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Show Of Hands August 2nd, 2015 1:06am

Should people be able to opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial USPS mail, even if doing so caused other postal rates to increase?

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tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
08/09/15 6:49 am

Just think what big corps are paying in posted mail that just goes in the TRASH!!

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
08/09/15 6:47 am

If I'm in a pissy mood&check the mail I open all that unsolic &rip up and put it in their posted paid envelope-mail it back to them occ including trash out of my purse-gum wrappers, straw papers, empty blister packs etc w a note abt wasted postage

08/05/15 5:09 pm

It keeps the post office in business.. And it is easy to throw away..

gorilla72 Naples, FL
08/03/15 7:21 pm

Don't say yes. Is be out of a job! Lol ( I work in Direct Mail).

CalCoolidge Tuscaloosa, AL
08/03/15 10:10 am

Just completely privatize mail already

bog704 Colorado
08/02/15 10:56 pm

If they personally had to pay more? Yes. If everyone else had to pay more? No.

alval California
08/02/15 7:36 pm

Junk mail pays their much as I dislike getting them I OVERstand.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
08/02/15 7:19 pm

I would pay $1 per stamp if those damned junk makers would just STOP SENDING CRAP!!!

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
08/02/15 6:29 pm

Heck Yah. If not for that BS I'd only check my mail twice per month; just to get my bills.
No business should be kept alive only because not to do so would cause it to fail......Dumb! The USPS is dying.
Let it Go.

badattitude no place like home
08/02/15 5:58 pm

I want a spam filter on my mailbox

08/02/15 5:49 pm

USPS is up side down like all the other departments, so we would contribute to their demise.

kanji401 SoCal
08/02/15 5:39 pm

It would save some trees.

bnnt Los Angeles
08/02/15 3:54 pm

Yes, the waste alone is probably astounding.

mb45081 Texas
08/02/15 1:29 pm

We should phase out USPS entirely and instead rely on private mail service.

08/02/15 8:46 am

I did this today and it felt incredible!!!

08/02/15 7:49 am

Yes, however it's what keeps them going! I am a traditionalist I like sending mail and once and awhile receiving it lol

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/02/15 7:35 am

My father retired from the Post Office 10 years ago. When he used to work there he once told me that if it was not for junk mail that half the people at the Post Office would not have jobs.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
08/02/15 6:21 am

Seinfeld nailed it... I haven't gotten actual mail in years since I pay all my bills online.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
08/02/15 6:30 am

If you want to stop the problem, make people able to send back letters at the original senders expense... Done.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
08/02/15 7:44 am

I like your idea even better than mine!!

CutCopy Wedding
08/02/15 12:57 am

USPS NEEDS to go shutdown permanently.

Why? Worst service you'll ever get.

08/02/15 6:25 pm

That's grossly overstated.

08/02/15 12:38 am

How would the post office know what is unsolicited?

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/01/15 10:22 pm

I think we can do this already.

08/02/15 7:52 am

Some things but not like car insurance poop and life insurance and credit care offers and blah blah blah...
You can do like your smaller stuff but what comes in an envelope you can't or post card form you can't... that I'm aware of!

geoag02 Dallas, TX
08/01/15 10:14 pm

I think people should be able to opt out on a sender by sender basis.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
08/01/15 10:15 pm

This would reduce the clutter from business that send you stuff you don't care about on a weekly basis while still allowing new companies to use 3rd class mail to gain exposure.

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
08/01/15 9:11 pm

If it affects others adversely then definitely no

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
08/01/15 8:37 pm

Just for saving the trees alone.

Independent101 Be For America
08/01/15 8:32 pm

Spamming is soo common. I once made a second email account to play a game (didn't want to use my real one) and within a week that second email account had messages advertising 6 major companies and some porn.

08/01/15 8:14 pm

too complicated. on the other hand everyone would opt out. so maybe not so much

Spiritof76 USA 1776
08/01/15 7:29 pm

Sure, but I just rip it up junk mail. No big deal.

jmcolema Greensboro
08/01/15 7:28 pm

Stop wasting paper. It's so annoying. I haven't had direct tv in over 4 years and they still send me weekly mail

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/01/15 7:19 pm

That would be great. Wish there was a way to opt out of all these pre-approved credit card offers too. Lately I've been writing "return to sender" on them and sending putting them back in the mail 😈😈

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/01/15 8:40 pm

For a long time if my junk mail included a return envelope I just put it all in that and mailed it back at their expense. It didn't help, but I did enjoy knowing they'd have to pay postage both ways, hopefully a good thing for the USPS.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/01/15 7:16 pm

Yes, directly with the senders, but they should not expect the post office to filter their mail for them unless they are willing to pay extra for the service. Enough extra to cover the costs and shortfall would work out well for everyone.

susanr Colorado
08/01/15 7:35 pm

I can see my son-in-law having convulsions at the very thought of this. From his description, he had to sort each pack of the dumb stuff into all 800+ slots for boxes on his route... and then again, and again, and again, and again... Not to mention

susanr Colorado
08/01/15 7:37 pm

the actual legitimate individually addressed mail. If he had to not-sort all that into certain slots, I have a feeling it might take enough extra time to keep it all straight that everyone's mail would be late &/or they'd have to hire more people.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/01/15 8:03 pm

I think it comes in to our post office here in separate batches. She sorts and puts up the first class first, usually before lunch, then puts up the ads and magazines. Often those don't get done at all on Saturdays. I bet it could be automated.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/01/15 8:05 pm

But I really don't think the post office needs the extra workload. Once it gets into the system, they should just deliver it. If you don't want mail from a particular sender, you should notify them directly, or use the association service.

Liberty 4,032,064
08/01/15 6:58 pm

People should be able to opt out of having a mailbox/address, but if you have one, it's a government product and should be available to all.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 6:52 pm

Yea! Stop sending me your bullshit

Rotavele Alabama
08/01/15 7:11 pm

Free market.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 7:40 pm

That's not what that phrase means...

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 8:15 pm

Rota do you need me to draw you a map?

Rotavele Alabama
08/01/15 8:16 pm

Free Market = if you don't like getting mail from them, get rid of your mailbox. Don't expect the govt to ban you.

Commie liberal obamaloving hippie.

Rotavele Alabama
08/01/15 8:16 pm

Ban it for you*

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 8:20 pm

Rota I refreshed your comments at 11:16pm, and they already had 1 like

Looks like you were exposed at liking your own comments

Also you don't understand the free market

Rotavele Alabama
08/01/15 8:29 pm

No. I still haven't liked it. Nor do I care to argue about something as childish as whining over someone liking their own comments.

2) you don't understand USPS is a govt mail service and not allowing them to spam is violation of free market policy.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 9:51 pm

Rota you got exposed for liking your own comment...and now you're trying to get out of it

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/01/15 9:53 pm

It's like Nixon or Clinton, the coverup is worse more than the crime. They just dug that hole so deep

But they were really smart and you're...rotA. So we already know what you're gonna do don't we sport?

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
08/01/15 6:44 pm

As junk mail goes, so goes the USPS.

DeathSheep Michigan
08/01/15 6:26 pm

Probably the most annoying thing about renting in a college town; I get a lot of "*past residents name* or current resident" mail.

imanag My heaven on Earth
08/01/15 6:21 pm

That would be great!

PyroSadist like my comments follow
08/01/15 6:20 pm

If for no other reason than its wasteful and bad for the environment

rons screw politicians
08/01/15 6:11 pm

I get less and less junk mail these days. Maybe that bonfire behind the post office is significant.