An Idea – How To Get Treeware Junk Mail Banned

Here’s a thought: a way to try to get unsolicited (treeware) junk mail banned –

Every time you receive a bit of junk mail, just go and put it back in the post box: it’s almost all franked mail, and so the post office will re-sort it and deliver it back to you. Put a tally on the reverse side, and add one to it each time you forward it to yourself. If enough people did it, I wonder how many recursions you’d need to put through the post office before the postal workers union petitioned the government to disallow the sending of unsolicited treeware junk mail.

Not sure if it’d work, but I think I’ll do it anyway, just out of curiosity about how high a tally I can get before the post office start refusing to re-deliver them. Heh.

Got my Dad’s web site done. Just waiting for the domain name registration to go through so I can deploy it.


  1. Sounds like fun, but if it doesnt work – you could always register with — won’t stop it everywhere, but will stop it coming to your door.


  2. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Registered early this year. Still processing.

  3. Denyer Denyer says:

    It’s more likely postal workers will take matters into their own hands and ‘misplace’ your mail…

  4. Reb Reb says:

    “Got my Dad’s web site done”

    You mean you actually completed a web site. Dan thats amazing !!

  5. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Yeh; it’s amazing what you can get done when you don’t partner with somebody who knows nothing about running a web consultancy.

    Umm – completed a web site? What do you think you’re reading right now?

    Nice to see I’m making a regular reader out of you.


  6. Another bonus is that sincve the company pay for the postage each and every time they get charged more and more.

    Good plan.

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