What’s in the box? USPS emailing images of snail mail

(NEW YORK) — It may seem counter-intuitive, but the United States Postal Service is broadening a pilot program that emails residents pictures of what’s in their snail mailboxes.

Hoping to save you a schlep to fetch the mail only to return with junk, or worse, empty-handed, the website Engadget reports the USPS’ “Informed Delivery” service will shoot residents up to 10 peeks a day of what’s in the box.

While the service was being tested in Virginia since 2014, Informed Delivery is now available to residents in New York City and Connecticut, with other markets to follow.

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