FYI there are a few excellent websites where you can vastly reduce the amount of unsolicited junk mail and phone calls you receive. You can read more about them at this FTC site: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email
Do Not Call Registry: http://www.donotcall.gov/
- This is the simplest, most essential thing everyone should do: removes your phone number from almost all telemarketer and robocall lists. There are some exceptions like surveys (after all, no politician’s going to let you opt-out of polling).
Direct Marketing Association’s MPS: http://www.dmachoice.org/
- Another biggie: DMA’s Mail Preference Service can greatly reduce mail circulars, etc for 5 years. You can also opt-out of a lot of spam email here.
Insurance and credit-card offers: https://www.optoutprescreen.com
- Does what it says: most of this stuff comes to you courtesy of data sold by the big credit-reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, etc). Opt-out 5 years via web form, or permanently if you mail something in.