paper spam

Public service announcement:

About six months ago, I posted asking how to cut down on the paper spam I get (most especially the smirking goateed realtors). Several people recommended GreenDimes, and I signed up. You give them your info and $15, and they periodically re-unsubscribe you from various lists. And they plant some trees.

It seems to have been working very well!

Pretty much the only spam that hasn't stopped is AT&T ("Your World Delivered. To the NSA.")

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14 Responses:

  1. merovingian says:

    I'll try them! Thanks!

  2. fantasygoat says:

    Wait, what? The LazyWeb was useful? This upsets the delicate balance.

    I must now correct it.

  3. endquote says:

    Neat, I'll give that a shot.

    Looks like they offer some kind of referral kickback... if there's a referral link they gave you maybe post that so they'll give you $5 when I sign up?

    • jwz says:

      It looks like they only give a kickback if I were to hand them your email address, not if you were to give them mine. Eh, whatever.

  4. roninspoon says:

    Has it stopped the coupon sheets as well?

    • jwz says:

      I never got those before.

      • roninspoon says:

        Wow. I wish I was that lucky. I get 3 - 4 big bundles a week. They seem to be distributed by the local newspaper, and no matter what I do, they still come since the mailman just shoves one in each mailbox.

        • legolas says:

          Where I live we have stickers saying 'no unaddressed commercial mail please', and that stops most of those. May not help much if the mailman isn't used to seeing them, but might be worth a try anyway?

  5. evan says:

    Another benefit for those sharing living spaces: if your roommate signs up, they can put your name down as a co-resident (or whatever) and you get the benefits as well.

  6. a_0001 says:

    AT&T's telephone representatives claim they have a do-not-mail list. I asked for my address to be put on it, and after a month or so, I stopped getting their mailings.

  7. whittles says:

    good to know, thanks!

  8. kolene says:

    Thanks for the update! I just signed up!