Has that check come in the mail yet?

Did your kids remember to send a Mother's Day card?

Did the bill for this year's subscription to "Cat Fancy" magazine show up?

Thanks to modern technology and the U.S. Postal Service, anyone here in Ocean County can answer those questions right on their smartphone.

One of my co-workers recently told me about the "Informed Delivery" program from the USPS.

Basically, it lets you see what letters have gone through the Post Office and are on their way to your mailbox.

Here's how the USPS describes the feature:

Informed Delivery allows users to interact with their incoming mail and packages in one convenient, online location. Users receive email notifications containing grayscale images of the exterior, address side of incoming letter-sized mailpieces that are arriving soon.

Of course, you have to verify yourself first (sorry, no, you won't be able to see who's sending love letters to your ex), but for people who need to know when important things will be showing up in their mailbox, it's a pretty powerful tool.

You can click here for the U.S. Postal Service's page about Informed Delivery, read more, and sign up for yourself.


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