Post Office mail hold is not reliable!

If you are planning to go on vacation and put a hold on your mail at the Post Office here are a couple of tips.

  1. You can put the hold on the Internet via the USPS website. But this doesn’t always work or if it does, it doesn’t work well. We used this method to put mail on hold. It was on hold for 2 days instead of 7 days! The net effect being that our mailbox was stuffed with mail when we returned.
  2. You can fill out a form and send/drop it off at the post office. Last time we tried this method and it didn’t work very well either. We ended up wit a stuffed mailbox again!

So, if you are planning to put your mail on hold I would suggest doing both of the above just to be on the safe side!

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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