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How to stop junk mail

How to stop royal mail junk mail
I’ve finally requested that Royal Mail stop sending us junk mail. Having read this, it seems like it would be better for the planet, the postmen/women and even the Royal Mail in the long term if they packed in the junk mail habit.

The official method to stop your junk mail is quite convoluted:

On their website, they ask you to email this address: optout@royalmail.com, telling them your name and postal address. Then, in a few days, a letter and a form turn up in the mail. You have to sign the form and return it to them. And supposedly this stops all unaddressed mail (I’ll let you know if it works).

Here’s an easier way:

1. Download this form:
How to stop junk mail PDF form
2. Add your address.
3. Print it off, sign it, and post it to this address:

Freepost RRBT-ZBXB-TTTS
Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Outs
Kingsmead House
Oxpens Road
OXFORD
OX1 1RX

I suspect that Royal Mail aren’t cross-referencing every email with every form. One of their reasons behind such a complex process is to ensure that everyone in a property has guaranteed that they don’t want junk mail. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone getting annoyed that their junk mail has stopped. The other reason is that government documents may be sent to you using the unaddressed mail system. If the government can’t figure out a better way of telling me important information than “To the Occupier”, then I think I probably don’t need to know about it.

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Post haste

Absence of post

You may remember my post about the post. No sign of a fix yet. The post itself has disappeared, but the hole is still there. Hopefully the post won’t reappear through a shop window. A nice lady called Lisa has emailed me to tell me that she has told Greenwich council about it.

Next time you walk past it, remember, it isn’t a missing post, it is actually Service Request ID 175605.

This will be the last post (bugle joke) for a while, as The Bugle is going to get some sun for a couple of weeks. However, I’ve been working on a load of posts to keep you going over the coming days, which should hopefully get posted automatically, so stay tuned….

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