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Old Jul 13th 2017, 11:02 pm
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I just found out about the informed delivery service from USPS. Might be useful to some people.

https://informeddelivery.usps.com/bo...o/start.action
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Old Jul 13th 2017, 11:16 pm
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It's great.

I didn't trust the mail person in the apartment and this helped keep me sane.

They were more interested in bundling junky ads than delivering actual important mail.

I had one immigration letter handed to me on my doorstep by a neighbor.
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Old Jul 14th 2017, 5:21 pm
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that's awesome.

I just signed up - i always get nervous that immigration letters will go walkies and i'll miss part of the process
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I just signed up
I didn't!
CREEPY, I thought - when i received the sign-up notice in the mail last week from the Post Office

Help to establish yet another data base for tracking me and mine...NO WAY!

Tossed it in the trash
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Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
I didn't!
CREEPY, I thought - when i received the sign-up notice in the mail last week from the Post Office

Help to establish yet another data base for tracking me and mine...NO WAY!

Tossed it in the trash
You do realize this has been around for a while? It's just now they're opening it up to the recipients?

Regardless of if you sign up your mail is going to be scanned.
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With a bar code yes

With my email address added - NO!!
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Default Re: Informed delivery service from USPS

Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
With a bar code yes

With my email address added - NO!!
But it has your name and address on each piece of mail. Easily enough info to get your drivers license info, email addresses, social security number, work info and a host of other things.
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Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
I didn't!
CREEPY, I thought - when i received the sign-up notice in the mail last week from the Post Office

Help to establish yet another data base for tracking me and mine...NO WAY!

Tossed it in the trash
I don't understand - this is purely showing you an image of mail you're due to get the same day

Maybe you could sign up and get delivery notification of when your tin foil hat arrives
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Originally Posted by Jack8602 View Post
Maybe you could sign up and get delivery notification of when your tin foil hat arrives


Was just thinking the same thing..
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My neighbourhood has had a few of those community mail boxes broken into in the last few days so the local bobbie encouraged us to sign up for this.
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Well...perhaps my apprehension is mis-placed
But the Big Brother grows ever bigger feeling makes me uncomfortable - and if, in my ignorance I confuse a useful service with a sneaky snoop - so be it.

Don't get that much snail mail anymore...so hardly matters.
I applaud the post office for trying to remain relevant
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Originally Posted by Duncan Roberts View Post
But it has your name and address on each piece of mail. Easily enough info to get your drivers license info, email addresses, social security number, work info and a host of other things.
I recently went to get a hair cut and put in the address of the lady that does it - Google Maps kindly informed me that I last went their three months ago!
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I signed up for it on my property down there, but it doesn't work reliably, sometimes I'll get stuff forwarded up here and I don't get an email and sometimes the other way around, they'll say they're delivering something and it doesn't get forwarded. So I thought maybe if it's forwarded it doesn't get scanned, but I've had stuff forwarded that did get scanned, so it appears to be entirely random.

My understanding is that they came up with it for the FBI, so if it's as crap as it appears to be, the ACLU was worried about nothing.
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Originally Posted by tom169 View Post
I had one immigration letter handed to me on my doorstep by a neighbor.
USCIS has been promising a "hold at post office" service for awhile now, the Ombudsman report pointed out they have massive problems with returned mail.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I recently went to get a hair cut and put in the address of the lady that does it - Google Maps kindly informed me that I last went their three months ago!
Maybe Google can fix your homonyms as well


Google knows everything about us. It just does. You would have to get completely off the grid to avoid that and even then I'm not sure.
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