Question: How Do I Return Unwanted Junk Mail?

There are two ways to return your junk mail to the sender.

The first is to use a “refused: return to sender” stamp (or just write these exact words) on the envelope of your junk mail as soon as you get it.

This will result in the post office sending the letter right back to the company that sent it.

Can I put Return to Sender on junk mail?

If the junk mail that you receive has a return postage paid stamp on it, all you have to do is tear up the mail, put it back in the PRE-PAID POSTAGE envelope and mail it back to the sender. After a few of these mailings, they get the message and will NEVER send you their junk mail again.

How do I stop receiving junk mail?

Here are four ways to reduce the volume of unwanted mail delivered by USPS:

  • Opt out of prescreened credit card and insurance offers.
  • Tell the Data and Marketing Association to bug off.
  • Ban smaller marketers and “prospect” catalogs.
  • Do it yourself, piece by piece.

How do I return unwanted mail USPS?

Steps

  1. Write “Return to Sender” on the envelope or package.
  2. Write “Wrong Address” or another reason (optional).
  3. Cross out your own address.
  4. Leave the mail in or next to your mailbox.

Can you opt out of junk mail?

If you decide that you don’t want to receive prescreened offers of credit and insurance, you have two choices: You can opt out of receiving them for five years or opt out of receiving them permanently. To opt out permanently: You may begin the permanent Opt-Out process online at www.optoutprescreen.com.