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Diary of a junk mail campaigner

A master-class for aspiring marketeers who want to make sure that everybody opts in to receiving adverts.

Last updated
9th July 2013

Junk Mail company Opt-4 gives advice on how to make sure plebs don't opt out of marketing.

Last updated
16th June 2011

Dr Junk Buster

I made a foolish mistake; I renewed my network railcard without ticking the 3 boxes to prevent: 1) Railcard information and offers; 2) Train company offers; 3) Third party offers of goods and services. How, please, can I rectify my mistake? I believe I am on the Mailing Preference register, but am not sure (how can I check this?).

Last updated
18th June 2015

Guide to stamping out junk mail

Whenever you give your name and address to a potential junk mailer, for instance when you buy a product or make a donation to a charity, always search the small print for marketing tick boxes. And, be prepared for the trick box.

Last updated
15th June 2015


Research suggests that more than three in four people tick opt-out boxes to prevent junk mail. The Direct Marketing Association has urged marketeers not to 'cold mail' people.

Last updated
14th May 2011