A new service will email users images of the physical envelopes they receive each day, especially helpful when anticipating an urgent letter

Ever wanted to get your paper mail through your email? The U.S. Postal Service is testing a notification service called Informed Delivery so that you can get photographs of the physical mail envelopes you receive each day to your email inbox (just the envelopes, though—no access to the contents inside).

You can sign up to test out the free service on the USPS website if you’re in the New York Metro area. Informed Delivery has been available in several Northern Virginia zip codes since 2014. The emails are sent every morning the mail is processed, usually before 11AM. You can see up to 10 envelope images per email, and access more through an online dashboard.

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