We use postal service to send and receive mail. If we have to send any package or parcel then we use postal service for that. Everyday we see mail in our mailbox. In the mailbox, we find most of mail sent by our friends, relatives and business person but some of them are not sent by any of them. Then what are these and how these come to our mailboxes. These are called Junk Mail.
What is Junk Mail :-
Every mail sent to you that is useless for you, promotional and left into the mailbox without your knowledge is called junk mail. Mostly catalogs, credit card offers and any promotional letters are known as junk mail. Many companies promote their services and brands by these mails. They hire a person and that person leaves promotional letter into the mailbox. Thus, we can see a pile of unwanted mail in our mailbox. Sometimes, because of these mails we miss our important mail.
Not all promotional letters or mail are important or useful for us because we are living in the world where anything can be purchased online. E-commerce websites are there if we want to see or purchase anything. When we can purchase anything online then these unwanted mails seem completely useless. We must have to stop junk mail by opting out. To opt out or reduce the amount of these mail we must understand how these mails are delivered to us, from where these promotional companies find out our addresses.
How Promotional Companies Get our mailing Address :-
We all use postal service for receiving and sending mail. Some famous postal services are USPS, FedEx, UPS etc. You must use any postal service and that’s why you must be in their database. All your information like mailing address, name, contact number etc must be in the database of the postal service you use. These postal services sell this data to promotional companies and those promotional companies use this data to send mail and letters to promote their service and any product. This way unwanted letters or mail are delivered to you. You can do many things to get rid of these promotions. Read out the following methods for this.
How to Stop Junk Mail:-
No Junk Mail Sign :- Place a No Junk Mail Sign on your mailbox or at the door because all letters and mail are not delivered by postal worker. Promotional companies hire a person who delivers these letters to you. Placing this sign will help you.
Return to Sender :- Send that unwanted mail back to it’s sender without opening it. Use a marker to write “Return to Sender” on the envelope and mail it back. The mail sender will understand that you don’t want these mails anymore.
Avoid Placing the Address :- Don’t give your address to anyone. Don’t even write it on the surveys, warranty cards etc. In case of Change of address, don’t use your new address anywhere unless it is must.
Give these methods a try. These methods will surely help you to reduce the amount of junk mail.
- Posted On: August 27, 2017
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