More Opting-Out

November 16, 2006 at 2:08 pm 1 comment

No direct mail

This time it’s about how to get off direct mail lists.

Since I moved last April, I’ve been getting catalogs. More and more catalogs every week to the point that I now get more than one catalog a day. Most of these catalogs are from companies I’ve never heard of and offer products I would never buy.

Time to fight back.

I started by contacting the Customer Service address listed on each catalog companies web site and requesting removal from their mailing lists.

One company (The Paragon) sent me an actual post card suggesting that if I were allergic to ALL unsolicited catalog mailings I should contact the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).

That seemed like a good idea to me, so I plugged ‘mail preference service’ into a Google search and picked this out of the list, How To Get Off A Mailing List from my new friends at DMA. I filled out the form, paid my $1, and now I should

‘see the amount of mail you receive begin to decrease approximately three months after your name is entered onto the quarterly file (a little longer if you use the mail-in option).’

I sure hope so.


Entry filed under: Internet.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. mando  |  November 17, 2006 at 7:47 am

    I’ll give you a dollar to sign me up too.


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