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Someday you may open your mailbox and find a lingerie or sex toy catalog that leaves very little to the imagination, or an advertisement from an X-rated video mail order house. You may feel angered that someone would violate your privacy by mailing such an ad--especially if you have young children at home.

If you wish the Postal Service to place your name and/or those of your minor children on a list of persons who do not want to receive unsolicited sexually oriented advertisements through the mail, just complete Form 1500, Application for Listing and/or Prohibitory Order. The form is available at your local post office. After completing the form, you may submit it to any postal manager or mail it directly to:

PO BOX 1500
NEW YORK NY 10008-1500

When your application has been processed, you will be notified of the effective date of your protected status. You will also be advised at that time how to report any violation. Thirty days after your protection begins, any mailer who sends you sexually oriented advertisements may be subject to civil and criminal sanctions. Your name will remain on the list for five years, unless you ask to have it removed. At the end of five years, you must file again to have your name reinstated.













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