See Your Mail Before It Arrives
North American Precis Syndicate
Your smartphone can now show you what mail you’re getting before it’s delivered. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If you’re traveling, expecting an important letter,
worried about mail theft or just too curious to wait until the mail arrives,
this can be your red-letter day, thanks to a free feature from the United
States Postal Service.
Informed Delivery lets you know what is coming anytime, anywhere on your
computer, smartphone or tablet.
Informed Delivery allows you to see digital images of incoming mail. It
lets you automatically track packages you are expecting through email and
text alerts so you don’t need to enter any tracking numbers. The
feature allows you to enter delivery instructions for your mail carrier as
How It Works
The United States Postal Service digitally images the front of letters
that run through its automation equipment. Using those images, it can send
you digital notification of your mail every morning, before it is delivered
to your home or office. That lets you take any necessary action even before
important items reach the mailbox—and makes sure you know what is
supposed to be in your mailbox after delivery.
What You Get
The notifications you receive are of images of the address side of
incoming letters. The images are also accessible on the Informed Delivery
dashboard at https://informeddelivery.usps.com.
For items with USPS Tracking, users will be able to view delivery status of
packages, provide USPS delivery instructions, manage their notifications, and
schedule redelivery from the dashboard. Most USPS domestic packages tied to
the address associated with a USPS account will be automatically available on
the Informed Delivery dashboard. You can also get USPS Tracking updates for
incoming packages via separate email or text notifications. The dashboard
displays mail piece images for seven days, while package information will display
for 15 days after each package has been delivered. You can opt in for email
or text notifications with status updates for incoming packages, too.
For further information and to sign up, go to informeddelivery.usps.com.
“A free mail notification feature from the United
States Postal Service, called Informed Delivery, lets you sign up to see
images of incoming mail before it’s delivered. http://bit.ly/2HeVTvB”
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