How to Stop Cox From Sending Junk Mail
How depressing is it to open a large stack of mail only to discover it's filled with credit card offers and strange catalogs? Beyond the nuisance that junk mail
Here are some shocking statistics concerning junk mail and sustainability from the New York University School of Law:
- Annually, 5.6 million tons of catalogs and direct mail marketing wind up in landfills across the United States. Only half of the junk mail is recycled, although 44% of it is thrown away unopened.
- The average American family receives 848 pieces of junk mail per year. This equates to 1.5 trees per year and over 100 million trees for all households in the United States combined. Every four months, that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Junk mail production emits as many greenhouse gasses as 3.7 million cars each year, mainly owing to deforestation.
DoNotPay has a simpler solution. Put an end to it with a step-by-step approach to as well as other large companies.
What Counts as Junk Mail?
Large direct mail corporations enter reduced postage rate agreements with the USPS. It helps to deliver vast solicitations, paper catalogs, coupons, and postcards to mailing addresses around the country, resulting in junk mail.
These businesses get your address through public records, phone directories, club memberships, and the United States Postal Service.
The Data & Marketing Association and Direct Mail are primary customer data sources for direct marketers. The USPS is legally obligated to deliver that rubbish if the correct postage is attached.
You do, however, have some legal options for turning off the junk-mail stream.
Hundreds of thousands of pieces of junk mail are delivered by the (USPS) United States Postal Service each year. Yet, none was solicited or requested by the recipient, and the vast majority of which was utterly unwelcome.
That deluge of credit card offers, insurance offers, catalogs, flyers, and coupons, are vying for your attention and seems hell-bent on destroying our trees. These companies appear to receive sufficient responses to warrant their excessive mailings, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it.
What Is Wrong with Junk Mail?
The impact of junk mail on our quality of life is enormous. Sorting, reviewing, and recycling junk mail takes time and creates a mess in your daily routine.
According to EcoCycle.org, one of the leading non-profit recyclers in the United States, you could waste up to eight months of your life dealing with junk mail. Real dangers are lurking in this bombardment of mailboxes: junk mail shares your name and addresses with marketers all over the country, exposing your personal information.
All of those credit card solicitations could put your identity at risk.
How Do You Reduce the Amount of Junk Mail You Receive in the Mail?
It's simple to remove yourself from mailing lists and avoid unsolicited mail from reaching you, saving forests and energy. Here's a step-by-step strategy for reducing unsolicited mail:
1. Stop marketers from spreading your name
If you order a product by mail or otherwise offer your name and address to a company or organization, your name and address may be added to a mailing list. The corporation or group can then sell, rent, or trade the list with your name on it. To reduce the exposure, you should write; Please don't sell or rent my name.
2. Request that companies stop sending catalogs
Contact the organization or business's (often toll-free) customer care hotline if you receive unwanted catalogs or other mail from a specific source—request for removal from their mailing list. You can also email from the company's website, write a letter or send a postcard.
Have the mailing label accessible when you call, or tape it to the postcard if you make a written request. It will assist the company in determining how you are listed in its database. Your request should be signed and dated.
3. Unsubscribe from Junk Mail with Do Not Pay
You can use services to have your name removed from catalogs and credit card lists, as well as other databases.
If you want to stop receiving spam mail but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:
- Search for DoNotMail on DoNotPay.
- Snap a photo or upload an image of the physical spam mail you received.
- Enter the name of the company that sent you the spam.
- 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.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay can help rid your inbox of junk from many entities, including:
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Why wait? Use DoNotPay and stop your mortgage junk mail today.
Notify your banks, credit card firms, and utility companies that they are not permitted to reveal your name, address, Social Security number, email address, or phone number to anybody for marketing or promotional purposes.
If you choose to do it in writing, do it without disclosing any personal information other than your account name, and preserve a record. Contact if you need to stop Cox from sending junk mail. It is fast, simple, and successful.