This an minimal, read-only version of the original Stop Junk Mail website.

Consults from 2012

The Book of Junk Mail Ailments lists all consults given by Dr Junk Buster to date. You too can ask the doctor a (junk mail related) question.

Stopping hoax junk mail

10th December 2012

I have received hoax letters for the past 4 days with someone elses name on and my address. we think its someone who is playing a joke on us because they have been filling coupons out from magazines and using this address. can you advise me what to do please?

Stopping charity bags and take-away menus

18th August 2012

Do you know how to stop charity bags and menu's for takeaways being posted through the letterbox please?

How do I find out who distributed a leaflet?

6th August 2012

I have several No Junk Mail signs (hand-written and ready-made) on my letter box, and while the amount of junk has reduced, I still get tons of takeaway menus and flyers from local business. How do I find out who's distributing them? I don't mean the guys actually delivering them because they usually don't even speak English, but the companies who employ them. I want them to train their staff to respect people's wishes.

Can I opt out of the 'edited electoral register' online?

1st June 2012

Can I opt out of the 'edited electoral register' online, and if so how?

Any Government legislation on scams and text messages?

24th April 2012

Has there been any Government legislation on the matter of targeting junk mail. Specifically post and text message that are scams or cost you to opt out such as the 'text STOP' text messages?

A question about Royal Mail's opt-out scheme and the six week wait

23rd April 2012

Does it really take six weeks before a registration with Royal Mail's opt-out becomes active? And, if so, does that mean I need to re-register after 2 years plus six weeks?

Advice on ending the deluge of total annoying rubbish from Virgin Media

9th April 2012

Do you have any advice on ending the deluge of total annoying rubbish from virgin media? I have tried contacting them and they say they can't do anything.

Can my council sell my data without my consent?

28th February 2012

I fill in my electoral role each year and always tick the opt out box. It would appear that my council say they did not recieve it this year and as a result have sold last years data and I now appear on the edited register and am trying to find out if they can legally sell my data without my consent like this?

I forgot to tick three opt-out boxes. How can rectify my mistake?

1st January 2012

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?).