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Old 07-23-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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I'm absolutely certain that it does not.
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1.1.1 Delivery to Addressee

Addressees may control delivery of their mail.


1.1.2 Refusal at Delivery

The addressee may refuse to accept a mailpiece when it is offered for delivery.
From farther down in that same USPS publication:

2.1.3 Customer Maintenance of Receptacles
Customers must provide authorized mail receptacles or door slots, ...

So it appears to be open for interpretation.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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I'm absolutely certain that it does not.
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1.1.1 Delivery to Addressee

Addressees may control delivery of their mail.


1.1.2 Refusal at Delivery

The addressee may refuse to accept a mailpiece when it is offered for delivery.

what is added to 1.1.1. is---------without a contrary order,the mail is delivered as addressed
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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There is an episode of Seinfeld on this very topic. Kramer tried to cancel his mail. Newman totally freaked out.
Honestly, mail is going extinct. If it were not for write letters with a few family members and getting the weekly newspaper, I wouldn't need it.
Exactly what I was thinking when I saw this thread. LOL!

Kramer mortars brick into his mailbox first, but realizes the postman simply puts Kramer's mail in Jerry's mailbox instead.

Hilarious episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nKlzQo3Wqo
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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what is added to 1.1.1. is---------without a contrary order,the mail is delivered as addressed

Delivered to where?........ the imaginary mailbox? The mail is held for 10 days, if the customer doesn't provide a receptacle, the mail is returned to its senders. End of the story. Don't want mail? No problem. Nobody will show up at your door with a court order to put up a mailbox, LOL. The only thing that you're responsible for, is that you can't use voluntary non-receipt of mail as a defense for not fulfilling any obligations(i.e.: Jury duty/Court summons, IRS audit notice,etc.).
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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From farther down in that same USPS publication:

2.1.3 Customer Maintenance of Receptacles
Customers must provide authorized mail receptacles or door slots, ...

So it appears to be open for interpretation.
.......If they wish to receive mail. You're not under any obligation to be a customer of the USPS.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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Delivered to where?........ the imaginary mailbox? The mail is held for 10 days, if the customer doesn't provide a receptacle, the mail is returned to its senders. End of the story. Don't want mail? No problem. Nobody will show up at your door with a court order to put up a mailbox, LOL. The only thing that you're responsible for, is that you can't use voluntary non-receipt of mail as a defense for not fulfilling any obligations(i.e.: Jury duty/Court summons, IRS audit notice,etc.).
Actually, much of the reason that I am removing the mailbox (it is now removed) is to avoid letters for Jury Duty, Court Orders, IRS, lawyers, etc. It will be sent back to the sending party marked "Refused". I figure if they want to find me, they will need to hand deliver a certified letter that must be signed by me, not by anyone else.

Where is it written that I have to have mail? Where is it written that I have to maintain a phone line?
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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I removed the mailbox this weekend. I unscrewed it from the post (the post is still there) and I put a laminated note on the post. It reads "The residents at (address) do not wish to receive mail. Any and all mail and/or packages marked for this address or any resident at this address is hereby refused."
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I removed the mailbox this weekend. I unscrewed it from the post (the post is still there) and I put a laminated note on the post. It reads "The residents at (address) do not wish to receive mail. Any and all mail and/or packages marked for this address or any resident at this address is hereby refused."

Property tax bill?
Utility bills?
Car insurance bill?
Notice of vehicle registration suspension?
Notice of utility shut off?
Notice of Tax Sale?

Those are just three I can think of, you could include driver's license, car tags, etc.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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How about Birthday Cards, Thank You notes, Thinking of you cards?
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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Originally Posted by rrtechno View Post
From farther down in that same USPS publication:

2.1.3 Customer Maintenance of Receptacles
Customers must provide authorized mail receptacles or door slots, ...

So it appears to be open for interpretation.
Sure you can refuse. You can always pick it up in town under the address of "General Delivery"
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