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mail:

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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postmark stamped on the envelope in which the document was mailed "shall be deemed the date of delivery." No evidence was produced that the bag stamped as "Received" at the Ogden Service Center on April 26 contained mail postmarked after April 15.
Highlights of the program include two separate seizures of 3-pound quantities of crack cocaine valued at approximately $250,000 each that had been mailed to Omaha from sources in Los Angeles.
The Court next considered the nexus question in a sales (or use) tax case in 1988, this time involving a Louisiana use tax imposed on catalogs mailed from an out-of-state location (D.H.
"These kits, mailed out in June of each year, demanded attention, as they generally arrived in oversized boxes and contained every John Deere advertising program a dealer could use for the upcoming year," explains Michael Gustafson, manager, advertising planning, John Deere--Agri Marketing Center.
Armed with this information, he rented a prospect list that mirrored his best customers and mailed them a personalized letter with varying offers depending on whether it was a customer or prospect.
* Take account of the consequences of an incorrectly mailed notice.
The Supreme Court recently decided that the Tax Court does not have jurisdiction to grant a refund of taxes paid more than two years prior to the date the Service had mailed a notice of deficiency if, on the date the notice was mailed, the taxpayer had not yet filed a return (Lundy, 1/17/96).