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You've got mail...that you need to pick up, send out, package, and so much more. These tips will help you get it done more easily.
You Will Need
- U.S. Post Office
- Customer service departments
- Credit bureaus
- Direct Marketing Association
- Internet access
Return junk mail
Return junk mail marked "address correction requested" or "return postage guaranteed" unopened to the sender. Write "Return to sender" on the envelope -- otherwise, the post office will not send it back.
Call companies that send you unsolicited catalogs and ask to be taken off their mailing list. Use the 800 number listed on the catalog when placing the call.
Contact customer service departments
Call or write to the customer service departments of any organizations that send you unwanted mail and ask that your name be removed from the mailing list.
Notify the three credit bureaus
Notify the 3 major credit bureaus -- Equifax, Trans Union, and Experian -- that you do not want your personal information shared for promotional purposes.
Contact the Direct Marketing Association
Contact the Direct Marketing Association at and ask them to delete your name from any mailing lists they have that generate promotions and catalogs. There may be a fee, but it will help get rid of junk mail and keep your mailbox empty.