How to opt out of junk mail (and spam and phone calls)

I’ve had a number of enquiries about whether anything can be done about the junk mail that comes through most of out letterboxes.

The answer is yes! Just fill out the form below and post it off to the Royal Mail address given. In my experience, this service works except when my usual postie is on holiday.

Opt Out Application

Update

I have started receiving junk mail again! When I challenged Royal Mail they said:

“Please note that door to door opt outs only last for 2 years and if you do not renew within the two years, then you will start to receive unaddressed mail.”

I said the Royal Mail should issue reminders but they have not responded to that suggestion.

Junk mail, spam and cold calling

The House of Commons Library has produced a useful note on how to stop junk mail, emails (spam) and telephone cold-calling.