A story in Yesterday’s Daily Express, revealed that if you’re already getting junk mail through your letterbox, then you’re going to get rather more in future.
Roughly a quarter of the junk mail you receive already goes to boosting the Royal Mail’s revenue and a change in the rules will now open the floodgates even further.
The Royal Mail is keen to keep its opt-out process “virtually secret” and even went as far as suspending a postman who voluntarily distributed an opt-out form to residents on his post round.
If you wish to opt-out, which means that Royal mail will not deliver any junk mail, then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08457 950 950 giving your address and a request not to receive any unsolicited mail or junk mail that Royal Mail has been paid to deliver to your address.
If you simply want to reduce the amount of direct mail addressed in full to yourself you can do so by registering with The Mailing Preference Service. www.mpsonline.org.uk
Ed: The ultimate irony is that Royal Mail will email you back a form to "post" to their address, so they can wring the cost of a stamp from you rather than do it all by email! What can I say!