The Mailing Preferences Services (MPS) is a free service. The MPS runs a consumer file, which registers consumers who wish to limit the amount of direct mail they receive. Registering with MPS will stop most unsolicited direct mail from firms based in the United Kingdom addressed to individuals and delivered by post to their home address. The MPS cannot stop unaddressed leaflets, items addressed to the Occupier or householder or a business, free newspapers, inserts in magazines or bills and small local mailings.
Direct mail from companies with which clients have done business or charities to which they have donated in the past will continue to be delivered. If this mail is no longer required, it can be stopped by the client contacting the company or charity directly.