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- ou've already conducted business with
- those who don't subscribe to DMA's MPS
- are local (pennysaver, etc)
- DMAchoice for participating company removal.
- OptOutPrescreen.com for pre-approved credit/insurance offer removal
- Information sites, ranked by how useful I found them:
Now that the members of DMA are asked to remove your name, you can start sending letters to companies that aren't members. Many companies will remove you without problem, realizing that if you don't want to receive their mail, you probably won't buy from them anyway, so they'll save postage. Now if only e-mail spammers were that bright and didn't try to trick anti-spam software!
- Mail that was sent "first class" or "address service requested" is easy. Just circle those words and write "refused - return to sender" with an arrow to the return address. Presorted bulk mail mail is different unless it has the address service endorsement. Because the company paid less money for postage, one site said this would result in the post office discarding the mail. However, when I tried this once by mistake, I received the junk mail back.
- Sometimes you have to write a letter. What I have done is attempt to find mailing list removal information on the company's web site and remove that way. That will be faster and easier. If that doesn't work, I send a letter to the return address of the mail, or the customer service address if that isn't noted. I also write "attn: customer service - mailing list removal" on the envelope. The letter itself must include your address and the mailing label that they used. Here's a sample letter that I have sent:
1 Way St
Schenectady, NY 12345
August 7, 2020
1 GEICO Plaza
Washington, DC 20076-0001
To Whom It May Concern:
Please permanently remove the above address from your mailing list(s) and do not share the name/address with other companies. Attached is your mailing label. Thank you.
I also save every letter that I send places, just in case. I include a textbox under where I attach the mailing label so that I can save the exact name that is on their mailing list, just in case each my wife and I are on the list and I need to send another request.
Note: I sent a request to LL Bean asking them to remove my wife's name (maiden) from their list, stating that no person by that name lived here. They did, but they added my name to the list. The lesson is don't attempt to explain it, just request the removal.
Anyway, I hope this helps. Do not contact me with any questions... I don't accept unsolicited mail! All of my information is either shared here or included in the above links anyway.