Post # 1
I moved into my house almost a year ago, and when I did I went to the usps website and filled out a form to forward my mail here. Most of it has been coming here, but a friend who very recently started renting my old place said that I had a mailbox full of mail there. I used to live an hour away from where I live now, so just making a trip isn’t something I can do without some planning. Most people told me that I could go to the post office there and request that my mail be held or that I could rent a PO Box there. To my understanding, the mail would only be held until I picked it up, but I can’t pick it up but maybe once a month. Renting a PO box presents the same problem.
Is there any way for me to just stop the mail completely? Most of it is junk mail anyway.
Post # 3
Forwarding mail is only supposed to be good for a year, so in order to stop all the mail, I guess you’d have to see if you can contact the PO where its coming from and ask them what to do next. If its nothing important, why not have the new people just trash it?
Post # 4
@ItWasntMe: I told her that I had no problem with her throwing it all away, but her renting is only temporary, as in for about 4 months temporary, so I’d still have the problem when she moved out and someone else rents. I’m going to try calling that post office tomorrow afternoon and ask them if they will just hold it for now and when I can make a trip I will ask them if there’s any way for me to stop it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
USPS should have forwarded all your mail, and you should have followed up with everyone you recieve mail from to change your address: banks, jobs, credit cards, etc. Try submitting another mail forwarding request to USPS.
Post # 6
@Christy42213: I agree you need to change your address with anyone who sends you mail (subscriptions, mailing lists not just creditors)
Post # 7
@j_jaye: I did do that with everything that I wanted to get, and I removed myself from other mailing lists that I wasn’t interested in anymore. I’m most worried about stopping the stuff I’m getting that I didn’t want or sign up for. Just all the junk. I don’t even know if there’s a way to stop that kind of thing.
Post # 8
I’ve had that happen to me – it took speaking to the mail carrier and the local post office directly to get it to stop. If you know the time frame that mail gets delivered at your old place on a Saturday, it might be worth lurking around to speak to them. And worth a trip to the actual post office that services your old place! Such a hassle, I know 🙁
Post # 9
@SouthernGirl: Return it all to sender with not known at this address on it and then they will remove you from the mailing list.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Have you tried this?
Not sure how much it will help…but will maybe cut down on the junk mail…
Post # 11
in australia, in similar situation, you can ask your friend to write, this person does not live here anymore on the letter and post it back. just make sure that none of those are important