Virtual Mail: updated for 2015

Ten years ago, I started using a virtual mail service¬†for my snailmail. Back then it was something I had to explain to people constantly –it just blew their minds and broke their systems all too often. Luckily, it’s not such a big deal anymore. There are more providers today than ever before, and even though […]

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Sending It Ahead

This reader question just in from “Jack” in response to my first post about Where Your Mail Goes: “I will travel to US in the next month in San Francisco and I want to do some online shopping before. Is there any company in San Francisco offering service per parcel? Just to ship at their […]

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“Where does your mail go?” part 3: Junk mail

If you’ve been reading the other posts in this series, you know about getting a virtual mailbox for your snail mail and how to leverage your addresses. Now we talk about the thing that fills up your mailbox faster than anything: junk mail. For the purposes of this article, let’s just call that all the […]

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“Where does your mail go?” part 1: The Cloud Option

One of the first questions people usually ask me when I say “I Live on the Cloud” is about snail mail. What happens when people send me stuff?¬† The postal service may not require you to have an address, but the government sure wants to know where to tax* you, and they don’t do clouds! […]

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