10 Ways You Can Put an End to Junk Mail for Good

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Sick of junk mail cluttering your mailbox? Follow these simple methods to put an end to junk mail once and for all!

10. Register With the Data & Marketing Association

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The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) maintains a website that helps consumers manage the direct mail sent to them, including catalogs, credit card offers, and magazine subscription offers.

According to the association’s website, “you can request to start or stop receiving mail from an entire category or opt out from all.”

They’ll even let you put a stop to mail sent to deceased family members or a dependent in your care. Additionally, the DMA has an Email Preference Service that lets you get less unsolicited commercial email.

NOTE: You’ll have to pay a $2 processing fee to register on the website. Your registration will last for 10 years. If you want to register by mail, you’ll have to pay a $3 processing fee unless you include a printout of the online form.

9. Sign Up with CatalogChoice

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CatalogChoice is a non-profit organization that works to stop junk mail from reaching your mailbox. They have nearly 10,000 titles in their database, ranging from clothing brands to credit card companies to charities.

All you have to do is gather your unwanted junk mail from your home or office, search for the sender in CatalogChoice’s database, and submit an opt-out request. Then, CatalogChoice will take care of the rest.

FYI, you can also use CatalogChoice to stop receiving junk mail meant for previous occupants of your home or deceased family members.