Junk Mail

Today was a fantastic day - I got my first piece of actual junk mail in the post, which meant I could do something I first read about from Maddox (while I’m talking about him, just finished his book - The Alphabet of Manliness - and it’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time).

The idea is simple: you take a prepaid envelope that a company sends you, fill it full of other rubbish (Maddox uses coupons) and post it back to them. The end result is that they pay for the postage going back to them, eventually dissuading them from sending this stuff out. I know I have too much time at the moment, but I’m going to keep doing this in the hope that one day they might stop.

To name names, as I’m feeling a little bitter - Haymarket Media Group sold my address from a magazine subscription, and I received advertising from Bose and Hiscox home insurance.


By PhotoSam on 30 August 2007 at 20:41:

if only the same rules applied for spam (sob)…

By Alex on 30 August 2007 at 21:09:

I do try and report some spam through, just because I’m only getting four or five a day at the moment, but I don’t know if that actually does anything

Spam will have to stop eventually – I don’t know how or when, but it has to go