How do I opt out of receiving any leaflets or unaddressed promotional material?
Opting out of Royal Mail's Door to Door service
The opt out service only relates to unaddressed mail.
Royal Mail is still legally obliged to deliver all addressed mail, which includes mail that is addressed “To the Occupier” (or with any other generic recipient information), as well as mail that is personally addressed to you by name.
It is not possible for Royal Mail to separate material you don’t want from those you do want
For example: advertising offers or leaflets from material from Central and Local Government and other public bodies.
Opting out from Royal Mail Door to Door stops all unaddressed items from being delivered by us (although we do work with Government to get a message to every UK address in exceptional circumstances). Election material is not delivered by the Door to Door service and is therefore not affected by this opt out.
Opting out means no one at the address will receive unaddressed mail items.
You should first check that this acceptable to everyone living at the property.
Please be aware that Royal Mail delivers a minority of the total volume of unaddressed mail items in the United Kingdom. The opt out will not cover any other distributors, who will continue to deliver unaddressed mail items. Opting out of Royal Mail Door to Door deliveries will not necessarily reduce by a significant amount the number of items you will receive, as there are other carriers in the market place.
If you would still like to stop any other unwanted communications - Please visit mpsonline.org.uk which provides details on all other preference services, or call 03457 740 740.
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or email your name and address to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then send an opt-out form to your address, which you must sign and return. We do this for security reasons - to verify that those resident at the address have requested the ‘opt out’.
Once you’ve returned this form, Royal Mail will stop delivering unaddressed items to your address within six weeks.
The opt-out will last for a period of two years from the date that we have received your opt-out form. If you wish to continue your opt-out after the two-year period you can do so by completing a new opt-out form which can be obtained by contacting us via email at email@example.com or via telephone on 0345 266 0858, or at the address above.
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