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U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery #4534538
10/05/17 10:34 AM
10/05/17 10:34 AM
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MasterSolenoid Offline OP
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One Step Beyond
Good Afternoon all,

A few days ago I signed up for a NEW service the U.S.P.S. is offering (FREE).
The PO has been slowly expanding this service across the US.

It's called Informed Delivery.

How it works once you sign-up: again,,, it's FREE
1) You check your e-mail in the morning (say 8 or 9:00 AM)
2) If you received an e-mail from U.S.P.S., you open it
3) What you see is a gray image of the letters that will be delivered that day.

I just received my 1st e-mail showing (2) envelopes.

Very handy if your expecting a Check in the mail.
Or don't want 'any' financial letters sitting in your mail-box longer than you have to.
Or the PIN's from freezing your Credit Reports.

Question:
Anybody using this already ?
How do you like it ?
If you never heard of it, would you use it ? I just started and like it.


2002 Ford Ranger
2 Wheel Drive
3.0 Liter Engine
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four basic premises of writing:
Clarity, Brevity, Simplicity, and Humanity.
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534539
10/05/17 10:37 AM
10/05/17 10:37 AM
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DFW
DBMaster Offline
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DFW
I see I already had messages at USPS.com. I turned on the email notifications. I'll see if I like it or if it becomes annoying.

Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534541
10/05/17 10:43 AM
10/05/17 10:43 AM
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Great Lakes
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Sounds interesting. I'm willing to give it a try.


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Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534545
10/05/17 10:47 AM
10/05/17 10:47 AM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
been using it for almost a year and a half now, not sure when it came out, but I was an early adopter. They've improved it a lot since the beginning and it's really helpful. As soon a usps tracking number is made for your address it shows up in the packages tab. No need to put tracking numbers into google anymore. I like it.


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182,000 miles
Castrol Magnatec Semi-Syn 5W30
Royal Purple 20-400 oversize 2nd run
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534546
10/05/17 10:49 AM
10/05/17 10:49 AM
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NEPA
shrooms Offline
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NEPA
Not available in all areas yet.


2002 Mazda MPV. PUP 5W20, Fram XG2, Dex VI
2001 Honda Civic HX. M1 EP 5W20, Fram XG3717
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534550
10/05/17 10:54 AM
10/05/17 10:54 AM
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Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: MasterSolenoid
3) What you see is a gray image of the letters that will be delivered that day.

Is the image legible enough to tell who the sender is?


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: Quattro Pete] #4534553
10/05/17 11:01 AM
10/05/17 11:01 AM
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MasterSolenoid Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: MasterSolenoid
3) What you see is a gray image of the letters that will be delivered that day.

Is the image legible enough to tell who the sender is?



YES - very clear.

Don't confuse this with tracking a Certified letter as it travels across the US.

Again, this is called Informed Delivery.
And shows what is going to be delivered to your mail-box that day.

Apparently because of 9/11 and the mailing of anthrax, the Gov has been photographing all letters.
Now those photo images are available to the homeowner.


2002 Ford Ranger
2 Wheel Drive
3.0 Liter Engine
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four basic premises of writing:
Clarity, Brevity, Simplicity, and Humanity.
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534556
10/05/17 11:06 AM
10/05/17 11:06 AM
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Chicago Area
opus1 Offline
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Chicago Area
I saw something about that when I set up my mail hold while I was gone last month but never looked into it further. Apparently it is available in my corner of the world so I'll have to take a look. Thanks for the reminder.


Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534562
10/05/17 11:17 AM
10/05/17 11:17 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I've been using it for months.
I really like it, and highly recommend it.
Sometimes it takes an extra day, or two for stuff to actually show up in your mailbox. I recently had a postcard show up in my informed delivery that I didn't actually get until 8 days later, but that was the only extreme exception.

Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534590
10/05/17 12:05 PM
10/05/17 12:05 PM
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SW VA
cwing6 Offline
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SW VA
Been using for a few weeks and really like it. Images are clear and readable. Nice to know what's going to be in the mailbox later. Usually receive my email by 7:30 AM.

Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534648
10/05/17 01:19 PM
10/05/17 01:19 PM
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Indiana
classic70 Offline
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Indiana
I use it and like it. I can track when I get my MIR checks grin


2003 GMC Yukon 5.3 228k
1997 k1500 5.7 225k
1970 GMC C15 5.3 100k
2012 Honda Odyssey 118K
Big Stash
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534668
10/05/17 01:42 PM
10/05/17 01:42 PM
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Posts: 953
Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline
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Rio Rancho, NM
Thanks for posting! I tried to sign up and got an error code. Forty minute wait time for technical assistance. Boy, USPS makes it tough to like them. Only branch of Federal Govt that makes a profit.


Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4534817
10/05/17 05:05 PM
10/05/17 05:05 PM
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Waco, TX
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Waco, TX
Geez..... that's gotta use up a LOT of Data storage!

How many KB are each image? First-class mail only....?
...or ALL the annoying Dish Network, AT&T and Lawn care mail, too?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4535179
10/06/17 06:09 AM
10/06/17 06:09 AM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Looks like there is also an Informed Delivery mobile app on Google Play. I'm sure there is one for Apple, too.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: U.S.P.S. - Informed Delivery [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4535201
10/06/17 06:57 AM
10/06/17 06:57 AM
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Texas
JustinH Offline
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Texas
Thanks I signed up for it. My mailbox is about a mile from my home in a locker, and I only pick up mail twice a week, and end up throwing out 90 percent of it.


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB
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