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Our Favorite Opt-Out Links

Declare war on junk mail and telemarketers!

Catalog Choice — A cool site where you can cancel unwanted catalogs, and also research how to cancel other unwanted mailings from banks, etc.

Cox Target Media / Valpak — I still use a few of the coupons that we get in the Valpak, but this is the form you can use to opt-out if you don't find them useful.

DMA (Direct Marketing Association) — Once you register an account, you can opt-out of magazines, junk mail, and many mailing lists if you don't want to receive all those offers in the mail.

DirectMail.com National Do Not Mail List — This is a free service whereby you can register to have your name removed from postal mailing lists.

Direct Marketing Association: eMPS — eMPS is the Email Preference Service and allows you to remove multiple email addresses from national lists.

End Robocalls — Sign the petition to phone company CEOs.

FamilyTreeNow Opt-Out — Family Tree Now is a new free site that lets you look up historical records. Shockingly, the site gives away much more information to the public than you would want. If you would like to opt-out of living people and other records then follow this link.

Microsoft Privacy Settings — Visit this site in all the web browsers you use and select Off for "Personalized ads wherever I use my Microsoft account" and "Personalized ads in this browser."

National Do Not Call Registry — The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Network Advertising Initiative — The NAI Opt-out Tool was developed for the express purpose of allowing consumers to "opt out" of the targeted advertising delivered by its members' ad networks. Using this website, you can examine your computer to identify those member ad networks that have placed an ad network cookie file on your PC.

Online Data Vendors — Here you can opt out of phone books, directory assistance, and non-public information sites.

OptOutPrescreen.com — This is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to accept and process requests from consumers to opt in or opt out of firm offers of credit or insurance. Use this to reduce all those mailings you get for credit card offers.

RedPlum — If you don't use the RedPlum weekly mailing of coupons, you can opt-out here.

World Privacy Forum's Top Ten Opt Outs — As privacy experts, the World Privacy Forum is frequently asked about opting out, and which opt outs they think are the most important. This list is a distillation of ideas for opting out that they have developed over the years from responding to those questions.

YellowPagesGoesGreen.org — C'mon, you use Google or some other way to find a business' phone number, so why waste all that paper for a phone book. At www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org, you can opt-out of both Yellow Pages and White Pages phone books.

Yellow Pages Opt Out — Enter your zip code and this site will give you a list of contacts (web sites, email addresses, and phone numbers) for for opting out of yellow page book delivery.