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see postal servicepostal service,
arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval Europe.
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mail

Dispatches of correspondence and other objects tendered by and intended for delivery to postal administrations (ICAO).

mail

the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster

mail

(messaging)
1. electronic mail.

2. The Berkeley Unix program for composing and reading electronic mail. It normally uses sendmail to handle delivery.

Unix manual page: mail(1)

mail

(1) Synonymous with email when dealing with computer applications.

(2) (Mail) The email clients in the Mac and Windows. Mail was the name of the Mac client before Microsoft adopted it for Windows 8. See Mac Mail and Windows Mail.
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The postmaster general testified before Congress on Wednesday about the Postal Service's plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery starting in August, to save roughly $2 billion a year.
They said current law requires six-day mail delivery.
In addition to around 300 generic prescriptions for $10 each, Walmart's mail service provides access to more than 3,000 other affordable brand and generic prescriptions with free mail delivery, the company says.
The sealed envelopes are then placed into the regular intra-theater APO mail delivery system.
The nationwide rollout of free mail delivery for prescriptions follows last month's expansion of the program to 22 states in the Midwest and Northeast.
The days of the week most often mentioned as candidates for a suspension of mail delivery are Saturdays, which are not a day of business for many enterprises, and Tuesdays, which have the lightest volume of mail.
Therefore, transparency with regard to its overall performance in timely mail delivery is limited.
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Nonprofits are tweaking the traditional forecasting tool they use to measure the success of mailings, so-called doubling days, in the face of what some say is slower mail delivery.
Leave a bag containing boxes or cans of nonperishable foods next to your mail box (before your mail delivery time) for letter carriers to pick up and deliver to local food banks and pantries.
While deferring a final decision on whether it will support the government, the party sought in the policy adopted at its decision-making General Council to maintain the nationwide network of post offices at the current level and the uniform provision of the three postal services of mail delivery, savings and life insurance across the country.
Bush put a call in to the postal service to get next-day mail delivery.