Red dot campaign to reduce junk mail

2008-02-13

in Canada, Daily updates

While it won’t do anything in relation to unsolicited mail that is properly addressed to you (like credit card applications), following the advice from this website will lead to your mail carrier no longer leaving unaddressed advertising for you. The page includes a sign for your mailbox and a letter for your mail carrier. There is also a link to the the Canadian Marketing Association’s Do Not Contact Registry, which also aims to prevent unwanted telephone solicitation.

The total effect of doing these things won’t be huge, but it is a small step towards less waste and annoyance.

[Update: 30 Mar 2008] Another resource for spam-troubled Canadians: iOptOut.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindi February 14, 2008 at 1:02 am

My roomates and I are all over that. We had to wait for our one roomate to leave for Africa, since he is a junk-mail addict. But the letter has been sent, the sign posted and so far so good. Poor Geoff though – he is going to come back and not know what to do with himself on a Saturday morning…..shame.

Litty February 14, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Very useful, thanks!

. March 12, 2008 at 8:51 am
Milan August 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm

In my experience, the dots don’t work at all.

Mail carriers simply ignore them and continue to deliver unsolicited mail as before.

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