What can I do about unsolicited mail?

ComReg does not regulate unsolicited mail, however there are a number of steps you can take to stop unsolicited mail such as:

  • Put a sticker on your letter box that states you don’t want unaddressed mail (or ‘junk mail’) to be delivered to you. For example, write ‘no unaddressed mail please’.
  • Register with the Mail Preference Service (MPS) to remove your name from many Direct Mailing lists. You can also use the service to register a previous occupants’ name at your current address.
  • ‘Return to sender’ Write on the letter that you do not want to receive any unsolicited mail from them in the future, put it back in its envelope and write clearly on the front ‘return to sender’.
  • Unaddressed mail put into your letter box or mail addressed to “the occupant”, “the resident” or “the householder” does not necessarily involve the use of personal data and consequently data protection legislation may not apply. However you can contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for assistance.