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How to manage junk mail

Posted at 12:44 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 13:44:25-04

WISCONSIN — If your mailbox is getting filled with a lot of junk mail, there are a few things that you can do to get some of it to stop.

One of the best places to start is by registering with the DMA Choice service offered through the Association of National Advertisers.

Consumers who register with this service can get help with managing the type of mail they do or do not want to receive from businesses, organizations, or advertisers.

This service also allows consumers to register for an Email Preference Service, Do Not Contact Service for caregivers, and a Deceased Do Not Contact List for those who handling an estate. These services are free if you register online, but you can also do so by mail for a $3 processing fee.

If you are receiving a lot of unwanted e-mail, you can try filtering these with a junk or spam mail folder, or using the unsubscribe button, usually located in fine print near the bottom of the page.

You might also want to contact a company directly to request an opt-out of the company’s marketing communications and to request that they not share your contact information with third parties.

Not all mail that shows up in our boxes is junk, and many of us appreciate the communication. But, if you are getting too much, these options can help manage the amount you receive.

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