Friday, April 25, 2008

How to Spam Bulk Mailers

I know my wife hates hates hates the junk mail showing up in our mailbox. It could have something to do with the period of time in which she signed up to all those Web sites to get coupons and great deals mailed to our home, but really, that's probably completely unrelated.

In any case, if you are tired of bulk mailers letting you know you qualify for a low interest rate credit card, or the impersonal "Dear Homeowner" remortgaging offers, here's a solution that could eventually work towards reduce that bulk mail, as well as potentially reducing the clutter in your homes! This is an amazing idea.

UPDATE: It may not work... at least not in the States...

UPDATE: Or you could do it the boring way.

UPDATE: In the end, I'm not sure if this would work or not. They may just throw the boxes away at the post office. But if you were to mail other pieces of junk mail, or pages of the phone book, it just may work...

5 comments:

Lara said...

I don't like getting tons of flyers more than junk mail. I like getting coupons! ;)

erin said...

I'm going to put a "No Junk Mail" sign on my box and see what happens.

erin
blog: jewellerybyerin.blogspot.com
d-aunting-prospects.blogspot.com

erin said...

So what if you sent the insert from the citibank envelope to mbna and vice-versa?

Enchante said...

We just have sign on our postbox that says no Junk Mail.

Sending bricks back would only work if it was like simultaneously from like a thousand people.

A bit hard to co-ordinate

Enchante
myphilosophicaldiary.blogspot.com

(slightly) less cynical said...

Yes, someone tried coordinating through diig.com, so who knows whether that will be enough incentive ... I like the idea of mailing inserts from other companies back, though - as long as there's no way to track the letters back to you. :)