I am surprised many people don't know about USPS's Informed Delivery free service

I tell co-workers about Informed Delivery and they just get the confused don’t care look. We have been signed up with it for at least 5 years now. All you need is an e-mail address to have the daily mail actual photographs show up in your inbox.

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I’ve used it for years. Very helpful.

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Amen. Used it for years. Love it.

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One issue is this: I have a mailbox at the street where this works well. I also have a P.O. Box at the Post Office which is listed as ‘Business’ because I used it for shipping for my business. Informed Delivery does not work with ‘businesses’.

I know a Postal Clerk and should ask him if I can change the business tag associated with the PO Box, since that is where all my Amazon and important stuff goes to.

Informed Delivery is great, but doesn’t do much when your letter carrier is too lazy to deliver the photographed items. And no, we’re not talking about bad weather days.

You can tag it as not received. Complaints get action, especially if they are frequent from multiple people on a route.


I love it. We have a steep driveway so when we have a package delivered we know to go up and check the mail. Unfortunately if its a large pkg the carrier will bring it down but I still have to go up to get the regular mail.

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Usually, the missing mail will get delivered the next day from my experience.
What’s funny and actually is true is that my kid got a jury duty failure to appear summons preview in my email but the actual card never arrived in the mailbox.

I’ve been using it since it started without any negative thoughts.

I’ve used this for sone time and love, love it! Thanks for posting about it. Its free and so easy!

I’ve been using it since it was first offered in my area. It’s not perfect in that I often get pictures of items that don’t get delivered on the day they are scheduled. It’s really helpful when we are out of town and have a hold mail in place, to see what to expect when the hold ends…