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We have a bin next to every set of mailboxes in our apartment complex. Each day they have to be emptied. People just open their mailbox and throw most of it straight into the bin.
We joke sometimes about cutting the back out of our mailbox and taping a garbage sack over the hole!
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We joke sometimes about cutting the back out of our mailbox and taping a garbage sack over the hole!
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I'm waiting for my first US Passport, and Naturalization Cert to come back, so I currently diligently inspect everything in the mailbox before trashing it
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We have a bin next to every set of mailboxes in our apartment complex. Each day they have to be emptied. People just open their mailbox and throw most of it straight into the bin.
USPS needs to let people opt out of junk mail, we have that option in Canada, junk mail is near obsolete now, the only thing that comes is government junk mail now, and during elections politicians, suppose they are exempt.
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USPS needs to let people opt out of junk mail, we have that option in Canada, junk mail is near obsolete now, the only thing that comes is government junk mail now, and during elections politicians, suppose they are exempt.
Pretty sure junk mail is what keeps the USPS in business. Must be worth a fortune to them.
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Pretty sure junk mail is what keeps the USPS in business. Must be worth a fortune to them.
Now look what you've done! RoadWarriorfromLP will be along soon to give us "the mail lecture".
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Now look what you've done! RoadWarriorfromLP will be along soon to give us "the mail lecture".
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Pretty sure junk mail is what keeps the USPS in business. Must be worth a fortune to them.
Its probably what keeps Canada Post running too, I know I rarely actually get a real piece of mail, probably 1-2 things a month on average if I don't order anything from Amazon.

Last spring they actually sent nearly 1 million letters out, asking those who opted out of junk mail to reconsider....lol
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Last spring they actually sent nearly 1 million letters out, asking those who opted out of junk mail to reconsider....lol
... but did they actually *deliver* them to the people who had opted out?
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... but did they actually *deliver* them to the people who had opted out?
I opted out of a whole bunch of stuff about a year ago from advice given on here. Made no difference.
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I opted out of a whole bunch of stuff about a year ago from advice given on here. Made no difference.
We put our mail on hold every week, and just get it delivered on Friday. There isn't much and it saves checking for 2-5 pieces of junk mail every day.
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Bostons old I-93 artery used to have some scary short steep on ramps with a poor view of traffic coming in the right hand lane.
Poor visibility, all over the place around I-93/95/128/495.
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Sometimes we don't get any mail at all. I like those days - no bills.

We don't get a whole lot of junk mail. A lot of offers for credit cards and the like but they go right into the shred pile. I wish we could put our bills in there, too
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Its amazing that the companies you have to do business with (utilities, cell phone, car insurance, etc.) must sell your name to these junk mailers, we must get at least 2 mails a week from Geiko and the like, plus for some reason the name on the cable bill is mis-spelt so we always know who they have sold our name too.
I work with a Dutch guy who has 3 credit cards, one in his 'English' name John, one in his 'Dutch' name Jan and one with initials only. He knows where the junk mail originates from.
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We got a piece of junk mail once that had our address but the 'name' of the addressee was just my wife's maiden name twice
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