At Last, You Can Send the Yellow Pages to Hell

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At bloody last, now you can opt-out of delivery of those useless volumes of bound dead trees and CO2 known as the Yellow Pages. I would rather kill them all, but this is a step in the right direction.

The Yellow Pages Association has decided it's time stop pissing off most people with their stupid publication. They have opened a new site called National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt-Out Site, which contains some useless sections as "Download Our Sustainability Report" (should be called We are a total waste), "How to Recycle your Yellow Pages Directory" (just don't make us recycle this crap), and "The Yellow Pages Directory Facts" (fact: nobody cares).

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Illustration for article titled At Last, You Can Send the Yellow Pages to Hell

Actually, the only section you should care about is the opt-out one, which is the only thing that makes sense in an age where you can use internet—even to use the Yellow Pages themselves. So go it, enter your zip code and fill out the registration form. I know, even opting-out of the Yellow Pages is annoying, but it's better than actually receiving them. To avoid any potential spam, I recommend you to create a mail account just for registration—say, fuckyouyellowpages12345@gmail.com. Or just use 10minutemail.com to get a temporary mail account.

Don't forget to pass this around. If a few million people opt-out, perhaps that will send a definitive message that we don't care about this obsolete book that not even the hipsters want in their homes. Go here to opt-out now.

Update: The site appears to be failing because of the demand, so keep trying.

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DreamTheEndless
DreamTheEndless

Just a reminder about the + feature of gmail -

You can add info to your email address any time you want for identifying and segregating spam anytime you want.

Let's say your email address is:

YourEmailAddress@gmail.com

If you stick in a + sign after your address but before the @ you can include whatever else you want - like this:

YourEmailAddress+YellowPagesOptOut@gmail.com and it will still go to your inbox. If yellow pages then uses or sells your email address, you will be able to tell that the new spam you are getting came from them and then make a rule that sends it all to the trash automagically.