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Old 04-17-2019, 05:58 PM
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US Postal Service-Informed Delivery



Anybody using it to monitor their residential mail?

I signed up on the 7th of April, the first email showing Monday's mail arrived at 10am on the 8th and I did not get my USPS 'Welcome To Informed Delivery' confirmation letter until the 11th.

My only gripe is I wish the USPS would have waited at least 24hrs after I received the confirmation letter before starting the service. That way, had I not 'planted my flag' with this service by registering online, I would have been TIPPED OFF that someone else, like a lowlife ID theft miscreant, had claimed my address and starting monitoring my mail. Which just happened to a family member recently.

From what I understand, if you want to get your address DISENROLLED from this service permanently you have to do the following:
1) Enroll online at USPS.com and create an account.
2) Once you have your online account established, call USPS customer service at 1.800.344.7779.
3) Request specifically that you speak with a 'Technical Support' individual, then inform them that you want your address removed permanently. From what I understand, address information from the service should be removed within 24hrs.

Interesting reading:

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/...ce/#more-45519
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Interesting. I'm using it for my real change of address and it is convenient. But yeah it seemed a little on the trusting side.
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I don’t understand what’s going on in here. Have you called PayPal yet?
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I've been signed up since the beginning. The best part is getting an email with pictures of all my junk mail, then physically getting the junk mail.
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Interesting. I'm using it for my real change of address and it is convenient. But yeah it seemed a little on the trusting side.
The funny thing is that I was, as a test, purposefully monitoring for the USPS confirmation letter, knowing it would arrive but not knowing when. Then on the 11th the Informed Delivery email arrived and there it was, in a clear black and white email picture, sent from a USPS address in Washington, DC.

The bad thing about it is that any adult that lives at the address and receiving mail can register for the service. In my case, going forward, should someone other then myself try and register to receive mail, I will have the email picture of their confirmation letter show up in my email as well, thus tipping me off that someone else is monitoring my address.

The service does not differentiate between names, so as long as the address is the same all registered members, legal or illegal, get email notified.

From my experience so far, It also seems to work only on regular sized envelopes and post card size items. Larger envelopes, like 8.5X11 does not get electronically photographed; however, you will receive an email saying something is arriving for that day, you just don't know what it is. If no mail is being sent that day, you get no email.
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I've been signed up since the beginning. The best part is getting an email with pictures of all my junk mail, then physically getting the junk mail.
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I've been using it and really enjoy it! definitely a great service provided by USPS!

I also have a similar informed delivery set up for UPS and FedEx so I can see when packages are arriving and can re-direct to a store to pickup if necessary.
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I've been signed up since the beginning. The best part is getting an email with pictures of all my junk mail, then physically getting the junk mail.

Funny you mentioned this and that this thread was created.


Because of Informed Delivery, I started seeing so many CC offers and started getting tired of receiving them so I looked into how to stop them.

You go onto this website: https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ to opt out. You can do a 5 year opt out online, but if you want a permanent one, you fill out the form and then there's a letter you must sign and send to a PO Box. I'm hoping when this is all done, I'll be receiving less junk CC offers in the mail.
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I'm hoping when this is all done, I'll be receiving less junk CC offers in the mail.
It does work. I did the permanent delete many years ago.

In addition, on the credit cards that you do have anaccount with, if they bombard you with those paper 'credit checks', like they did me years ago, you have to call Customer Service and request them to stop sending them and they will.

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Just make sure if you move that you cancel it. I moved last September and get my new mail AND get mail (addressed to me or the new owner) that's being sent to my old address still being sent to me. I think it might be because I used a different email address for the new address.
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