Ever wondered why Royal Mail doesn't send households that register with it's junk mail opt-out scheme don't get confirmation letters and a reminder to re-register? Apparently, It's because sending letters is very expensive for a company like Royal Mail.
Diary of a junk mail campaigner
You no longer have to write to Royal Mail to get an opt-out form for the Door-to-Door Opt-Out – instead, you can now download the form. Weirdly, Royal Mail claims they're still verifying that opt-out requests are genuine.
There's a petition on Change.org asking Virgin Media to
demonstrate the highest level of integrity.
Virgin Media no longer wants you to opt-out by sending them e-mail. Instead, you now have to fill out a simple web form.
Hurray! You can deter junk mail deliverers with a junk mail handling fee notice! Boohoo… You won't be able to enforce the notice. (And so we still need to get the junk mail industry to formally recognise anti-junk mail signs).
The Institute of Fundraising has concluded that 'No Cold Calling' means 'No Cold Calling' … even if someone is knocking on doors to collect money for poor kittens in Battersea.
The Institute of Fundraising has written a letter to the Sunday Times. They're very sorry that charity marketeers have abused people's generosity and they're
absolutely committed to fundraising in a way that respects the rights of individuals. Whatever that may mean…
I'd like to know what you make of Royal Mail's Door-to-Door Opt-Out. Does it work for you? Have you complained, and was the issue resolved?
The Door-Drop Preferences hasn't been killed off – it has merely been kicked into the long grass. It seems the responsibility deal between the government and the junk mail industry might have suffered the same fate.
I was on Radio 4's You and Yours this afternoon to talk about the Door-Drop Preference Service.