Fed up with the postman posting loads of unaddressed junk mail?
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Fed up with the postman posting loads of unaddressed junk mail?

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Found 3rd May 2016
Opt out of receiving any leaflets or unaddressed promotional material from Royal Mail

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I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....
Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.
If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.
Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.
We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....
MyBoozyHell

I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious … I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....



Fair point, but you're also doing your bit for the environment by not receiving any junkmail...
I get more addressed junk mail than unaddressed - barclaycard are the worse and must write to me once a fortnight offering cards even tho ive no barclays accounts ever
Heat added and Done
Thank you.
jase.2

I get more addressed junk mail than unaddressed - barclaycard are the … I get more addressed junk mail than unaddressed - barclaycard are the worse and must write to me once a fortnight offering cards even tho ive no barclays accounts ever



​register on the mps mate, works a treat. mpsonline.org.uk/
Just what I needed.. Heat
Not bad. :-)
Royal Mail are ridiculous, you have to use their mail service just to opt out of their junk mail.
It's 2016 I should be able to opt out online!
just pop it in the recycling bin
Cheers
I'm a postman we probably get more addressed junk mail now than the unaddressed. Virgin do it at least once a month a lot of the big companies do it now to get round the fact a lot of people don't want the junk mail
zakfab

Royal Mail are ridiculous, you have to use their mail service just to opt … Royal Mail are ridiculous, you have to use their mail service just to opt out of their junk mail.It's 2016 I should be able to opt out online!



"...or email your name and address to us at: optout@royalmail.com"
This relates to unaddressed mail only. If you need spam eradicated completely, never sign up-to anything online that uses your address. Always unsubscribe to mailing lists as well.
robearls

"...or email your name and address to us at: optout@royalmail.com"



or email your name and address to us at: optout@royalmail.com
We will then send an opt-out form to your address, which you must sign and return. We do this for security reasons - to verify that those resident at the address have requested the ‘opt out’.

Every which way you look at this, you have to use some form of snail mail I am afraid.

Thanks OP for the info... Sick of the amount of junk I have to incinerate.... yes incinerate as the council do not make it easy for me to recycle paper or cardboard and I need the space in my black bin....

Cheers

Phill
MyBoozyHell

I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious … I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....


I used to just save up my junk mail and post it back to whomever sent me an envelope first.

Job done, Royal Mail get paid twice.
MyBoozyHell

I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious … I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....


nonesense. royal mail needs to deliver value. they don't do that by delivering spam to us that then simply gets put in the recycle bin!
Like frostbite xlll says collect all your junk mail,then send all the different mail to other companies in their paid envelopes,they soon get sick.
zakfab

Royal Mail are ridiculous, you have to use their mail service just to opt … Royal Mail are ridiculous, you have to use their mail service just to opt out of their junk mail.It's 2016 I should be able to opt out online!



Even more pathetic, it says to email them your name and address and they'll "send an opt-out form to your address." Not your postal address, which you're asked for. No, no... they'll send you a .pdf to print and return in the post. The same form which is available on the page anyway!

Unbelievably backwards.
Not quite the same as Royal Mail junk mail, but I've noticed that since I've stuck a sticker on my letterbox saying No takeaway menus/Junk Mail etc, it's virtually stopped all that kind of junk door-to-door leafleting. Best £1.50 I've spent in a while.
Edited by: "meandog101" 3rd May 2016
MyBoozyHell

I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious … I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....



but ... but ... think about the trees
MitchellT

but ... but ... think about the trees


LOL
Most junk mail is printed on recycled material nowadays....
espirit77

nonesense. royal mail needs to deliver value. they don't do that by … nonesense. royal mail needs to deliver value. they don't do that by delivering spam to us that then simply gets put in the recycle bin!



So they are delivering junk mail now, addressed and unaddressed - this isn't something new they are planning to do.
Is that delivering value in your eyes?
I put a 'NO JUNK MAIL' sign on my letterbox, I still receive iceland and farmfood catalogues, I can never catch the guy doing it! lol Sneaky begger!
Edited by: "Relievo" 3rd May 2016
Nice OP :-) Hope you're not a Postman though!

"A postman who advised people how to stop junk mail being delivered to their home could lose his job after bosses suspended him for misconduct. Roger Annies composed and circulated a leaflet about the Royal Mail's opt-out clause for unsolicited mail during his rounds in Barry, south Wales. "
Relievo

I put a 'NO JUNK MAIL' sign on my letterbox, I still receive iceland and … I put a 'NO JUNK MAIL' sign on my letterbox, I still receive iceland and farmfood catalogues, I can never catch the guy doing it! lol Sneaky begger!


Probably lives on the cut down portions Iceland sell in their freezers - as a result fast as a gazelle due to a lean mean BMI.
ribs1

Nice OP :-) Hope you're not a Postman though!"A postman who advised … Nice OP :-) Hope you're not a Postman though!"A postman who advised people how to stop junk mail being delivered to their home could lose his job after bosses suspended him for misconduct. Roger Annies composed and circulated a leaflet about the Royal Mail's opt-out clause for unsolicited mail during his rounds in Barry, south Wales. "


If only he'd paid the postage....
"Royal" Mail make it as hard as hell to opt out, even losing your printed, signed & posted form.

..ignoring said form when re-sent. continually.

As for "the prices will go up if we don't accept this junk" ..well they are a privatised company who will put the prices up regardess to protect the pay out EXPECTED by major investors (lots of politicians etc, via their family members obviously).

The only way to have a hope of slowing the flow is to ring the damn depot manager (early & always before mid-day) to chew the balls off the people who fail to comply).

You can also inform verbally that the manager takes note of the fact that there is no assumed right of access to the property except for the purpose of delivering "named" post to your address, & get them to write a confirmation, that is pretty much binding & can be used when there is failure to comply & give them a hard time.

RM is great at avoiding compliance AND liability you need to adopt a hard stance with the a-hole management (sadly).
Thanks for the tip OP
I am not sure why Royal Mail are being spoken of as the bad guy here, as far as I know Royal Mail do not get a choice in the matter. A company approaches them and asks them to send people letters/ leaflets etc .... Royal Mail have to say ok...... look at the alternative, you go to the post office to send a letter and they say no, we do not fancy sending your letter find another way to get it to where ever.... I think I am right in saying that the law of the land dictates that they have to send the mail if asked to and it has been paid for.

Happy to be corrected.
Cold - they deliver my Domino's Pizza menu
be warned it takes several attempts to get them to actually stop - I ended up having to lodge a compliant after reqesting without success 3 x
I previously registered, but they still put the junk through anyway (including the government's EU-in propaganda one).
Cheers op. Sick of crap leaflets being delivered by postie.
I put all the junk mail back into the post box. If everyone were to do this, the privatised Post Office would go bust and the government would be forced to renationalise, hopefully it at a drop down price.
jase.2

I get more addressed junk mail than unaddressed - barclaycard are the … I get more addressed junk mail than unaddressed - barclaycard are the worse and must write to me once a fortnight offering cards even tho ive no barclays accounts ever


I agree with you and i also get the bloody Sun Alliance life insurance every month talk about waste paper.
MalAdjustedMal

I put all the junk mail back into the post box. If everyone were to do … I put all the junk mail back into the post box. If everyone were to do this, the privatised Post Office would go bust and the government would be forced to renationalise, hopefully it at a drop down price.


how would that work the post office just charge the sender of the mail to return it back to them so royal mail get paid anyway. I put all my junk mail back with return to sender written on it royal mail get paid by the sender and the sender stops sending out to you as they dont like paying for returned post.
I used to deliver leaflets privately, I'm sorry guys but I must admit, I used to ignore all of the no leaflet signs, I found some people were still interested in what was being posted, anyhow, I receive the leaflets because it's keeping people in a job or alternatively keeping postage down! ;-)
MyBoozyHell

I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious … I voted hot but people need to remember this is a bit of a vicious circle....Royal Mail get paid by the advertisers to post the leaflets.If we all stop receiving them, the advertisers stop paying Royal Mail.Royal Mail then put postage costs up to compensate.We all pay more for sending the fewer and fewer letters we do send....


Understand that there's no such thing as a free lunch, we pay advertisers (through the products/sevices we buy) to pursue their pointless and wasteful activity.
thanx
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