Sunday, January 13, 2008

Junk-Mail Junkie, slow the madding pace to your mailbox.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the hierarchy of earth-friendly social action. You want to stay as high on the hierarchy as possible. When it comes to junk mail, that means REDUCE. Here are a couple of websites that can help you reduce the junk mail hitting your mail box.

The first one is catalogchoice.org. This service allows you to pick the catalogs you want and nix the ones you don't. The second service is ProQuo.com. ProQuo helps get your name off of those nasty marketing lists that generate mountains of paper in your mail box.

This tip comes from Chris Pirillo. Website: live.pirillo.com featuring live tech talk.

Buzz it up

1 comment:

Our Friendly Earth said...

UPDATE: OK, in my quest for simplification, and reduction of all that nasty junk mail, I just logged on to ProQuo.com and began the process. Just so you know, it will involve some work on your part, but the site is really slick and as automated as it possibly can be. It's just that some of the places you need to contact require an actual letter from you and some places want you to visit their website to opt-out.

However, ProQuo even automates these tasks by allowing you to batch print the letters you need or save them for later on your computer. The site takes you step-by-step to each website you need to visit.

Next you can re-visit the site to complete any of this you don't want to do the first time. They also recommend that you visit them periodically to update any changes.

All-in-all a very nice service. Now I wait anxiously by the mail box hoping to NOT receive all that junk mail.

Another service you can check is 41pounds.com. They say they do all the leg work for you. They will charge you $41 for this service. Me, I'm cheap. I am trying ProQuo.com first and I will send the letters myself.

I will let you know how this turns out. Mail Call!

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