Tips For Eliminating Junk
Mail (Regular & Email)
Advertisers usually prepare their mailing several weeks to
several months iin advance so, even though you unsubscribe, you may
still get their mailings a little while longer.
Write down which advertisers you unsubscribed to with
the date so you can track which ones need follow up. You
might also be surprised how much junk mail you are releasing.
I helped on of my clients get off of 178 different
really simple! Instead of just moving that email to trash,
take a moment, open it up and scoll to the bottom. There will
be a small "unsubscribe" link somewhere at the bottom. It
only take an extra moment. Warning: Only do this to
emails where you know the send.
If you receive "SPAM" mail you can set up a filter to have it skip your
inbox completely. When you are in your email program, click
the Help button and type in "set up a filter" (do not include the
quotes) and follow their directions.
App For Unsubscribing
There's an app for unsubscribing. This only works on smart
phones. It's called Paper
Check it out!
National Do Not Call Registry
(888) 382-1222 from the phone number you want to opt out.
Out of Prescreened Credit & Insurance Offers (5 years or
(888) 5OptOut or (888-567-8688)
is an automated system. You will be asked to provide your
Social Security Number to complete this opt out.
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
companies associated with the DMA will comply to your request.
Mail Preference Service
will reduce mail such as catalogs and some
prospect mailing lists.
List Opt out. This list will get you
off of some mailing
lists and may help reduce some unwanted commercial email. Online form: http://www.dmachoice.org/EMPS/.
Good for five years. This list will not act as a total cure for
Institutions Opt Out
(This section applies to banks, credit card companies, brokerage firms,
insurance companies and other financial institutions.)
Every year you receive their privacy statement in the mail.
They always indicate how you can opt out of their
advertising. You can also do a search on their website for
"opt out" and follow their instructions. A
typical search would be "Citibank Opt Out" or "Chase Opt Out".
For additional information click here.
unsubscribe from a variety of catalogs use this link: Catalog Choice
their donation card, next to your address, "Please remove me from your
mailing list" and send it back to them.
(Note: If you enjoy donating to a particular charity but they
send you too many mailers write instead, "Please send me a donation form
only twice a year" or "Please send me a donation form in the spring and
winter." Many charities have the ability to control their
mailings, all you need to do is ask.)
Grocery Store Papers
It is very
difficult to unsubscribe from these throw away papers.
You may need to send a
request multiple times over multiple months. (Note: Once you
unsubscribe it may take a few weeks for it to take effect because these
companies print their mailings weeks in advance.)
Do a search on the Internet to find out who to contact to opt out.
You typically need to send an email to a privacy officer or
marketing department of the company. A
typical search would be "Albertsons Opt Out" or "Vons Opt Out".
Glossy Home Improvement Catalogs
almost impossible to unsubscribe from these catalogs. It usually
takes many attempts over many months but eventually you may be
Red Plum Opt Out
Smart Saver Opt Out
HomeConcepts Call (855) 567-4663 (toll free number)