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New USPS Service Gives You A Peek Into Your Mailbox Before You Get Home

Remember when you were excited to see what's in the mail? These days it seems we're getting fewer letters and more junk, but the U.S. Postal Service will soon let you preview what's coming your way.
An example of the Informed Delivery email. Source: Courtesy of U.S. Postal Service

In the spring of my senior year of high school, I took daily trips to the mailbox. It was maybe the only time in my life when I knew for a fact that any day, letters with my name on them would appear in the mailbox from colleges that had read through my hopeful applications.

It's this excitement that Bill McAllister, the Washington correspondent for a stamp publication called Linn's Stamp News, calls the "mail moment." It's the feeling you have when mail arrives, knowing

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