftovers which arrive in already cut up sizes that fit right in the stove. I put the ash on the garden and it gets used once more, no landfill here. I also save stamps, when there are stamps to save, not fo me but for little children that may have an interest in stamps.
Keep it coming, I love the junk.
-- Ed Copp (OH) (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2002.
Whenever I get junk mail, there is usually a postage paid return envelope with it. I write "No thank you" across the order, stuff all the papers into the return envelope, and mail it back to them. Sort of satisfying.
-- Gayle in KY (email@example.com), April 08, 2002.
I don't mind the junk paper mail, makes good fire starter so it is not wasted trees here. Thanks for sharing tho, a good resource for many. :)
Now, if I could burn all the telemarketers, THAT would be satisfying! What a lousy job _that_ must be..... To call people, bother them, and get a phone slammed in their ear all day long. I wish we could get all people to understand - if we just wouldn't EVER buy anything from a telemarketer, they would all go away.
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2002.
If you are tired of receiving credit card offers call this number: 1-888-567-8688 and tell them you wish to opt out. They will ask you for name ss#, birthdate. (All infor given is confidential) In 8-10 weeks you will be removed from pre-approved credit card lists. It is accomplished by placing information on your credit report that does not allow the information to be given out for pre-approved credit cards.
Talk to you later.
-- Bob in WI (email@example.com), April 09, 2002.