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Posted: 01/21/22 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sat down at my desk this morning to go through the residential mail. First envelope was from Physicians Life Insurance Company, then some kind of envelope to be returned to a Benefit Processing Dept. It hasn’t arrived yet but I’m expecting my monthly letter from Globe Life Insurance Company answering all the questions I didn’t ask and have no desire of joining.

All of these return envelopes have in the right top corner a sign that says “No postage necessary if mailed in the United States”

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF everyone who gets these things mails them back … empty.

The only negative I can see is USPS would have a measurable increase in volume, but would these companies reconsider these solicitations to decrease their overhead?



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You can opt out of unsolicited mail to your address through the post office.

That said I have heard stories of people that take the time to stuff envelopes of one solicitor with stuff from another solicitor. But it's just work for you with no result. The postage is pre-paid used or not and they have machines that open and scan the contents. The only people you are affecting is you and the post office who has to carry worthless mail.


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way2roll wrote:

You can opt out of unsolicited mail to your address through the post office.



how?


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Posted: 01/21/22 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Returning unsolicited mail

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Posted: 01/21/22 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can mail the envelopes back empty or full of junk, but all it will accomplish is to give the person that slices the envelopes open a reason to say, "Huh, another one..." as he or she tosses it in the recycling bin or trash.


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That's actually a good idea when receiving unsolicited mail. Send the return envelope back empty. Maybe with the message 'Karma'? The company is responsible for paying the return postage. Maybe if they get enough empty envelopes, they'll get the message?

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I will stuff all of the material in the envelope that was sent to including the printed form with my name and take a sharpie and circle my name & address and then write on the side to "kindly remove me from your mailing list."

They pay for the postage and generally get the hint.

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that reg applies to unsolicited obscene mail, not routine unsolicited mail. we've never received anything obscene.

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d3500ram wrote:

I will stuff all of the material in the envelope that was sent to including the printed form with my name and take a sharpie and circle my name & address and then write on the side to "kindly remove me from your mailing list."

They pay for the postage and generally get the hint.


too much effort. i just shred it without opening it.

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and, here are options for other unsolicited mail: returning unsolicited mail

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