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Old 11.10.2018, 22:59
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ah..mr postman

told you mate to stop spamming my mailbox with junk, great, no more junk.

but..sneaky "mandatory" newspapers with advertisements leaflets hidden inside of it, not cool man.stop it now
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Old 11.10.2018, 23:02
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Just stick on you letter box a sticker below and problem will be solved in few days
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Old 12.10.2018, 07:21
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Just stick on you letter box a sticker below and problem will be solved in few days
No that does not stop it. These are mandatory papers and they are allowed to put advertising inside.
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Old 12.10.2018, 09:13
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No that does not stop it. These are mandatory papers and they are allowed to put advertising inside.
And even then - with that sign - you will still get the pizza flyers, ads for fitness studios, how to sell old gold, to sell your car.........
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told you mate to stop spamming my mailbox with junk, great, no more junk.

but..sneaky "mandatory" newspapers with advertisements leaflets hidden inside of it, not cool man.stop it now
If it's random stuff which doesn't have your name and address on it, it's unlikely to be the postie.
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And even then - with that sign - you will still get the pizza flyers, ads for fitness studios, how to sell old gold, to sell your car.........
Yes. But such stuff comes from private not from postie
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Old 12.10.2018, 09:24
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Since we’ve moved places we are getting much less junk mail and just regular letters. We tried few days without Keine Werbung and immediately were overwhelmed by vast content.

Private advertisers stick inside the pigeon hole from time to time their business cards where to sell cars or charity envelopes.

No true solution as we are part of the community and like it or not they will make you being well informed
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Old 12.10.2018, 09:37
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Since we’ve moved places we are getting much less junk mail and just regular letters. We tried few days without Keine Werbung and immediately were overwhelmed by vast content.

Private advertisers stick inside the pigeon hole from time to time their business cards where to sell cars or charity envelopes.

No true solution as we are part of the community and like it or not they will make you being well informed
haha, i live in one of the most remote villages in BL! hidden deep away in the mountains! the eternal postman menace! my first week of moving in i got close to a kilo of ads, but its been greatly reduced since my chat whit him
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Old 12.10.2018, 09:38
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No that does not stop it. These are mandatory papers and they are allowed to put advertising inside.
what makes these newspapers mandatory anyway? seems funny
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Old 12.10.2018, 09:40
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haha, i live in one of the most remote villages in BL! hidden deep away in the mountains! the eternal postman menace! my first week of moving in i got close to a kilo of ads, but its been greatly reduced since my chat whit him
Friendly chat is not always a solution. There are better ways to deal with, but you must be ready to collect the mail from the headquarters by yourself then
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Old 12.10.2018, 10:04
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what makes these newspapers mandatory anyway?
Political stuff.

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Old 12.10.2018, 10:09
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what makes these newspapers mandatory anyway? seems funny
They're usually the local freebie. It also contains information of planning applications, duty pharmacy opening times for that rotation, and other local essential information.

Switzerland's not unusual in freebie local newspapers, either. I think there are many places where the local authorities are duty bound to ensure the local area is up to date.

Yes you can find it all on the internet but the newspaper is delivered to your mailbox.

Plus it works perfectly to soak up bin-goo at the bottom of the bag when you're finished with it...
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Just stick on you letter box a sticker below and problem will be solved in few days
That doesnt work... on our PRIVATE ENCLOSED ENTRANCE BUILDING, we have METAL ONES, EVERY SINGLE MAILBOX saying NO MORE SPAM, and yet, we still get it...
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Old 12.10.2018, 10:26
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Political stuff.
...plus they pay the post for the distribution. So in principal the same as a letter.
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what makes these newspapers mandatory anyway? seems funny
For example, when you renovate your flat, it is mandatory to make the works public, and it goes on the local newspaper. It is a mandatory step to have the final approval from the Gemeinde, at least in BL, as we had to do just that.
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If it's random stuff which doesn't have your name and address on it, it's unlikely to be the postie.

Wrong.

I recently had the Post hold my mail for several weeks while I travelled.

In my mind, most of these ads and leaflets were getting placed in my box by independent delivery folks, doing their rounds. But when I returned, there was not one single item in my mailbox. The stack of mail I collected from the post office included all the crap along with it. The Post was doing the lot! All my spam, coming past the "Bitte keine Werbung" plate on the mailbox, was due to the Post.

This is pretty upsetting stuff. I don't want to sound dramatic but does anyone still think this country has a future?

(It was the first time I'd got round to doing this, and it was motivated by having missed signed-for letters in the past).
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The Post was doing the lot! All my spam, coming past the "Bitte keine Werbung" plate on the mailbox, was due to the Post.

This is pretty upsetting stuff. I don't want to sound dramatic but does anyone still think this country has a future?


I have had my post withheld plenty of times and never had spam in there when I got it back. A pizza etc leaflet has no postage stamp on it so I highly doubt that it would be delivered by the post for free, it is more likely delivered by guys paid to walk around neighbourhoods putting them in postboxes.
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Old 12.10.2018, 13:00
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Wrong.

I recently had the Post hold my mail for several weeks while I travelled.

In my mind, most of these ads and leaflets were getting placed in my box by independent delivery folks, doing their rounds. But when I returned, there was not one single item in my mailbox. The stack of mail I collected from the post office included all the crap along with it. The Post was doing the lot! All my spam, coming past the "Bitte keine Werbung" plate on the mailbox, was due to the Post.

This is pretty upsetting stuff. I don't want to sound dramatic but does anyone still think this country has a future?

(It was the first time I'd got round to doing this, and it was motivated by having missed signed-for letters in the past).
Maybe it depends on the area. I've caught randomers leafleting all the mailboxes with leaflets, business cards and other shite so they are certainly actively marketing their own stuff. Perhaps they can also outsource their spamming to the post office in your area.

Our area even has little scrotes occasionally delivering lit fireworks into mailboxes so YMMV...
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Re: ah..mr postman

I get the Zugerpresse weekly. It comes with bunch of flyers and other stuff I don't like. Lot of paper. I prefer to read news online, so I just filled out the "Zustellstop" on their page: http://www.zugerpresse.ch/content/zustellung/

Let's see if that works
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