By being around a newsgroup that's harvested regularly by bots that
collect email addresses, I am spammed with a hundred or more emails a
day. While I use my Eudora filter to take out as many of the email
spams as I can it is a daunting task as many of you know too well.
Here is one way that the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) has created
Where to go to be removed from mailing lists, telemarketing lists and
Removal via online costs $5 to be removed from the mailing lists and
another $5 to be removed from the telemarketing lists. For the E-mail
removal there is no fee and can be done on line.
To save $10 and be put on the removal database for mailing and
telemarketing by direct marketers:
You can fill in the mailing list and telemarketing list info and press
the "send by mail" button. You can print out the form which has a
transaction number, sign it and send it in for the removal from mailing
and telemarketing lists. Your name, they state, will be removed for a
a period of 5 years. The email database removal list is for 2 years.
DMA Consumer Assistance: How And Where To Find Help
The DMA takes a proactive stance in response to consumer problems. This
guide is provided on behalf of DMA member companies to help consumers.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA), established in 1917, is the
oldest and largest national trade association serving the direct
How to remove your name from mailing lists.
Some consumers would like to receive less advertising mail at home.
Mail Preference Service (MPS) is designed to assist those consumers in
decreasing the amount of national non-profit or commercial mail they
receive at home. You can register on line, or via mail.
How to get your name off telemarketing lists.
Some consumers would like to receive fewer telephone marketing calls at
home. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS), a do-not-call service, is
a service to assist those consumers in decreasing the number of
national commercial calls received at home. You can register on line,
or via mail.
How to get your name off e-mail lists.
Sponsored by The Direct Marketing Association, this service allows
consumers to indicate that they wish to reduce the amount of
unsolicited commercial e-mail they receive. Consumers register and, for
security purposes, re-confirm their individual registration with the
e-Mail Preference Service (e-MPS).