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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 e-mail when dealing with computer applications.

(2) (Mail) The e-mail 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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We are pleased to be welcoming our Local Collect service to Royal Mail delivery offices in our area.
ca company founder, said they are convinced front door-to-door mail delivery still offers profits.
Given recent problems at this location, I am asking that your office conduct an audit of the accuracy and timeliness of the mail delivery process at the Red Hook Post Office.
Gary Milne, Royal Mail delivery director, said: "Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail and our customers.
Congress is considering proposals to fix the agency's finances, and lawmakers are strongly opposed to ending Saturday mail delivery.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Sixty-three percent of Americans say they favor ending Saturday residential mail delivery as a way for the U.
The Postal Service said discontinuing mail delivery on Saturdays, beginning in August, would save the cash-strapped agency approximately $2.
Japan Post was reorganised 5 years ago into four business units, dealing with banking, insurance, and mail delivery, with over the counter customer services for the other three units.
The sealed envelopes are then placed into the regular intra-theater APO mail delivery system.
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.
GAO was asked to assess (1) USPS's delivery performance standards for timely mail delivery, (2) delivery performance information that USPS collects and reports on timely mail delivery, and (3) progress made to improve delivery performance information.
In contrast, Japan Post saw the net profit of its mail delivery business plunge 99 percent in fiscal 2005 from the previous year to some 200 million yen due to higher labor costs resulting from increased employment of part-time workers, the sources said.