I'm putting together a large care package box for my boyfriend, located at an FPO AP address. My plan is to fill it a ton of random stuff to keep him surprised and delighted, from funny shirts to little plastic toys to letters and pictures to CDs. It's been ages since I sent anything that required a customs form, and I definitely want this package to survive all scrutiny - how specific do I need to get when I'm listing the box contents, especially if I'm sending such a variety of items? [more inside]
Apple Mail keeps re-caching my messages... [more inside]
Why are my image attachments (from Mail.app) suddenly not going through to Windows (specifically Eudora) users? I have "Always Send Windows Friendly Attachments" checked. [more inside]
What's a good newsletter creating / sending application (either on- or offline) that's cheap, easy to use and customizable? [more inside]
My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
What kinds of foods could I make (cookies, etc) and put in a care package that would be good for someone who is on a weight loss plan? [more inside]
Why am I getting snail mail and phone calls for two people who never lived in my apartment, but who share my last name? [more inside]
Is there a nastyware lurking in this computer? Strange Yahoo! Mail contact list kidnapping observed... [more inside]
Package shipped from France, really should have been sent by Chronopost, instead was shipped surface mail. How long will it take to arrive in the U.S.? [more inside]
Mail stolen...what further steps should I take? (if any!) [more inside]
How do I mail soft cheese without it ripening? [more inside]
Over the last couple of weeks, I have started to receive mail (US, snail) addressed to people who do not live at my address. We are the third owners of our house, and the names appearing on the envelopes are not previous residents. The names are not local neighbors either. I have not yet received a duplicate name. I suppose this could be some odd coincidence, but in the entire time we've lived here, apart from the odd mail to previous residents, I haven't had mail like this. The stuff I'm getting ranges from marketing junk to forms that someone must have requested from the IRS. Its not a flood of mail- I've seen three pieces in the last two weeks, but the IRS piece has me a little spooked, and has set off alarm bells. This smells a bit like someone laying the groundwork for ID theft- either mine, or someone elses. Should I be concerned?
Have you ever tried to send a piece of mail at the post office certified or signed? Yesterday I tried and the lady went into all this strange ins and outs to justify why I should pay $5 for priority mail envelop instead of the $2.50 (or so) I could pay to just track it (if I skipped the mailed receipt option). This included telling me I'd have to pay for the envelope (which is fine), but insinuating it would be expensive and deflecting how much an envelope would actually be (finally admitting it's only 10 cents). [more inside]
Considerations when adding a periodic email update function to my website (with PHP's mail() function)
I'm planning to add a feature to my website that will allow users to request periodic updates by email. I've cobbled together a little PHP script that uses the mail() function. It works perfectly when I test it myself, but I have no idea how this will work when released to a signficant number of users. [more inside]
Mail won't let me delete one particular email! [more inside]
Can you reuse postage stamps if the Post Office doesn't stamp them? [more inside]
About 3-4 times a month, no mail is delivered to my building of 5 apartments (7 tenants) is this unusual? [more inside]
A few of us work off a local OS X Fileserver. We often need to point each other to files deep with it by email. I am looking for an automated way to create clickable local links in the mail.app friendly format of "file:///Volumes/Server%20Portal/". Any solutions? [more inside]
Is there an alternative to Pitney Bowes? My office uses Pitney Bowes for mailings and I CAN'T STAND THEM. They have the worst customer service, a horribly rigid billing service and the most aggressive fees and finance charge racket of any vendor I've ever worked with in my life. Nobody I talk to knows of any resonable alternatives. Is there something out there that will save me from the misery of working with those SOBs?
How can I migrate my Outlook 2003 settings, mail, contacts and calendars to a new XP user account on the same computer? [more inside]
The USPS lost the contents of a media-rate package. Many books within. What are the odds I'll get any of it back? [more inside]
Please tell me how to mail a package to someone with no fixed address? Would a hotel in the area, or a USPS location accept delivery for them and keep item for them till pick up? Thanks.
What happens when I tell catalogue people I am dead? [more inside]
Does gmail not like the multipart/alternative MIME type? [more inside]
I have relatives in Japan who want me to mail them some over-the-counter medicines--specifically, extra-strength Tylenol and Sudafed (the new kind, without pseudoephedrine.) Both are legal in Japan and would be for their personal use only. So how do I find out how much of each I can mail them at once?
Can Air Mail envelopes be used for domestic mail? [more inside]
I saw this thread from last year, which listed some sites for cutting down on junk mail. If you have used some or all of them, how effective was it? Which one(s) did you use? [more inside]
Sometimes my Entourage allows outgoing messages on a new network, sometimes it doesn't (in which case I use the web based client, which is a pain). Just wondering if there's an easy way to fix this, or do you have to tweak something with every new network you use?
I have a curbside mailbox and mail theft is common in Utah (http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600129714,00.html). Big Credit Card Company (BCCC) sends me convenience checks that can be stolen and cashed by anybody. The post office won’t let me move my mailbox to my house. Local politicians sided with the Postmaster. A rental box or a new security mailbox are impractical. [more inside]
How do I restore the preview pane on mail.app? [more inside]
How do you get rid of unwanted email address that appear when sending a message in Apple Mail? This is a picture of what I want to delete. As far as I can tell, there is no way to get rid of the addresses.
I need to mail a passport and possibly other important, hard-to-replace legal documents from one Canadian address to another. Deadline is within the coming week. What is the most secure way to do this? If you have personal experience with this, please describe how long it took, cost, risks, etc. [more inside]
I keep getting mail for a previous tenant, and I am quite sure this latest one is from a collection agency. I want to return it, but there is no complete return address on the outside of the envelope. Do I open the envelope to check the complete address? [more inside]
MacFilter: The keyboard shortcut in Mail to make bold text doesn't work properly. [more inside]
I just updated my mac OS to 10.4.11 and now whenever I use mail (either typing in or pasting into it) the spacing gets all weird - I lose line breaks, I lose spaces in between words. Please help.
What are the risks and benefits of using Google Apps to send and receive eMail from my domains? [more inside]
How do I stop a fraudulent mail redirection from the U.S. to the UK? [more inside]
Leopard, Apple Mail & IMAP issues: Since upgrading to Leopard, Apple Mail seems sluggish and unresponsive. The application is effectively unusable. It's gotten to the point where I'm using webmail access on all of my machines. Is this an issue with Apple Mail or have I misconfigured something (I use Dreamhost for my personal email accounts). [more inside]
I sent out my taxes (for the first time MONTHS early) and sent them Certified Mail (upon the recommendation of an accountant) for the first time as well. I got the little green card back for the State Taxes but I never got one for my Federal Taxes. Does this mean that my Federal Tax return was lost in the mail? How do I go about verifying if my tax return was lost? Can I send them a copy? What do I do?
Problems with my outgoing (SMTP) mail server with Outlook 2007. [more inside]
Will a postcard from Cuba arrive in the US? [more inside]
I am currently getting mail sent to my apt. for at least 6 previous tenants. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
How can I change the default Mail application in OS X with a script (not through the Mail.app GUI)? [more inside]
How can I remove the Sender header ("on behalf of") when sending from a different address in Gmail? Will Google Apps help me do what I want? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to mail a single pencil to someone? I'm talking US domestic to US domestic address. An ideal solution wouldn't require a trip to the post office (although the first one I send probably would be through a desk clerk to make sure it's ok). I want something I could stick in my mail box as the need arises. Looking for suggestions for packaging material as well as postage. [more inside]
phpList: seriously, wtf? [more inside]
Mail.app + Nokia e61 + gApps IMAP [more inside]
My mail carrier is lying to me about a delivery. [more inside]
I sometimes want something I send to reach the recipient as quickly as possible, but I don't care to pay for priority service. How can I find out what the quickest local US mail dropoff would be? [more inside]