I’ve hunted for a good way digitalize my snail mail for ages. Earth Class Mail is the best known online postal mail service, but last I checked everyone hates Earth Class Mail for its slowness and price. Zumbox wants to effectively give every brick-and-mortar mailbox its own email address, but then your traditional mail problems — receiving junk and having to change your address — just get digitalized.
Virtual Post Mail is the first online postal mail service to make sense. You’re stuck with an address in Walnut, CA — no, I didn’t move north — but you’ll receive your mail fast and securely. You log into VirtualPostMail.com –which vibes like Apple’s Me.com — to see scans of the front and back of your mail. You can then have your mail opened and scanned, forwarded, shredded, or some combination of the three. While using VirtualPostMail, I received a bajillion-page document, and Virtual Post Mail actually called to ask if I wanted it scanned or shipped overnight. (Service? Go fig.) Virtual Post Mail is a perfect way to get the privacy of a PO box with the convenience of email, and convince ex-toyfriends you moved to Walnut.
Where is that city, anyway…