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Old 12-18-2018, 02:59 AM
 
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I am moving to a new state and was thinking not changing my address via USPS for the sole reason of avoiding junk mail

I am under the assumption that the change of address via USPS only allows them to redirect mail, am i correct? The senders of junk mail will not get a notification from USPS about my new address?
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Old 12-18-2018, 03:18 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Umm, so called "junk mail" is mail. How do you define "junk mail"?

Catalogues from retailers you've done business with? Those will get your new address sooner or later.

Local ad sheets? They're usually addressed to " Occupant " or some variation.

Bills?

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/mailforwardingqanda
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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In my experience when I have NOT submitted COA I did NOT receive the junk mail (addressed to me but still did receive those addressed to "resident) and when I DID submit one, I did.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I am moving to a new state and was thinking not changing my address via USPS for the sole reason of avoiding junk mail

I am under the assumption that the change of address via USPS only allows them to redirect mail, am i correct? The senders of junk mail will not get a notification from USPS about my new address?
There are organizations you can register--some charge a small fee--like $10--to stop your junk mail. You can also permanently opt out from credit card junk.

https://www.directmail.com/mail_preference/

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/article...alls-and-email
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I am moving to a new state and was thinking not changing my address via USPS for the sole reason of avoiding junk mail

I am under the assumption that the change of address via USPS only allows them to redirect mail, am i correct? The senders of junk mail will not get a notification from USPS about my new address?
Depends on the class by which the mail was being sent to you. First class ("real" mail like correspondence, bills, etc) is forwarded for a year. Second class (magazine/newspaper subscriptions) for 60 days. Other classes of mail (book rate) may not be forwarded unless you specifically direct it to be. Unsolicited mail (aka "junk" mail like ads, catalogs, political and charity money pleas) isn't forwarded, but those sources tend to get your mailing address so quickly and from so many sources you may not notice any difference in how often you get them. The previous residents at your new address might actually be getting them anyway. Look at the addressing label. You'd be surprised how often it isn't even you. I've found the worst offenders are"non-profit" political organizations. They are sort of one step removed from commercial junk and can find you even after you're dead.

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Old 12-18-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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Some of the junk mail has a request on the front of the envelope requesting any address change. Then the PO provides it to them for a charge.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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Yes the link that was posted above https://www.doityourself.com/stry/mailforwardingqanda specifically states:

For permanent moves, mail marked "Do Not Forward" is returned to the sender along with your new address information; however, if your move is only temporary, meaning that you'll be returning home in less than 12 months, this mail is returned to the sender without your new address information. Temporary movers must notify their mailers directly to inform them of their new address.

So i guess that is why the 2nd poster noticed junk mail with a COA, guess i will just manually notify all the companies i work with and not file a COA, hopefully reducing junk mail
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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You can change your address either temporarily or permanently with USPS. Either way, junk mail is not forwarded. The only thing I get forwarded is first class mail and magazines.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:59 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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The senders of junk mail will not get a notification from USPS about my new address?
Nope.It might take a while for them all, but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=242H7F8DKHA
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: North Jersey to North TX
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Forwarding mail applies to all mail.
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