Unsolicited sexually explicit mail

Companies dealing in pornography do "blanket" mailings from mailing lists they buy from many sources including lists from credit cards, magazines, driver’s license bureaus, and other such sources.

Request an official investigation from postmaster. Whenever you receive unsolicited sexually oriented material by mail, you should take the offending material to your local post office and ask them to initiate an investigation for possible violations of the Federal Obscene Mails Law (U.S.Code Title 18, Section 1461), which prohibits both the sending of obscene material and ads for obscene material. Tell the postmaster that you would like to know the results of the investigation and that you will contact him/her again about the matter. Obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment and the postal inspectors cannot determine if the advertised material is obscene unless it is inspected.U. S. Code Title 39, Section 3010 requires that the words "Sexually Oriented Ad" appear either on the exterior envelope of a mailing piece or a sealed interior envelope that contains the sexual material. If no such words appear, you should point this out to your local post office and ask them to investigate the mailer.

Whenever you receive unsolicited sexually oriented material by mail, you should take the offending material to your local post office and ask them to initiate an investigation for possible violations of the Federal Obscene Mails Law (U.S.Code Title 18, Section 1461), which prohibits both the sending of obscene material and ads for obscene material. Tell the postmaster that you would like to know the results of the investigation and that you will contact him/her again about the matter. Obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment and the postal inspectors cannot determine if the advertised material is obscene unless it is inspected.U. S. Code Title 39, Section 3010 requires that the words "Sexually Oriented Ad" appear either on the exterior envelope of a mailing piece or a sealed interior envelope that contains the sexual material. If no such words appear, you should point this out to your local post office and ask them to investigate the mailer.

How to Stop Pandering Advertisements. Request and fill out Postal Form PS 1500 that forbids a particular sender of a "pandering advertisement" from sending further mailings of such material to you. The term "pandering advertisement" is defined as an "advertisement which offers for sale matter which the addressee in his or her sole discretion believes to be erotically arousing or sexually provocative."

Request and fill out Postal Form PS 1500 that forbids a particular sender of a "pandering advertisement" from sending further mailings of such material to you. The term "pandering advertisement" is defined as an "advertisement which offers for sale matter which the addressee in his or her sole discretion believes to be erotically arousing or sexually provocative."

How to Stop Sexually Oriented Advertisements. Postal Form PS 1500 will also add your name to the list of persons who do not want to receive "sexually oriented advertisements" – defined to mean "any advertisement that depicts, in actual or simulated form, or explicitly describes, in a predominantly sexual context, human genitalia, any act of natural or unnatural sexual intercourse, any act of sadism or masochism, or any other erotic subject directly related to the foregoing." The law states that "material otherwise within the definition of this subsection shall be deemed to not constitute a ‘sexually oriented advertisement’ if it constitutes only a small and insignificant part of the whole of a single catalogue, book, periodical, or other work the remainder of which is not primarily devoted to sexual matters."

Postal Form PS 1500 will also add your name to the list of persons who do not want to receive "sexually oriented advertisements" – defined to mean "any advertisement that depicts, in actual or simulated form, or explicitly describes, in a predominantly sexual context, human genitalia, any act of natural or unnatural sexual intercourse, any act of sadism or masochism, or any other erotic subject directly related to the foregoing." The law states that "material otherwise within the definition of this subsection shall be deemed to not constitute a ‘sexually oriented advertisement’ if it constitutes only a small and insignificant part of the whole of a single catalogue, book, periodical, or other work the remainder of which is not primarily devoted to sexual matters."

A last resort. You can send a brief letter of complaint to the following address:Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, U. S. Justice Department, Criminal Division, 10th & Constitution NW, Washington, DC 20530. Make sure you include the name and address of the mailer and the address of the post office where you made the complaint and turned over the material in question. You should also point out that you are concerned about the effect of mail porn on children and law-abiding citizens and want the Obscene Mails Statute enforced against violators. Portions excerpted from Morality in Media

You can send a brief letter of complaint to the following address:Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, U. S. Justice Department, Criminal Division, 10th & Constitution NW, Washington, DC 20530. Make sure you include the name and address of the mailer and the address of the post office where you made the complaint and turned over the material in question. You should also point out that you are concerned about the effect of mail porn on children and law-abiding citizens and want the Obscene Mails Statute enforced against violators.