Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

How To Opt Out from Unsolicited Email and Mail


no unsolicited mail please How To Opt Out from Unsolicited Email and Mail

While doing some research in my home office on fraud, I stumbled upon some great advice at on being removed from solicitations.

Here is their advice:

You may choose to exclude your name from credit reporting agency lists for unsolicited credit and insurance offers. Creditors and insurers may use file information as the basis for sending you unsolicited offers of credit or insurance. Such offers must include a toll-free phone number for you to call if you want your name and address removed from future lists.

If you call, you may select to have your name removed for five years or permanently. If you select the option for permanent removal, you will be mailed a Notice of Election to Opt Out form to complete and return. The toll-free number for all the national credit reporting agencies is 1-888-5OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688).

Please click here to Opt Out

Opting In
Sometimes consumers do prefer to continue to receive offers that may interest them.

If you have previously opted out and would like to request that your name be included in pre-screened offer lists, then call 1-888-5OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) and select the option for opting in.

Opting Out of Other Direct-Marketing Offers
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) compiles lists of consumers who prefer not to receive direct-mail solicitations for other products and services. DMA members, including Experian, use the DMA list to remove names from their own mailing lists.

You can register online at

In addition, you can write to:
DMA Mail Preference Service
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

If you write to the DMA, you’ll be removed from DMA-member lists for five years.

Removal from Telemarketing Lists:

You also can have your name removed from telemarketing lists by adding your name to the National Do Not Call Registry.

To register your name, visit or call 1 888 382 1222.

Opting out will not end solicitations from all local merchants, religious and charitable associations, professional and alumni associations, politicians, and companies with which you conduct business. To eliminate mail from these groups — as well as mail addressed to “Occupant” or “Resident” — write directly to each source.”

About the Author: Brenda L. Martinson is owner and founder of San Diego Personal Business Services, a Personal Assistant/Business Consultant company located in Carlsbad, CA. For more than 20 years, she has been in leadership roles for small to mid-sized companies in the health-care, real estate and training & personal development industries. Working with top-level executives and managers, Brenda has designed and implemented organizational and efficiency systems to help companies improve profits and optimize their people.

As a Professional Organizer/Business Consultant, she utilizes her skills and experience to assist busy and/or retired professionals save Time, Money, and Space. Brenda’s organizational systems have helped people manage the personal and business clutter of one’s life through a customized and easy to maintain process. This process includes setting up systems and gathering resources to organize and improve one’s working/living spaces.

You may reach Brenda at her website Visit San Diego Personal Business Services.

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