Letters to the Editor: A reporter turned her identity theft hell into a valuable public service for readers
The U.S. Postal Service has announced a new service (a letter to the editor) called “Mail to Know: Personal Identity Protection” which makes it much easier for us to send letters with our actual information, rather than have to input it.
What is this service?
From “Mail to Know: Personal Identity Protection”:
“The U.S. Postal Service has announced a new service (a letter to the editor) called ‘Mail to Know: Personal Identity Protection’ which makes it much easier for us to send letters with our actual information, rather than have to input it.”
How does this new service work with the mail? How does this affect the mail? How does this affect e-mails? How does this affect the letters we write?
As for the mail, the U.S. Postal Service is already required to provide services like “mail to know” to its subscribers, so that subscribers have a convenient method of knowing their own addresses. If the Postal Service wants to “provide” this service to people who don’t use the mail to keep track of their own addresses, I suppose they could do so, but I don’t see why they would. It doesn’t make sense. Let the people who use the mail know who they are so that they can put their addresses in the box so that they don’t have to get a Post Office box for mail but still have a convenient place to write their letters.
How does this affect e-mails?
The e-mail service that I subscribe to, i.e. Yahoo! Mail, has the “Reply all” button that, when clicked, sends your email to the address that is associated with your e-mail account, rather then the sender. If the U.S. Postal Service wants to provide this service to the people who don’t use the mail to identify themselves, I believe that the Postal Service should be able to provide a similar service; that is if they want to do so, in fact they should.
What would happen if I had a mail to an address that was not listed on the web page of the U.S. Postal Service