Junk Post

UK readers of this blog may have caught the news item yesterday about the postman suspended for advising residents on his walk how to opt out of receiving junk mail.

The BBC News item here has information on the story, plus details on how you can opt out yourself. Note: you will have to register with two services, Royal Mail Opt-Outs, and the Mail Preference Service. The article I caught on the radio stated that the postman had told people to write direct to their local sorting office.

You may also want to consider registering with the Telephone Preference Service and the Fax Preference Service.

Now if only there was a “Door to Door Salesman Preference Service” – it would stop things like this…


0 Responses to Junk Post

  1. I have decided to save up unaddressed items brought to my house by the postman and then, every few days, post them in my local Post Box. If enough of us do this I think the Post Office sorting offices will start to be overwelmed with the quantity, and have to consider changing their position on delivering the stuff.