How To Reduce Junk Mail & Spam Calls

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Register your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry

Stop insurance and credit card offers

Remove your name from mailing lists

  • It can take up to 90 days to kick in. They charge a small fee of $4 to unsubscribe, but it’s well worth it.

Stop unwanted phone books

Stop unwanted catalogs

Once you’ve received a catalog in the mail that you don’t want, call them to opt out. They shouldn’t mind since you’ll be saving them from printing something that won’t be read anyway.

Reduce outreaches from charitable organizations

Stop junk mail manually

Write “refused, return to sender” on the unopened envelope and put it back in the mail. Look for phrases like: return service requested, forwarding service requested, address service requested.

Stop Valpak

Stop RetailMeNot

Remove yourself from Abacus Cooperative Databases

Send an email to with “remove” in the subject line. In the body of the email write your full name, middle initial, and address. Include your old address if you moved recently.

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