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Options for dealing with "Alive," the Catholic spam paper?

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    Registered Users Posts: 48 ✭✭✭ flanagain


    I keep receiving it. I have a "no junk mail" sign on my mailbox and I've written to them twice asking them to stop sending it to me but they keep sending it. It's technically not advertising so I can't complain through the IDMA or the ASAI.

    How do you stop a paper from delivering itself to your house every month?
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  • It's almost guaranteed it's some busybody aul wan from the local church going round delivering it.
    Catch her in the neighbourhood and tell her where to shove it. Or better yet, ask her if she actually reads it and believes the guff in it, and if she says yes tell her she should be ashamed of herself.




  • This may not work, but it's bound to annoy them more than Alive annoys you

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=66640754&postcount=21




  • stimpson wrote: »
    This may not work, but it's bound to annoy them more than Alive annoys you

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=66640754&postcount=21

    Hahaha, thanks for linking me to that thread. I googled "alive paper spam" and boards didn't show up. I've no problem with them believing what they want to believe but I'd just rather not have to confront it once a month. It's such drivel.




  • I actually had a notice saying "no copies of Alive" on my letterbox in a previous house. Most people assumed it was a no junk mail sign and I got virtually nothing.

    The "just don't read it" argument doesn't hold as they sell their ads on the basis of amount printed/distributed.




  • Sure, it's free fire lighting material!

    Seriously though, spamming of this stuff is getting out of hand. The supermarket special offer leaflets wreck my head. we get 3 or 4 of the same leaflet stuffed in each time. Obs it's a young local getting paid to distribute them, and he / she doesn't want to go miles dishing them out


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  • gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Sure, it's free fire lighting material!

    Seriously though, spamming of this stuff is getting out of hand. The supermarket special offer leaflets wreck my head. we get 3 or 4 of the same leaflet stuffed in each time. Obs it's a young local getting paid to distribute them, and he / she doesn't want to go miles dishing them out

    I wrote to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CC asking them for advice. They were helpful in their response and checked to see if it could be classed as litter (it can't). The data protection act also only covers papers specifically addressed to me so she said to try filling out the IDMA's online form instead. I highly doubt Alive is registered with them but at least it might stop the other crap that keeps coming through the door.

    I might have to take your advice and just start the fire with it.

    Personally, I think freedom to proselytise should stop at people's garden gates.


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