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Informed Delivery: A sneak peek at incoming USPS mail

A little while ago I read a tweet that talked about USPS mail and it’s ratio of usefulness. It read:

Snail mail is the worst.

99% is spam. A waste of paper, delivery gas, and attention.

1% is IF YOU DIDN’T OPEN THIS YOU WILL GO TO PRISON.

While I’m not sure on the percentages, it did make me laugh.

Did you know you can sign up for a free service from USPS called Informed Delivery and it will scan each of your incoming mail pieces and will email it to you the night before delivery. That way, you know which pieces of mail will be arriving and how quickly you need to head to the mailbox.

If you don’t like emails, there is also an app specifically built for the service. 

To receive the emails, it’s a simple signup on the USPS site. Within a couple days, you’ll start receiving emails. If there are any pieces of email that can’t be scanned, the message will notify you of that as well.

Speaking of “go to prison” letters, did you notice that the screenshot in this post includes a jury summons for Candace? It came the first day we opted-in for the service. It was a slow walk to the mailbox the next day.