Spam

@dfollin (12732)
United States
May 27, 2009 10:04pm CST
Spam is just like our junk snail mail.Advertisements sent to your mailbox.But, it is illegal to send unrequested junk mail on the internet.But,it is the exact opposite with snail mail.A few years ago I was almost as poor as I am now and I told the mailman that I was too poor to buy stuff on the sale ads,could he stop bringing them and he said no that it was the law that he must deliver everything with a forward to address on it and the stores get address from an area guide.I called the post office and was told that there is no way of stopping the junk mail. Don't you think it is silly that spam online is illegal yet snail mail junk mail must be sent,no way to stop it?
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
28 May 09
Spam mails may be illegal but i get lot of them always. Spam mails are easy to send , free to send and you can send to countless persons by just press of the finger and may be thats why it is free. While all post offices in most countries are owned by the central government of that country. So Govt. makes a tonnes of money for snails and that is why no government would like to loose this pot of gold. Well in India we have those who would buy old news papers for recycling or making paper bags and they take these mails with them . The papers are sold by weight and if you put these papers of snails with them they are also sold so you can actually make money by them even if it is small.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 May 09
it is silly. thankfully i don't get much either place, thank heavens.
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@arkansos (546)
• India
28 May 09
The problem with spam is it appears in trillions and is free to send, therefore there maybe laws to ban its sending. Snail mail is however paid for. And well it is the law that if someone pays for a service, it must be rendered. Plus it is illegal for the post office to see the contents of the letter without good reason and they have no way of knowing whether the junk in there could be useful to you, not to forget that the sender has paid for it. As the last person said, save the envelopes, reuse any paper you can find. just reuse. I used to get some offers from here and there. I started papier mache with them
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
28 May 09
I found a system that will stop getting junk or whatever it is called..My solution is everytime i get all that junk, i save all the envelopes that has a free return & i just stuff all that junk back into anyone of the free postage envelopes & send it in...they have to pay return postage & its the same junk they send us..I did this for a long time & finally stopped all that junk & it felt good not to have a mailbox full of junk mail...
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• United States
29 May 09
that's weird..our post office will at least stop flyer inserts if requested.. it's probably because they don't want to guess what is considered "junk",because one person's junk mail might not be another's.
• Canada
28 May 09
I totally agree with you. It doesn't make a lick of sense. We received a piece of SPAM snail-mail the other day, that had my husband totally baffled. It was a plain non-addressed envelope with a handwritten line on it. "CALL ME ASAP!" Of course Hubby thought it was something urgent from the landlady, and opened it, only to discover an application form from a DATING SERVICE! We shredded the application, but kept the postage paid envelope. The thing to do is to collect as many postage paid envelopes as possible, and stick random SPAM into those envelopes (make sure it doesn't have your name or address on it) and then send that SPAM to the companies in their own postage paid envelopes, and see how they like dealing with the junk! lol That's fun!!!!