After a loved one has died, one of the small nasty aftershocks is receiving junk mail addressed to that person. The Australian Bereavement Register (TABR) lets you register the name and address of anyone dead to eliminate unsolicited mail.
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US-centric: Tired of all those unwanted catalogs jamming your mailbox? Try Catalog Choice, a free service that you can use to opt out of junk mail. Signup is free; once you've created a simple profile you can go in and find the company that's sending you stuff you don't want and request to be taken off the list (this can take up to ten weeks, so be patient). Worth a try for anyone who's looking to wean off the junk mail.
Sick of answering those telemarketing calls that always seem to arrive just as you're expecting something more important? Want a little less mail to sort through? The World Privacy Forum web site has a helpful roundup of the best ways to opt out of marketing materials online and off, stop data brokers from snooping through your life and avoid being pinned down by browser cookies. A few of these tips have been covered before on this site, but there are a few unique tips, and the page makes for a good all-in-one bookmark for protecting your data and cleaning out the marketing clutter.
AU - The Australian Do Not Call register can be found here.