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Did you know you can see your mail before it arrives?

Posted at 3:30 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 05:31:43-04

You'll soon be able to see your mail before it even arrives in your mailbox.

The United States Postal Service has been testing this out in a few cities, but it's going nationwide next week.
 
Once you sign up for the free service, you'll get an email each morning with black and white images of the front side of letters that are on the way to your home.
 
The post office isn't actually opening your mail... just doing a digital scan of the envelope.
 
One good thing about getting a picture of your mail is if it doesn't end up arriving, it makes it easier to report what's missing.
 
You may get it back faster.
 
The postal service says you shouldn't be worried about your privacy with this service because it's protecting your personal information.
 
Make sure when you get notification emails they are from USPS.gov, otherwise they could be scam emails.
 
CLICK HERE if you'd like to sign up for this service.