Valpak ignores my opt-out request

Published by rich on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 23:46:50

Valpak is a company that sends out envelopes full of coupons about once a week.

I had previously written that I filled out Valpak’s removal form on November 29th, 2007.

In fact - my memory says I filled out their removal form several times before that; it’s just that this last time I was smart enough to document doing it.

So what do I get in the mail on January 2nd, 2008? You guessed it - coupons from Valpak.

As soon as I figure out how to port SpamButcher’s spam protection into a version that works on physical unsolicited mail, I’ll let you know.

So, this time I’ve sent a letter to (as instructed on their site).

The Alabama Environmental Council’s page on reducing postal junk lists a fax number for them. Maybe I’ll try that if Valerie can’t fix the problem.

It seems to me that Valpak is behaving a lot like spammers do. They provide an opt-out mechanism - but aren’t particularly diligent in supporting it. That said, I’ve found commercial physical email marketers to be more cooperative than most spammers.

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