Help Save the Planet and Report Junk Mail

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Statistics reveal every US household gets six pieces of unsolicited mail each day. Junk mail is not only an annoyance, but it is also a source of massive destruction of the ecosystem. Essentially, trees are needed to produce junk mail. It is estimated that over 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail alone. Deforestation and forest degradation are undeniably some leading contributors to global warming. Experts reveal deforestation is responsible for about 10 percent of all global warming emissions.

Unfortunately, most people don't know how to and stop them from getting into their mailbox or simply don't have the time to follow the traditional long reporting process. Fortunately, DoNotPay has a perfect solution to help you , quickly, and conveniently and curb the rampant killing of our trees and other associated risks.

What Is Junk Mail?

Junk mail is the unsolicited mail you receive in the post. Unlike junk emails, junk mail is not a digital product. Junk mail originates mainly from direct mail and direct marketing firms advertising new products, services, magazines, and investments. Local businesses and restaurants delivering meals may also send unsolicited mail to prospects nearby. Charities and other non-profit organizations can also send letters requesting donations and other forms of support. Examples of junk mail include:

  • Advertising circulars
  • Catalogs
  • CDs
  • Pre-approved credit card applications and applications
  • Coupon envelopes
  • Plastic mailers
  • Donation requests
  • Magazine offers
  • Sweepstake entries

Why Is Junk Mail a Problem?

As mentioned earlier, junk mail delivered to your doorstep is more than just an annoyance. It can cause severe problems for you and the entire planet. Here are some of the disadvantages of junk mail:

  • Wastes time: The more junk mail that ends up in your mailbox, the more time you waste sorting, opening, reading, and disposing of them. If you spend 10 minutes each day sorting your mails, it eventually adds up to 60 hours or 2.5 days in a year of wasted time.
  • Compromises Privacy: Marketers typically share their mailing lists with associates and partners around the country. Sharing this information eventually spreads your name, addresses, and purchasing habits, ultimately resulting in more junk mail and the risk of identity theft.
  • Increases scamming: Scammers are not restricted to email and the internet only. Several mail scams target individuals and businesses in the US, such as phony sweepstakes, investment scams, charity scams, foreign lottery scams, get-rich-quick scams letters, and more.
  • Damage to the environment: Junk mail is not only a problem for you. It is also bad for our environment. All the unsolicited paper products that end up in your mailbox use up massive trees while consuming substantial energy to produce. In addition, the manufacturing processes result in the emission of hazardous gases such as methane that adds up carbon footprint leading to global warming.

Why Report Junk Mail?

You should report spam mail, bearing in mind all the risks discussed above. Reporting junk mail is an effective way to reduce physical spam targeting your mailbox. It is also a great way to save our environment and reverse the adverse effects of global warming due to deforestation.

How to Report Junk Mail

If you are tired of unsolicited ads and other mail cramming your mailbox, take steps today to cut down on the annoying mail.

The following are effective ways to report mail:

How to Report Mail from Marketers

The biggest source of junk mail is direct mail or ads showing up on your mailbox. Notably, about 80% of direct mail companies are Direct Marketing Association (DMA) members. The DMA has a website called DMAchoice that allows consumers to opt out of mailing from its members. Follow the steps below to block junk mail from marketers:

  1. Step 1: Register at the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) consumer website You will be charged a $2 processing fee to block direct mail to your name and address for the next ten years.
  2. Step 2: Choose which catalogs, magazines, and other mail you want to block.

After registering on the site, DMAchoice allows you to add up to five versions of your name and five different addresses. The site also offers an option to stop mail from being sent to a dependent or a deceased person.

How to Report Junk Mail from Credit Card and Insurance Companies

Another source of substantial mail junk is credit card and insurance offers. If you want to opt-out of these offers, you have two choices:

Opt-out for five years:If you want to opt-out of a mailing list for five years, visit or call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) and report the junk mail. Major credit bureaus operate these numbers and websites. When you call or visit these sites, you will be asked to provide your details, including name, phone number, address, date of birth, social security number.
Opt-out permanentlyIf you want to permanently opt out of the mailing list, visit or call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) and initiate the process. Once you begin this process, you will receive a Permanent Opt-Out Election form that you must fill and return.

How to Report Junk Mail With the Help of DoNotPay

If you face difficulties reporting junk mail or simply don't have the time to go through the entire reporting process, DoNotPay can help. DoNotPay has introduced a more straightforward solution called the DoNotMail product designed to help you stop unsolicited mail from ever getting into your mailbox again in just four easy steps.

How to Use DoNotMail

  1. Search for DoNotMail on the DoNotPay.
  2. Snap a photo or upload an image of the physical spam mail you received.
  3. Enter the name of the company that sent you the spam.
  4. Sit back and relax. DoNotPay will automatically file a complaint to the company on your behalf and make sure you never receive spam mail from them again.

Leverage DoNotMail Today to Report Junk Mail

The production and disposal of junk mail have a massive impact on the environment and lives. Apart from the strain on your time, loss of peace of mind, and recycling costs, junk mail also leads to tree deaths and energy wastage. The most effective way to restore your sanity and save the environment is by reporting junk mail littering your mailbox. If you ever wished there was a fast and convenient way to stop the flow of junk mail, there is good news; you can. DoNotPay introduces a new interactive tool that allows you to stop junk mail in just four easy steps. Leverage DoNotMail today to eliminate junk mail from your mailbox.

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