I want out. I want the mail to stop coming to me. It’s not a question of not liking what comes to me, it’s just 90%
crud useless. And I’m willing to do without the useful stuff just so that I don’t have to deal with the useless stuff.
I get and pay my bills online. I’m not going to be getting anything from GameFly or Netflix. Packages arrive via UPS or FedEx or DHL. I’m with Kramer on this one, I just want the mail to stop coming to me.
It’s nothing personal, it’s just that I get so much clutter. I receive statements that I could get online, bills that I already get online, and more ads than I know what to do with. It’s 2005, if I can’t manage my account with you online or in person, I probably can with your competitor.
The closest thing I’ve seen to my discontent being discussed is actually with newspapers, not the mail. In figuring out why their subscription rates were plummeting, the Washington Post found out that 18 to 34 year olds wouldn’t accept a free subscription (much less pay for one) because “they didn’t like the idea of old newspapers piling up in their houses.” That’s exactly the same problem I have with the mail.
I’m not anti-mail, and I know a few people who worked for the USPS and they seem on the up-and-up. I’m willing to stick out the olive branch. How about a whitelist of accepted senders? That way I can still get stuff from people on eBay or Amazon, everything else gets returned to sender. Of course if I have to fill out and send in a form the deal is off. I need to be able to manage my whitelist online.