Dell is one of the world’s largest tech companies, in business since 1984. While it has established itself as a trusted name in home computing, it also has a reputation for sending out a lot of junk mail, mainly unwanted catalogs.
In addition to catalogs, Dell marketing mail also comes in the form of mass emails, robocalls, or spam texts. If you’re already receiving too much of this junk mail from Dell, the good news is it’s easy enough to unsubscribe from their mailing lists.
How to unsubscribe from Dell’s mailing lists
Dell appears to understand that sometimes junk mail simply gets to be too much. As a result, they’ve designed an easy-to-use opt-out process online you can use to remove yourself. To formally opt out of their mailing list, simply go to Dell’s “List Removal” website page, select the type of marketing you want to stop receiving, and enter your first and last name.
How long it takes to stop receiving catalogs from Dell
Generally, it takes between 4 and 6 weeks for your information to be fully removed from Dell’s direct mail list. It only takes 10 days to opt out of Dell’s email marketing.
Now, keep in mind, you might still receive junk mail and catalogs from Dell during this period, as marketing mailings tend to be planned weeks in advance.
Also remember, if you’re a Dell customer, they’ll still be contacting you regarding your accounts.
What to do if catalogs from Dell keep coming after opting out
If you formally opted out of Dell’s mailing list through their website, but are still receiving consistent junk mail after 6 weeks, follow these steps:
Return it. Dell mail tends to have return addresses, so write “Refused: Return to Sender” on the envelope and mail it back.
Make a formal complaint direct-by-phone to Dell Customer Service. Contact information can be found here.
Pay $2 and subscribe to DMAchoice to further manage and filter the types of junk mail you receive.
You can also try to process an opt out from Dell’s mailing list via CatalogChoice, to make sure the process is done right.
How to stay off Dell’s mailing list after unsubscribing
Most importantly, never consent to receive marketing material when or if you interact with Dell in the future. If you make a purchase from Dell, for example, be sure to read terms and conditions to find out whether or not Dell keeps your information for marketing purposes.
The reality is, companies like Dell often acquire your marketing data through third-party intermediaries called data brokers. So, even if you don’t knowingly share your data with Dell, there’s still a chance you could receive junk mail from them at some point down the line.
If you want to stop receiving junk mail for good, from Dell as well as other organizations, you need to remove your personal information from data-broker sites.
Although it’s possible to do this on your own, you have to opt out of each data-broker site holding your information individually. With over 500 data brokers in operation in the U.S. at any given time, this can take up hours, even days or weeks, of your time.
Alternatively, you can let DeleteMe do it for you. We’ve helped millions of customers remove their personal data from data-broker sites by opting out on their behalf. We continue to monitor these databases to make sure that data stays safe and secure.
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