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Old 12-14-17, 05:18 AM
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Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

I did. It's pretty cool! Every morning I get an email that has photo scans of the front of my letters, bills, etc. There's also a section that lists your packages that are arriving soon. Apparently you can also leave delivery instructions and so forth, although I've not tried that feature yet. All and all I'd say it's a cool, free service and I actually do feel more "informed" about what's arriving. The only criticism of it I have is after I signed up it took a good 3 days or so before it all kicked in and started working, after that it's fairly darn accurate.

Sign up and get the mobile app at: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/bo...o/start.action
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Yes
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Most of what I get in the postal mail is junk. All my bills and statements come to me electronically. If I order from Amazon or someplace their websites allow me to track shipping. Sounds like a neat idea for people who get lots of postal mail, though.
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I've been doing it for a few months. It's especially helpful if you are expecting something important. My mail isn't delivered until middle/late afternoon so I like it.
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Old 12-14-17, 06:03 AM
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Most of what I get in the postal mail is junk. All my bills and statements come to me electronically. If I order from Amazon or someplace their websites allow me to track shipping. Sounds like a neat idea for people who get lots of postal mail, though.
This is mostly true for me also, but in the case of packages the advantage is that they're all automatically in one place for you to view, all of your orders from various websites, without having to go to multiple websites.
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Yes. I love seeing my junk mail in my inbox everyday.
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I've been doing it for probably close to a year now. Weird note: I searched my gmail account for "xfinity" recently, and my bills via USPS Informed Delivery showed up. Neat!
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Fuck these guys. I tried to create an account and got "you already have an account". Okay so I use the "Forgot User Name" function and it tells me to create a new account. When I try to create a new account it throws me back in the loop of you already have an account bullshit.

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Re: Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

Originally Posted by slybone View Post
This is mostly true for me also, but in the case of packages the advantage is that they're all automatically in one place for you to view, all of your orders from various websites, without having to go to multiple websites.
I was already getting package notifications from USPS in my inbox for a few years before Informed Delivery was a thing
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Re: Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

I haven't signed up yet.

If my mail gets delivered late afternoon, would I still receive an email in the morning? I'm assuming the email I receive would be for the current day's mail and not the previous day. Correct?
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Re: Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

I signed up for it a little while back. I don't get a ton of mail, but it is still pretty cool to be able to see what is heading my way.

And yes, stevevt...the e-mail would still more than likely arrive in the morning and would be for the current day's mail. Most of my e-mails have arrived between 9-11am.
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Old 12-14-17, 10:30 AM
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yes, I like it and have been using it for a long time now. I do still receive mail that is important. I have noticed some oddities with it, for example I will have scanned mail in today's email that won't actually appear in my mailbox until tomorrow.

It came in handy one time when I had a scan of a letter I was waiting on, but it never actually appeared in my mailbox. I called the PO and explained and they found it and delivered it the next day.
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I've been getting emails for an address I haven't resided in for 3 years, and I didn't even remember signing up for it so I'm unsure how I was enrolled in the first place
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Cool, never heard of it. I signed up.
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Re: Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

Originally Posted by stevevt View Post
I haven't signed up yet.

If my mail gets delivered late afternoon, would I still receive an email in the morning? I'm assuming the email I receive would be for the current day's mail and not the previous day. Correct?
Yes, I get the email in the morning and I usually get my mail in the evening.

It's great because I can leave the mail for a few days unless it is something important.

Also it's also good in case a mail piece gets lost, particularly government mail
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Been doing it for a while now. It's a nice feature. I really check it if I am waiting on something, like a Movie Pass card. One problem I have with it is that it doesn't list everything that is coming that day or in the future, like a Movie Pass card.
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I already had a postal service account from buying stamps online and they just started sending me the Informed Delivery notifications a few months ago. I don't remember opting in, but I like it. The support sucks though, because it says "click here to view other mail on your dashboard." When I do that, it prompts me for my password, which I don't remember. There is no way to reset it. It just says "you must create a new account" then when I try to do that, I get the same error ytrez mentioned above telling me I already have an account. At least I still get the notifications.
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I had the password error you guys are describing some time ago. I think I had to call them to get my password unlocked/reset.
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Re: Anybody sign up for USPS Informed Delivery yet?

Originally Posted by scorpion View Post
Yes. I love seeing my junk mail in my inbox everyday.
Truth.

I've been signed up for a few months. It's... alright I guess. It's kind of inconsistent in two ways:
1. It doesn't show everything for a specific day, even if it's small enough. They say it will only show envelope-sized deliveries which is fine I guess, but half the time, there's more there. I can't really complain of course, but there are days where it would appear to be just a bunch of junk mail when there's actually something important in the mailbox as well, but not shown in the email/website for that day. I'd prefer if all letter-sized items were in the notification, or better yet, ALL items, big or small. But

2. I used to get the notification early in the morning. 8-ish. Now I get it around 2 or 3pm, and it's always for the one or two days out, which is weird. It's like that TV show, Early Edition (the show where the magic cat brought newspapers from the future to some shlubby fuck).
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I use it and like it. What I'd really like is if they expanded their service to cover PO Boxes, so I don't have to make a trip to the post office just to collect some junk mail.
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Does my spouse need to sign up separately or is it all mail to that address? What about kids? What about our imaginary dog, Current Resident?
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Does my spouse need to sign up separately or is it all mail to that address? What about kids? What about our imaginary dog, Current Resident?
Your trusty dog is covered (oddly, mine has the same name). I think all mail to the address. But oddly, it doesn't cover flats (also known as large letters), only letters and packages.
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Originally Posted by slybone View Post
I did. It's pretty cool! Every morning I get an email that has photo scans of the front of my letters, bills, etc. There's also a section that lists your packages that are arriving soon. Apparently you can also leave delivery instructions and so forth, although I've not tried that feature yet. All and all I'd say it's a cool, free service and I actually do feel more "informed" about what's arriving. The only criticism of it I have is after I signed up it took a good 3 days or so before it all kicked in and started working, after that it's fairly darn accurate.

Sign up and get the mobile app at: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/bo...o/start.action
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Old 12-14-17, 08:26 PM
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All you people who "love it": Aren't you worried about what might be done with those scanned images, how they might be used to track you and affect your privacy and / or invite identity theft?

This seems like a useless frill that can be misused in so many ways. I'd never sign up for it. The fewer people who know about what mail I get, the better. It's private.

But, inventive new ways of eroding our privacy and rights, in the guise of 'convenience' seem to be increasing at exponential speed.
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I've never heard of it, sounds pretty cool. I'll sign up!
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