Citizens Curb Unwanted Catalogs and Junk Mail Using New Web Service;

For Each New User StopTheJunkMail.com Plants a Tree to Help Reduce

Global Warming



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from StopTheJunkMail.com

    DENVER, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a Web site that benefits every
 American with a mailbox, serves the environment and makes bulk mail solicitors
 more efficient at what they do.  What may sound like fiction, veteran Web
 entrepreneur and lawyer, Michael Kranitz, turned into reality with the launch
 of StopTheJunkMail.com.
     StopTheJunkMail.com empowers individuals and organizations to painlessly
 remove themselves from individual catalog and bulk mailing lists in less than
 five minutes -- all from a single Web site.  Through a partnership with
 century-old, nonprofit, AMERICAN FORESTS, StopTheJunkMail.com will not only
 relieve tons of paper from its users' mail boxes (and garbage cans), but it
 will also plant a tree for every new subscriber to the service.
     "This Web site is an easy-to-use service that helps bulk mail publishers
 more efficiently distribute their materials, while benefiting citizens and our
 environment," says StopTheJunkMail.com founder, Michael Kranitz.  "The site's
 catalog service allows users to block unwanted catalogs while the junk mail
 service gets unwanted coupon packs, local advertising bundles and other
 unsolicited junk mail out of its users' mailboxes."
 
     Empowering Citizens to Help Reduce Global Warming
     By planting a tree for every subscriber, the site gives ordinary citizens
 a powerful weapon against global warming.  Scientists agree that planting
 trees is an extremely effective way to reduce carbon dioxide from the
 atmosphere.  A single acre of forest can soak up more than five tons of carbon
 dioxide per year.
     "Although the United States is home to only 4 percent of the world's
 population, we account for 25 percent of the world's carbon dioxide
 emissions," says Kranitz.  "That is why we have joined AMERICAN FORESTS in
 their Global ReLeaf restoration project."
     "By contributing trees to our Global ReLeaf restoration effort,
 StopTheJunkMail.com and its members are showing their commitment to the
 environment and working to improve the health of the planet for generations to
 come," said Steven Walsh, Director of Corporate Development for AMERICAN
 FORESTS, the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the United States.
 
     One Year of Unlimited Use and Unlimited Selection
     Citizens can join the StopTheJunkMail service by contributing ten dollars
 for a one-year, unlimited-use membership.  Because a variety of catalogs and
 other junk mail come at different times of the year, the site allows users to
 return as many times as they wish during their membership and cancel as much
 unwanted mail as they want.
     The site has a robust database comprised of more than 4,000 popular
 catalogs and mass mail marketers, all searchable by name.  Within 24 hours
 after users select the bulk mail they wish to stop receiving, StopTheJunkMail
 serves a legal notice on each publisher demanding they remove the user from
 the company's mailing list pursuant to U.S. statutes and Supreme Court case
 law.
     "With just a few mouse clicks, StopTheJunkMail members can effectively
 remove themselves from specific catalogs and bulk mail lists in a matter of
 minutes.  The service also helps establish more efficient bulk mailing
 practices," says Kranitz.  "Our service enables catalog companies and bulk
 mail advertisers to conserve natural resources by more efficiently targeting
 customers.  It's great for users, the environment and the bulk mail publishers
 themselves."
 
     StopTheJunkMail.com
     StopTheJunkMail.com is a Web site dedicated to providing consumers with
 the most convenient and cost-effective way to remove themselves from the
 mailing lists of unwanted catalogs.  Launched in Spring 2001, the site is
 another creation of Kranitz Enterprises, Inc., which most recently created and
 sold a cache of consumer car-buying sites to Microsoft's Carpoint.  Kranitz
 Enterprises, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado, has been building award-winning
 Web sites and software since 1992.
 
     AMERICAN FORESTS
     AMERICAN FORESTS, founded in 1875, is the oldest national nonprofit
 citizen conservation organization.  Its three Centers -- Global ReLeaf, Urban
 Forest, and Forest Policy -- mobilize people around the world to improve the
 environment by planting and caring for trees.  AMERICAN FORESTS publishes
 American Forests magazine and can be found on the Internet at
 www.americanforests.org.
 
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SOURCE StopTheJunkMail.com
    DENVER, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a Web site that benefits every
 American with a mailbox, serves the environment and makes bulk mail solicitors
 more efficient at what they do.  What may sound like fiction, veteran Web
 entrepreneur and lawyer, Michael Kranitz, turned into reality with the launch
 of StopTheJunkMail.com.
     StopTheJunkMail.com empowers individuals and organizations to painlessly
 remove themselves from individual catalog and bulk mailing lists in less than
 five minutes -- all from a single Web site.  Through a partnership with
 century-old, nonprofit, AMERICAN FORESTS, StopTheJunkMail.com will not only
 relieve tons of paper from its users' mail boxes (and garbage cans), but it
 will also plant a tree for every new subscriber to the service.
     "This Web site is an easy-to-use service that helps bulk mail publishers
 more efficiently distribute their materials, while benefiting citizens and our
 environment," says StopTheJunkMail.com founder, Michael Kranitz.  "The site's
 catalog service allows users to block unwanted catalogs while the junk mail
 service gets unwanted coupon packs, local advertising bundles and other
 unsolicited junk mail out of its users' mailboxes."
 
     Empowering Citizens to Help Reduce Global Warming
     By planting a tree for every subscriber, the site gives ordinary citizens
 a powerful weapon against global warming.  Scientists agree that planting
 trees is an extremely effective way to reduce carbon dioxide from the
 atmosphere.  A single acre of forest can soak up more than five tons of carbon
 dioxide per year.
     "Although the United States is home to only 4 percent of the world's
 population, we account for 25 percent of the world's carbon dioxide
 emissions," says Kranitz.  "That is why we have joined AMERICAN FORESTS in
 their Global ReLeaf restoration project."
     "By contributing trees to our Global ReLeaf restoration effort,
 StopTheJunkMail.com and its members are showing their commitment to the
 environment and working to improve the health of the planet for generations to
 come," said Steven Walsh, Director of Corporate Development for AMERICAN
 FORESTS, the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the United States.
 
     One Year of Unlimited Use and Unlimited Selection
     Citizens can join the StopTheJunkMail service by contributing ten dollars
 for a one-year, unlimited-use membership.  Because a variety of catalogs and
 other junk mail come at different times of the year, the site allows users to
 return as many times as they wish during their membership and cancel as much
 unwanted mail as they want.
     The site has a robust database comprised of more than 4,000 popular
 catalogs and mass mail marketers, all searchable by name.  Within 24 hours
 after users select the bulk mail they wish to stop receiving, StopTheJunkMail
 serves a legal notice on each publisher demanding they remove the user from
 the company's mailing list pursuant to U.S. statutes and Supreme Court case
 law.
     "With just a few mouse clicks, StopTheJunkMail members can effectively
 remove themselves from specific catalogs and bulk mail lists in a matter of
 minutes.  The service also helps establish more efficient bulk mailing
 practices," says Kranitz.  "Our service enables catalog companies and bulk
 mail advertisers to conserve natural resources by more efficiently targeting
 customers.  It's great for users, the environment and the bulk mail publishers
 themselves."
 
     StopTheJunkMail.com
     StopTheJunkMail.com is a Web site dedicated to providing consumers with
 the most convenient and cost-effective way to remove themselves from the
 mailing lists of unwanted catalogs.  Launched in Spring 2001, the site is
 another creation of Kranitz Enterprises, Inc., which most recently created and
 sold a cache of consumer car-buying sites to Microsoft's Carpoint.  Kranitz
 Enterprises, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado, has been building award-winning
 Web sites and software since 1992.
 
     AMERICAN FORESTS
     AMERICAN FORESTS, founded in 1875, is the oldest national nonprofit
 citizen conservation organization.  Its three Centers -- Global ReLeaf, Urban
 Forest, and Forest Policy -- mobilize people around the world to improve the
 environment by planting and caring for trees.  AMERICAN FORESTS publishes
 American Forests magazine and can be found on the Internet at
 www.americanforests.org.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X78527622
 
 SOURCE  StopTheJunkMail.com