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junk mail

annoying, unsolicited mail, such as promotional letters, etc. I am so incredibly tired of getting pound after pound of junk mail every day. I could just scream.
See also: junk, mail

junk mail

Third-class mail, such as unsolicited advertisements and flyers, that is sent indiscriminately. For example, While we were on vacation the front hall filled up with junk mail. [c. 1950]
See also: junk, mail
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Welsh Conservatives have launched a consultation on measures to tackle unwanted junk mail to debate options to crack down on the annual waste of natural resources and bombarding of people's letterboxes.
Here in the Assembly my group is considering a range of options - including placing a levy on the sender of junk mail items - but we want you to have your say.
In 2007 when we presented him with evidence of the junk mail scams that he was facilitating he gave us a similar excuse to the one he had tried in court, bleating: "I am just a fulfilment house.
As marketers, these companies sought to take the lead in the movement toward reducing unwanted emails, phone calls and junk mail.
Despite around three billion items of junk mail being sent out in the past year, spending is down by 6.
The junk mail firm Best Sales is registered in Holland but operates from Belgium, making it hard for the UK authorities to stop it.
That junk mail in your box adds up: It takes more than 100 million trees each year to produce--and its production, disposal, and transportation creates more greenhouse gas emissions than 2.
MICHAEL Turner asked me if the Stop Junk Mail Campaign is about putting people out of work (WoS Letters, July 15, 2007).
THE actions of a rebel postman who told customers how to avoid receiving junk mail has led to hundreds of thousands of people signing up to opt-out schemes.
A pile of junk mail that greeted designer Jonathan Farrow when he moved into his new flat led to a potentially award-winning idea.
All of us wonder at times how we got on a list that enabled the dispenser of the junk mail to locate us.
Our parents, on the other hand, typically consider an invasion of physical mail such as excessive advertisements, unknown mailings, junk mail, even solicitation phone calls, as a severe invasion of their personal "space.
I've had 25 pieces of junk mail this week offering me credit cards, mystery prizes and other things I neither asked for or want.
Unfortunately, that response gets them a ticket on the endless merry- go-round of junk mail that grows upon itself.
The program also features a "wanted mail" box, so uses can sort through junk mail and rate it with a numeric ranking "junk score.