How can I make sure that absolutely nothing - not letters, not catalogs, not packages, nothing - with my name and old address on it is ever left at my old place? I am in the US. [more inside]
Postal Service Filter: What's up with extra barcode stickers next to postage on two Media Mail packages I sent today? [more inside]
Is USPS mail an "essential service" for the purposes of tenant rights law? [more inside]
Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag... [more inside]
I'm interested in novel recreational uses of snail mail, both historically and currently. Aside from pen-palling and exchanging goods, what kind of games or similar activities take place via old fashioned letters and postcards? [more inside]
I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
Can the US post office just assign you a PO box without your consent and refuse let you switch your mailing address to your home? [more inside]
What could be taking my parcels from the USA such a long time to arrive here in Canada? [more inside]
[Government Service Flame Filter] My postal carrier uses their own vehicle, which is a small old Ford Ranger and only puts the mail in the cab, sometimes I don't get mail until 7:30 or 8 p.m., why would they do this, is there some sort of benefit? [more inside]
I want to give some trinitite as a Christmas gift. This involves transporting it across state lines. Am I going to run into problems? [more inside]
Online payment system with integrated shipping charges calculator? [more inside]
I am missing four weeks of mail by virtue of the USPS screwing up. Help! [more inside]
What hardware and software do I need to print postage for a lot of envelopes? [more inside]
For some reason my local PO could not deliver two packages to my workplace. Should I write them off as forever lost? (Anon in case sellers mentioned use AskMeFi.) [more inside]
Has anyone received a phishing letter (snail mail) from Card Center, 5050 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati OH 45263? [more inside]
My coworker received 2 money orders via USPS priority mail today. They were in 2 different amounts, both addressed to him. The address and name on the FROM section of the money order were from a different name and state than the return address on the mail. He did not recognize either name or address. What is going on? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are shipping all non fixtures from our 1 bedroom apartment across the country. We will not have a new address until after we move. What is the best way to ship everything? [more inside]
Quick question about the USPS: Can I ship a flat-rate Priority Mail envelope by printing postage for it online and then dropping it in a blue USPS mailbox? Or do I need to take it to a post office?
An item that I ordered many months ago, that was determined to be lost by the USPS and the value refunded to me finally arrived. What do I do? [more inside]
I sent a certified letter to a large business last week and just checked its status on the USPS web site to see if it had been delivered. The site tells me that my letter was indeed delivered. On July 4. Which is a Federal holiday. On which they don't deliver the mail. Okay, I guess the Federal observance of Independence Day was on the 5th this year, but that's only because the 4th was a Sunday, On which they also don't deliver the mail. So does this make sense? Do they really deliver mail on Sunday and the 4th of July?
Media mail doesn't seem to make economic sense, and I'm curious why it exists... [more inside]
Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
i need to ship a bunch of family photos across the country, but i'd be devastated if they got lost by UPS or the post office. what can i do to help ensure that my priceless memories reach their destination?
What are some cool things I can get in exchange for a self addressed stamp envelope and maybe a small fee? [more inside]
How do I receive a USPS Parcel Post package that is (probably) getting delivered to my (closed) office this week? [more inside]
My perfectly boring package from Sweden has been listed as "Inbound Into Customs" since September 4. How can I find out what the problem is? Can I get it cleared somehow? [more inside]
I purchased an item on eBay which was sent out via USPS Media Mail 2-3 days ago. I just realized that I gave out an incorrect shipping address and that the address I supplied doesn't even exist. Is there anything I can do now to get my package or do I have to wait for it to be returned to the sender? [more inside]
USPS mail forwarding: Can I have permanent and temporary change of address requests at the same time? [more inside]
Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
Can I ship some camping gear ahead of my travels and pick it up from the post office or UPS Store when I arrive? [more inside]
My postman or somebody in the mail chain between him and Netflix shipping centers has cracked or destroyed several DVDs en route to me. I know he destroyed one by shutting my mailbox door over the midpoint of the disc, but with the others I'm not sure where it happened. How do I address this so that I don't become liable for the damage or lose my account? And how do I maximize my credibility? [more inside]
How long does the United States Post Office hold a package for a missed delivery? [more inside]
Just moved- how can I intercept something sent via overnight mail to my old address without waiting for USPS to forward it to my new address? [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]
Priority Mail or Express Mail? This Saturday I'll mail a flat envelope from NYC to a P.O. box in Bethesda, MD (20824); I want it to arrive by this Tuesday. Do I need to spring for Express Mail? Anecdotes welcome.
Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [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]
Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them? [more inside]
Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
If I'm concerned about basic privacy, should I use the US Post Office change of address form? Has anyone had any negative experiences with it? [more inside]
How do I stop a fraudulent mail redirection from the U.S. to the UK? [more inside]
Am I legally required to include a return address when using a first class stamp with the US Postal Service?
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]
Question about the validity of a "postmark" from the US Postal Service. [more inside]
Can I get a PO Box without proof of an address that's *in that post office's district*? [more inside]
I got an F in Click-N-Ship. Did I fail Christmas with my botched attempt to mail my packages? [more inside]
I need to mail books fast. [more inside]
USPS will ship an inflated ball without it being packaged (sendaball.com), it just sticks the postage information right on the ball.. My question is, what other items can be shipped this way, without being packaged in a box? I want to send something nifty to my niece this Christmas season!
eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]