USPS to deliver e-mail on paper
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Aug 10, 2000
The U.S. Postal Service soon will test a new system that will take customers'
electronic documents, forward them to a printer and put them in the traditional
mailstream for delivery.
The Postal Service plans to begin a three-year test of the Mailing Online
program on Sept. 1.
Customers can upload an electronic document, such as a club newsletter,
church bulletin, or flier, along with a mailing list of up to 5,000 recipients.
The Postal Service then will securely forward the file to a printer near
the intended destination of the mailing and then deposit the finished product
into the mailstream.
Mailing Online is designed for customers who want to mail a few dozen
to a few thousand pieces at a time.