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The people we bought from still have mail sent here, plus some random dude they knew as well (who had no fixed address.) There's so much mail that comes, I bought a stamp that says "Return to sender. Not at this address." It's has a satisfying chunk sound when I push it. Cross out the address, scratch out the barcode, and back in the mailbox.
What sort of mail?
Here's the one I got from Amazon.
Went through half a year's worth of mail in a few minutes and chucked them all at the AusPost mailbox one block away.
Beats writing and saves my wrists.
I bought this stamp because I get mail for previous tenants 6 years into me living here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D4P5PQG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I put the mail back in the outbound slot of the locker mailbox, and it ends up back in my mailbox.
Not exactly unethical, but I've been dealing with a similar situation.
Put a post-it or index card in your mailbox that'll be visible from the mail truck and list all acceptable recipient names. Some carriers will sift through your incoming mail and filter what gets put in accordingly. Otherwise, it depends on what you're receiving.
First Class: buy a Not at this Address rubber stamp, stamp the front of any such mail, sharpie horizontally over any barcodes, and put it with outgoing mail. This ought to trigger a mail forward if a forwarding order is active. Otherwise, it'll bounce and get returned to them. If they don't get the hint, complain to USPS and ask for Form 3575-Z (Employee-Generated Change of Address) to be filled out.
Marketing/Standard: If delivery is refused for these, it gets thrown into a bin for Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail and recycled. Save your carrier the hassle and toss it in your own recycling/trash. If you'd rather not be bothered, contact the sender, and ask to have your address removed or otherwise flagged as invalid. Sometimes this means having to get on the phone and sit through customer service phone trees. If submitting a removal request via e-mail, sign up for Informed Delivery and include a copy of the envelope image for reference. Some companies also have Do Not Mail forms on their websites you can submit to opt out of mail.
Our seller only talks to us through her realtor. He gets lots of government notices, taxes etc. but never responded to us.
Used this stamp to mark Return to sender. The volume has decreased noticeably.
ExcelMark A2359 Self-Inking... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4P5PQG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I had this issue when I bought my first house
So I bought a stamp similar to this
Then I'd just stamp the letter and use on of those large binder clips to clip it to the mailbox for the letter carrier to retrieve the next day. Stamping and sending it back was the simplest option even if it cost me a few bucks for the stamp
Also, if there is a USPS barcode on the envelope, just mark through it when you are stamping the letter.
Talk to the post office. You can also just write return to sender on all of the mail of hers since she no longer lives there. Here is a stamp to help you out. All of the important mail will have - return service requested.
Once you get through the bulk, (you can bring it back to the Post Office) you can just leave the one or two at a time in your mailbox to be picked up by the carrier.
Just block her on the phone. Change locks and the garage door remote code.
Get this: ExcelMark A2359 Self-Inking Rubber Stamp - Return to Sender Not at This Address
I leave mine in the mailbox, it handles hot and cold just fine. Now anything that comes in for someone else, "resident" or outright spam gets a stamp (or 12) and put in to outgoing mail.
Eventually they stop sending things to you because it costs them to get it back.
OP - buy one of these, and use it for all nmoms mail that comes to your address. Speak to an attorney (many will do a free consult) and prepare for her behavior to escalate.
We have a “Return to sender not at address” stamp: ExcelMark A2359 Self-Inking Rubber Stamp - Return to Sender Not at This Address https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4P5PQG/
This, plus if you can put a note on tape inside the mailbox of who lives there is helpful and reduces mail a lot.
Amazon, where else?
I've had my house for nearly 8 years and still get mail for folks who've not lived there in 20 years. I even recently got a sympathy card on the occasion of the death of the daughter of someone who lived there 15+ years ago. It'll never end. There's no way to completely avoid getting mail not meant for you unless you are the first person to live at an address and curse the people who live there after you!
What's worked reasonably well for me is this "RETURN TO SENDER / NO LONGER AT THIS ADDRESS" stamp. Stamp it a few times on each side of the envelope and drop it off at a mailbox. I've gotten a few back even with the stampings, so I tend to also write the date I received it each time I receive it on the back of the envelope. If I receive a piece of mail more than three times, I'll shred it unopened if it was "presorted standard" or take it to the post office and deal with a human. Always be nice, because it's not the clerk's fault!
Piggybacking off this, just stamp the shit out of it with this and they will eventually just toss it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4P5PQG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Fo7rDb6MCHR7Z
Just send your stepmom one of these.
NTA. I got so much of the previous tenant's mail I got a stamp for it:
This is awesome. But for anyone else that likes this idea and doesn't want to go to the effort I was able to find one on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ExcelMark-Return-Sender-Address-Inking/dp/B07D4P5PQG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa