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Spam Attack! Help!

Help! 10,000 new messages, all junk! What's going on? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

How should I report misuse of the Great Seal?

I received some junk mail designed to look like a tax form, and featuring the Great Seal of the United States, which is a crime. How should I report this, to best ensure the guilty are punished?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jan 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Where and how can I opt-out of paper campaign mailings for NYC?

It's that time again: Bloomberg and other candidates are starting to cram trees in my mailbox. Where and how can I opt-out of paper campaign mailings for NYC? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Mar 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Does "Return Service Requested" mean what I hope it does?

American Express sent me a book I didn't request and don't want. My card won't be charged as long as I return it within 90 days. Do I have to pay to send it back to them, or can I just write "Return to Sender" on the package? [more inside]
posted by bethist on Nov 11, 2010 - 14 answers

I bet you a million bucks you can't go the rest of my life without contacting me again.

How can I find out which entity sold (at least) my name and address to the sleazebags at Betus.com when the latter company is unresponsive and apparently staffed by the proverbial 100 monkeys with typewriters? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Sep 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How can we bring a baby into the world without all the junk mail?

We're planning to have a baby. How can we do so without getting our names on mailing lists for baby-related junk mail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Refinance Via a Coupon?

Refinance via junk mail? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Dec 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Two mailings from Peaceful Mountain Donkey Rescue in less than three weeks was the last straw.

How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a one-stop way to make snail mail disappear?

On my list of everyday things that drive me up the wall, snail mail is right up there with cilantro. Please help me make my mailbox disappear. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Jul 27, 2009 - 22 answers

Googlegroups scam? Or what?

I just got this in my inbox from Google Groups. Is this some sort of scam or problem? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jan 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Junk Mail filtering not needed

Is there a way to completely disable junk mail filtering in Outlook 2003? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I get AmEx to stop sending me so much junk mail?

3-5 times a week, every week, I receive promotional offers from American Express (with whom I am a current cardholder). How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Aug 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Carbon Footprint of Junk Mail?

What is the carbon footprint for unsolicited, promotional mail for one year in the USA? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on May 13, 2008 - 9 answers

What level of success have you had cutting down on incoming junk mail and how?

I saw this thread from last year, which listed some sites for cutting down on junk mail. If you have used some or all of them, how effective was it? Which one(s) did you use? [more inside]
posted by poppo on May 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Do I have to have a mailbox?

Do I have to have a mailbox? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Want to cheapen my debt expenditures. Know of any cheap money (unsecured loans)?

Cheap Money Filter: I've got a moderate amount of credit card debt right now ($15k), at reasonable but not great rates (13-18%). I'll be making more money in the upcoming year, and the debt load is manageable, but I want to explore trading these loans with an unsecured line-of-credit type loan or some other loan. Advice? Suggestions on where to get a good rate (i.e. got any good junk mail lately)? [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 10, 2007 - 15 answers

What's going on with my email?

Has a company given out my email address, or am I at fault? [more inside]
posted by squishy on Oct 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Giving to charity without getting junk mail?

Is there a way to donate money to charity without ending up on junk mail lists?
posted by blakeleyh on Oct 18, 2006 - 14 answers

Junk, Junk and More Junk!

What is this Application Tracking Code thing? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Jun 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Mysterious junk mail

Why am I getting junk mail in my ex-husband's name? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on May 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Thanks for requesting more information about visiting Colorado!

I've started getting lots of emails thanking me for my interest in a variety of services/info requests/subscriptions that I definately didn't ask for. Is this some wierd cyberstalking, or is there some new sophisticated type of spam going around? [more inside]
posted by davehat on Apr 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Stop the circulars

Isn't there any way to permanently block delivery of unaddressed junk (USPS) mail? The post office insists on cramming increasingly thick stacks of "Occupant", "Resident", etc mail into the box every day and it's become ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Nov 21, 2005 - 15 answers

Credit, credit everywhere

JunkmailFilter: How do I get credit card companies to stop sending me applications? [more inside]
posted by borkencode on Aug 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Sorting Snail Mail

SnailMailFilterFilter: Are there any failsafe rules to separate USPS junk mail from real mail (or vice versa) without opening it? I know I needn't worry about an ink SoBig virus, but I just hate being suckered into opening an important-looking envelope only to find another Visa/MC application. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by klarck on Dec 1, 2004 - 14 answers

Can someone explain to me how to use Mozilla Thunderbird's junk mail controls in 30 words or less?

Can someone explain to me how to use Mozilla Thunderbird's junk mail controls in 30 words or less? [mi] [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on May 8, 2004 - 11 answers

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