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What was the business that let actors use their address to receive mail?

I am half remembering an interesting fact...please help me remember the whole thing. I seem to remember their was a business (a bar maybe, or a store chain?) that had a policy of allowing actors without a permanent address to receive mail at their business. I think it is/was a long tradition, can't remember if the business was related to theatre or not. Thanks!
posted by brbmaroon on Jan 4, 2016 - 3 answers

Landed in JFK without my keys. Does anybody deliver on a Sunday?

Be glad you are not me. :) I just landed at JFK without my apt keys. I'm going to stay with a friend or get a hotel tonight. There has GOT to be a service that can deliver the keys same-day Sunday, right? FedEx says no dice. (Courier service?) The keys are in Hilton Head, SC. Thank you! Worse things have happened to people, but goddamn I am an idiot.
posted by jessca84 on Dec 26, 2015 - 24 answers

Mail carrier hates us.

Our USPS mail carrier appears to have some problem with us, and it's fucking up our mail delivery in weird ways. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 16, 2015 - 22 answers

How to tell previous homeowners we are tired of holding their mail

My wife and I moved into our first home in March of this year. The previous homeowners asked if we could hold onto any mail addressed to them and put it in the mailbox around Friday of each week and they would come by and get it. Fast forward to today and we are still doing this for them. It's a bit tedious and frustrating to still have to do this and I'd like to find a way to politely find a way to get out of doing this - otherwise it feels like we may be doing this indefinitely. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on Nov 10, 2015 - 57 answers

Uniquely Canadian things to send my penpal?

I wish to send my dear Finnish penpal a bunch of cool things you can only buy in Canada (and maybe also stuff that may be sold elsewhere but is only really popular in Canada). What to send, MeFi? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 5, 2015 - 19 answers

Can you tell if a USPS package is Priority just by its tracking number?

I ordered a textbook on Amazon from a non-Prime seller (none of the Prime sellers had it in stock) and specified "expedited" shipping. The seller provided a USPS tracking number, but the estimated shipping time is longer than I had expected. Is there any way to ensure that this package was shipped via Priority Mail?
posted by Seeking Direction on Oct 29, 2015 - 14 answers

Current Kid's Magazines, physical copy edition?

When I was a kid, I got Ranger Rick and Dynamite and Highlights and Cricket and a bunch of other magazines in my name, and it was thrilling for me. Well, Christmas time is rolling around and I have a couple of new kids in my life, a girl age 5 and a boy age 8, and I'd like to get them actual physical magazine subscriptions because that's fun and exciting. What kids magazines actually still exist today as physical get-in-the-mail products? Im looking for a wide range of interests so I can work from a broad pool of possibilities.
posted by hippybear on Oct 11, 2015 - 16 answers

Can I Blame This on USPS Being Self-Funded?

I (an American) am trying to visit the Saiho-ji (Koke-dera) temple in Kyoto in November. It only accepts reservations by International Reply Coupon, which the USPS no longer sells as of 2013. What is the fastest and cheapest way for me to send a self-addressed stamped postcard or similar to Japan? Possible solutions, none of which are great: [more inside]
posted by Atrahasis on Sep 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Unified email - iCloud+Gmail+Gmail+more Gmail.

I need help and advice to go from software based email to a Web based (gmail?). Complications, multiple accounts, mobile configurations and the general worry that I need to get it right the first time. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Sep 17, 2015 - 13 answers

Is it possible to ship excess baggage from JFK airport?

Can I ship excess baggage to a US address from somewhere in JFK airport on a Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Aug 30, 2015 - 11 answers

How to stop an onslaught of junk mail after selling annuity

When I was in a pinch a couple of years ago I sold an annuity from a settlement. It worked out just fine, however, I guess I was put on some list that I had done this because after it was final I started receiving TONS and TONS of junk mail soliciting me to sell other annuities, etc. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Aug 27, 2015 - 5 answers

Equivalent of Baydin's Email Game, but for Apple Mail or for Outlook?

I use Baydin's Email Game (https://emailgame.baydin.com/) to process email. I just got a new job, and my new company is requiring me to use Outlook Express or Apple Mail instead of gmail. Baydin's website only works with gmail or with Google Apps. So I'm looking for some kind of plug-in or add-on for Express or Apple Mail that has similar functionality to the Email Game--especially a timer showing how long I've spent on each email. Does anybody know of anything like this?
posted by lotf629 on Aug 17, 2015 - 3 answers

PO Box Mystery

Can you help me solve the mystery of how my name became associated with my parents' PO Box? [more inside]
posted by Sibrax on Aug 6, 2015 - 11 answers

What travels faster: parcels or letters?

I'm shipping some stuff from Germany to the US. I have the choice of sending these items as letters or as parcels. I'm using DHL. Which option will be faster? [more inside]
posted by Too-Ticky on Aug 5, 2015 - 5 answers

A jury summons mess.

I was away for a bit, on vacation. During that time, a federal jury summons came in the mail (with no postmark date). I got it today, when I got my big pile of mail that arrived while I was gone. It wants me to report on Monday, July 27th. Monday, July 27th is my first day in a new role/new department at work and I cannot miss it. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Jul 23, 2015 - 26 answers

Who should my daughter send fan letters to?

Help me think of people/companies my daughter can send postal mail to that are likely to respond. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jul 6, 2015 - 20 answers

I need to ship an item from the Russian Federation to the UK...

Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
posted by davemee on Jun 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Best options for mail delivery while overseas?

My family and I will be living out of the US for 9 months (in Slovenia and Mexico). What options are there for dealing with mail? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Jun 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Submission service that will let me send a letter and a check?

I'm going to be sending out a lot of packages this summer that include a document and a check. I can use online bill pay to send a check and Mail-A-Letter or other services to send documents. Is there a service that does both? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Apr 17, 2015 - 1 answer

My neighbor probably stole a package from us. What to do?

My partner ordered an item through the US Postal Service. He received an immediate text when it was delivered yesterday, but when he stepped outside to get it there was nothing there. [more inside]
posted by tivalasvegas on Apr 14, 2015 - 23 answers

A quick way to record which mail packs have been dispatched for postal?

Using the traditional postal service, I would like to sent out a 1000 mail packs. I would really like to be able to easily record which mail packs have been sent out on a particular week. Ideally, this system would also prevent duplicates being sent out. [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Apr 2, 2015 - 6 answers

Can I shirk my duty?

I have to mail a large number of packages containing electronic devices, say printers, to a few dozen military sites overseas. If I am shipping to a foreign Air/Army Post Office (APO) or a Fleet Post Office (FPO) on a US Military Base, do I have to pay customs duties and taxes on those goods? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Mar 24, 2015 - 9 answers

Help dealing with USPS and recurring lost mail

USPS has lost four packages of mine in the last three months without a trace. Each was handed to my mail carrier and never scanned into the system. Insurance claims denied because it was never scanned into the system, carrier supervisor unhelpful. Looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Mar 23, 2015 - 25 answers

Are UK Postal Codes Analogous to US Zip Codes

I don't just mean in a taxonomic way, but in terms of sorting and ease for the handlers -- is the postal code the most vital part? What's that last line for? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 19, 2015 - 13 answers

Receiving international mail from sellers who won't ship internationally

I'm looking for a service that will, say, receive/collect UK/European packages purchased on eBay, arrange international shipping to the US, and send them to me. These would be for auctions where international shipping isn't an option. So, if it's a UK auction, I'd be looking for a UK service that could accept the package on my behalf and forward it to me. I know this service exists, but what should I be googling to find it? Is it courier shipping? Does anyone have any recommendations for particular companies/individuals who offer this service?
posted by Mael Oui on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

USPS postage fail - What happens next?

I thought I mailed a letter to via USPS to Switzerland. I just checked the receipt, and it turns out it went to Swaziland instead. [more inside]
posted by ecks on Mar 7, 2015 - 11 answers

Travel problems! Stitches and Credit Cards?

I'm in Vietnam, soon to be India, and I have a medical problem and a credit card problem. (1.) How to treat stitches in my leg from an injury I got 17 days ago? YANMD, but you speak English. (2.) Credit card: My card is lost, where in Northern India should I get the replacement sent? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Mar 1, 2015 - 22 answers

Mail from USA to Canada

My son moved to Vancouver Canada last spring. We live in NJ, USA. I have tried several times to send cards and they never arrive. We have double checked that the address is right. They had enough postage. Cards I have sent to friends in the Toronto area have arrived, but weeks later. Anyone else have this issue and what could be causing it? I just asked my son to send me a postcard to see if this problem goes both ways.
posted by mermayd on Feb 17, 2015 - 21 answers

Brownies from NYC to Poughkeepsie via what method?

My son lives in Poughkeepsie, NY and his birthday is Tuesday, Feb. 24th. I live in Manhattan and want to send him homemade brownies. When should I send the brownies so they arrive on his birthday, and via which method for reliability? A plus would be that it not cost a fortune. Thank you!
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 16, 2015 - 11 answers

Mailing from Mexicali or Calixeco

So, I have a friend who lives in Mexicali, Mexico, and he's having a dickens of a time getting mail to actually be delivered to the US. What can he do to make that work better? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Feb 13, 2015 - 8 answers

I need some help with Apple Safari 8.0 and the "Mail Contents of this Page

I recently upgraded a few steps in my Mac life and have an problem I need to solve. I send out a simple newsletter to some subcribers that I create in dreamweaver- save as an html- then open in safari and, until recently, used the "Mail Contents of this Page" option that my older version of safari had, that would open apple mail and then send.. It seems that safari no longer has that option OR am I missing something. [more inside]
posted by citybuddha on Feb 6, 2015 - 5 answers

What does a China Air Post postal packet look like?

Need to fill out a request with the USPS to find a missing package and need a description, but I have no idea what a "China Air Post Postal Packet" looks like and my friend isn't really sure either. [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Jan 26, 2015 - 3 answers

Help! Hit the K key in Apple Mail and lost an important email

This makes no sense to me, but I have lost a super important email I just received by accidentally hitting the "K" key while it was highlighted in my Apple Mail inbox. It is my only copy of an important day-long interview for an academic job. I have tried searching Mail by sender and subject, searching my computer for same including searching content, looking in Mail's trash folder. The Finder's trash is empty. I am stumped, and worried. I really don't want to write back to say that I lost the email. Where could it be??
posted by betsbillabong on Jan 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Mail forwarding service recommendation?

Doesn't have to be within the US. Send from: Location A -> mail forwarding company -> location B [more inside]
posted by ioncat on Jan 20, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I responsibly send $ and items (books, music cds) to a prisoner?

I have a pen pal in Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary) to whom I'd like to send money and items (books, cds). I've used JPay and they charge a fee, and then Angola takes 50% of the money after that. When I mail him CDs, books, they must be new and they cannot contain explicit content. Even after I followed these rules, he didn't receive a book until months after it had arrived. Has anyone written up strategies for navigating this bureaucracy? Do any mefites have personal experience with this that they're willing to share?
posted by yaymukund on Jan 17, 2015 - 13 answers

I miss my boots.

I recently sent my cherished pair of Frye boots through USPS Priority Mail to the Frye refurbishing center... Now they are missing... [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Jan 8, 2015 - 10 answers

OK to open this mail?

A misaddressed wedding invitation with no return address turned up in my mailbox. Should I open it and let the wedding couple know this guest did not receive his invite? Extenuating circumstances inside. [more inside]
posted by apparently on Jan 7, 2015 - 36 answers

Deliver to "Carnival Freedom, Docked At The Harbor, Charlotte Amalie"?

Is it possible to send a physical envelope or small package (not an email or radiogram) to a Carnival cruise passenger, specifically the Carnival Freedom on the January 25th cruise? It looks like you can send mail to employees but I haven't found anything about passengers in the middle of a cruise. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Dec 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Flu shots by mail?

Is there a way one can purchase individual flu shots by mail for personal use in the US - and if not, why? Flu shots don't seem to require a prescription, and it would seem like it would be much easier to just get it by mail and do it myself than have to wait in line at a flu clinic. (I've had to use injectable medication in the past, so self-administering a shot doesn't bother me, and the nasal mist seems especially easily administered.)
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Dec 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Is there a service that will print & snail-mail PDFs?

I tried an online text form-to-postal-mail service, and it left me a bit disappointed. It charges by the page, and the text formatting controls are minimal. Even images aren't allowed. Is there a service that will let me upload a PDF and then mail it (in the U.S. via postal mail) to an address I specify?
posted by circular on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 answers

USPS mail volume data

Is it possible to get monthly or yearly data on the volume of incoming and outgoing mail from each US post office? [more inside]
posted by molla on Dec 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Fun/funny/quirky/cool "Of The Month" Club for a 14-year-old boy?

My son picks up the mail for us every day and there's hardly ever anything for him. Let's fix that. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Dec 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Like Google Inbox but for Exchange?

Okay, after using Google Inbox for a couple of months, I am 100% sold on inbox zero. Is there anything like google inbox for that will work for a corporate exchange server that makes grouping and acting on email threads as easy as Google Inbox does it? Ideally for OSX, and I'll pay for it if I have to.
posted by empath on Dec 5, 2014 - 1 answer

How to address mail to South Korea?

I (in the US) am going to mail a small gift to a friend of mine currently residing in South Korea. Having already unsuccessfully attempted to mail her a postcard a couple of months ago, I want to make sure my package doesn't vanish in the postal abyss since it is going to cost a double-digit number of dollars to mail. How do I properly address it and fill out the address on the customs form properly? [more inside]
posted by zztzed on Nov 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Does Santa have a ZIP code?

I seem to remember that it used to be a thing that your kid could send their letters to Santa to a particular address and they'd get a nice reply from "Santa." Now that I'm old enough to have a kid of my own who wants to send a letter to Santa, I'm not sure where to send the thing. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 19, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I find out where to get general delivery mail?

I've got a friend in Waterloo, ON, Canada that doesn't have a safe way to pick up packages. I'd like to send her something. I've used General Delivery (Poste restante) when in a rural area, but have no idea how to do it when in a city. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Nov 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Large secure package / mailbox

I am looking for a large outdoor box to receive packages securely. [more inside]
posted by Mac-Expert on Oct 14, 2014 - 5 answers

How do you break bad news to a prisoner by letter?

This was my AskMe about writing a friend in prison. I wrote him, and he was glad to get my letter. Yay! So what's the problem? He never stops asking me to do stuff for him and he is quickly reaching the limits of my good will. It's getting to the point where I want to either stop corresponding with him or write him and say "Stop sweating me for favors." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2014 - 18 answers

How to get Mail to fetch only "primary" e-mails from Gmail

Gmail does a great job of filtering spam at the site but it's all getting fetched to Mail on my iPhone & iPad. What do I do to get only "primary" mail in Mail?
posted by HotToddy on Oct 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Obscure Outlook bug - flag automatically changes to completed

When I try to flag an email message in Outlook for follow-up, it automatically/instantly changes to completed. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 1, 2014 - 8 answers

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