PaperKarma - Stop Junk Mail

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About this app

Empty your recycling bin for good(!) and stop unsolicited postal snail mail with the PaperKarma stop junk mail app.

Simply snap a picture to unsubscribe from bulky catalogs, credit card offers and unwanted paper mail delivered to your home address. Reduce clutter, save time and simplify your life!

Are you still receiving junk mail addressed to previous owners or tenants? No problem! PaperKarma allows you to add all the name /address combinations under which you receive physical postal mail.

Take a step toward protecting your privacy while also helping the environment. Each year 77+ billion pieces of unwanted mail overfill US mailboxes, with 44% of these direct mailings ending up in trash landfills (unopened!). The USPS drives over 1.4 billion miles (56,220 laps around Earth) to deliver these ads.

With PaperKarma, you hold the power to reduce your carbon footprint and prevent direct marketing mail from being printed in your name in the first place:

• Simply open the app and snap a pic of the offending junk mail

• We apply some magic to automatically identify and recognize the mailer

• Simply confirm your choice and we work behind the scenes to unsubscribe you. Boom!

That’s it. It’s that easy.

PaperKarma works on most junk mail including the leading national brands and direct mailers: All State, American Airlines AAdvantage, American Express (AmEx), AT&T /Uverse /DirecTV, Capital One, Discover Card, Farmers, Geico, Money Mailer, Retail Me Not, Restoration Hardware (RH), State Farm, United Mileage Plus, Valpak, Wayfair, Xfinity and 100,000+ more national and local mailers, charities, non-profits and organizations.

As the largest "Do Not Mail" registry and directory in the USA, PaperKarma can help stop 90+% of all physical junk mail you receive. We vet, verify and add 100+ new mailers suggested by our users every single day.

PaperKarma has been featured on ABC, CBS, The New York Times, NBC's The Today Show, LifeHacker, TechCrunch, and more. PaperKarma was featured by both Apple and Google on EarthDay 2019.


In-app purchase subscription required to use the PaperKarma app beyond the free trial. All users are granted 4 free requests to unsubscribe from postal junk mail, and will be prompted to choose a subscription plan when submitting their fifth request. Subscription plan options include a recurring monthly plan, a 6 month plan, or a yearly plan. We are now offering a Lifetime Plan also, which is a 1-time purchase for lifetime access to the PaperKarma app (unlimited unsubscribe requests).

- Subscription options: monthly subscription, 6 months subscription, or a yearly subscription.

- Lifetime Plan which is a 1-time purchase for lifetime access to the PaperKarma app (unlimited unsubscribe requests)

- All subscriptions allow for sending unlimited opt-out requests to all entities in PaperKarma's extensive proprietary database of known direct marketers, for the duration of the subscription.

- 6 months, yearly and Lifetime plans allow users to add new mailers to the database. Our team researches and contacts these mailers to opt you out.

- Payment will be charged to Google Play at confirmation of purchase

- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off prior to the end of the current period. This is valid for all plans except the Lifetime Plan.

- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period

- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and the auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Google Play Account Settings

- PaperKarma's Terms of Use can be visited at

- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to PaperKarma.
Updated on
Dec 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

5.5K reviews
Wayne Parker
February 7, 2024
I recently became a PaperKarma user, after reading about it in an article on how to cut down on junk mail. It is an amazing, simple tool, just as described by other reviewers. I would love to see use of this app go viral, from hundreds of thousands to many millions of users, because it empowers each of us to easily shut off the waste and environmental degradation of junk mail, by a simple process that takes only moments. I started with a monthly subscription - now I'm a lifetime member.
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Ryan Terry
November 7, 2023
The unsubscribe service itself seems to work well, but this app has never once auto detected the company upon taking a photo of the mailer, so this part feels like a total waste of time. I always have to input the name manually, after waiting several seconds for the photo to be "scanned", so the convenience of this paid service isn't quite what it claims to be.
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December 29, 2023
Hi Ryan, we had some issues with photo recognition which we have now resolved. Please make sure to update your app and to hone in the camera as best you can to take a picture of the mailer logo or return address, as opposed to the entire mail piece (the more text and images that are captured, the higher the probability recognition is impacted.
Katie Carlson
August 5, 2020
I can't take a picture through the app, I have to take a pic from my camera, and upload from my images (then go back & delete). If I try to take a pic in the app, it just closes itself. Not sure yet if it even works because the trial is so short. It takes a few mailing cycles to process the request but the free trial ends after only a few unsubscribes. I would rather have in-app ads and have the app be free, than pay for something that doesn't function properly or that I can't even prove works.
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August 5, 2020
Hey Katie, I'm so sorry to hear about this bug with the in-app camera crashing the app. Our developers are investigating. We realize an ad supported model would be desireable for some customers, but the whole point of our app is to get rid of unwanted ads. This is why we offer a subscription where you can rest assured we don't sell your data.

What's new

We’ve added thousands(!) of new mailers you can now opt out from, including national, regional & local mailers. Speed improvements and performance enhancements