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Windows 7: Email Stomping Out Snail Mail as U.S. Postal Service Teeters on Bankru

07 Sep 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Email Stomping Out Snail Mail as U.S. Postal Service Teeters on Bankru

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Think about the last time you mailed a physical letter. It's probably been awhile, unless you occasionally drop a line to your grandmother who refuses to purchase a PC. Now think back to the last time you fired off an email. Compare the frequency of the two and, in most cases, you'll find an enormous discrepancy. Turns out the shift towards digital communication is finally taking a toll on the United States Postal Service.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Email Stomping Out Snail Mail as U.S. Postal Service Teeters on Bankruptcy
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07 Sep 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

May be they can deliver more junk mail I get a boatload of that every day.
Jerry
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07 Sep 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Britain's Royal Mail is struggling too so I think it's a worldwide phenomenon.

It never seems to stop the flood of junk mail though.
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07 Sep 2011   #4
brady

 

It is an inevitable path
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13 Sep 2011   #5
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

It looks like regular mail will eventually go the way of the dodo. It'll just be UPS & Fedex type services and 1 day business mail. I actually don't even remember sending a physical letter out via USPS. Most of my communications have been electronic in some form either through email, text, or phone. I only use the USPS for mailing bills as I've never been that comfortable paying my bills online. It just feels unsafe even though it's relatively safe for the most part.
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14 Sep 2011   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I heard last year they were considering cutting Saturday deliver, now one of the things they're considering is a 3 day delivery week.

How the times change....if 20 years ago you would have suggested that the postal service would go bankrupt one day, you would have been laughed at....
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15 Sep 2011   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

Sad but true. In fact, nowadays, I don't even bother checking my mail every day --- usually only 2 - 3 times a week.
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16 Sep 2011   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sad, but at the same time, we don't want that. E-mail can't deliver the graphic card you ordered online. If done correctly, a 3-day delivery to home would work. Government mail should be delivered every day, if there is. Remove the postman and put boxes. E-mail and real-world delivery should be working along side of each other. They do not need to destroy each other.
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