Diary of a junk mail campaigner
I've stopped keeping track of the leaflets Royal Mail shoves through my door. The reason: since February I'm getting very little Royal Junk Mail.
This is going to be the last episode in my series of rants about Royal Mail. It's about the company's inability to respond to questions and suggestions this time.
When you sign up to Royal Mail's opt-out scheme you will no longer receive election materials. However, you will still receive election materials. At least, that's what Royal Mail thinks…
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.
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.
Now that the Door-Drop Preference Service has been scrapped we're stuck with Royal Mail's opt-out scheme for leaflets. Meanwhile, Royal Mail struggling to adhere to its own procedures, despite the company's best efforts.
The Daily Mail believes there has been a SURGE in unsolicited leaflets.
The Daily Mail phoned to ask for a quote about an increase in the amount of unaddressed mail distributed by the Royal Mail. I'm hoping they'll instead be reporting on the mystery surrounding the Door-Drop Preference Service.
The Daily Mail has learned that from next year Royal Mail will enable junk mailers to track when their adverts hit your doormat.
Royal Mail's chief executive, Moya Greene, explains why Royal Mail won't respect 'No Junk Mail' signs.