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Email Me Please – Mail Delivery Getting Chopped to 3 Days Per Week

Finally. No more killing trees unnecesarily to mail me a letter. Email your junk to me so I can add you to my spam filters. :)


Postmaster says days are numbered for Saturday mail delivery

Falling mail volume and soaring red ink may soon doom Saturday mail delivery and prompt three-day-a-week delivery within 15 years, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warns.

Donahoe’s forecast is based on a projected $8.3 billion loss this year as the drift from paper to electronic communication hammers the Postal Service. “On Sept. 30,” he told the USA TODAY editorial board Tuesday, “I won’t be able to pay my bills.”

Donahoe wasn’t specific about how soon he would like to reduce service but said he thinks Congress, struggling with the federal budget, will be more open to the idea now. He said a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll last year helped move the discussion along. More than half of those polled had no problem with losing Saturday mail.

The Postal Service estimates the move would save $3.1 billion a year.

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  • Keith Ainsley says:

    Actually, Maybe we should start letting UPS and FedEX start to handle regular mail. I’d bet we would get better service and bleeding govt budgets.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:13 PM

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