Snail Mail


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Snail Mail

A popular slang term for correspondence sent through the post, rather than by e-mail. Snail mail is much slower than e-mail (hence its name) and has become less common for correspondence in which a physical signature or package is not required.

Snail Mail

A term often used by Internet aficionados to describe traditional ground mail via the U.S. Postal Service, referring to its relatively slow speed of delivery compared to e-mail.
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In our "gotta have it yesterday" world, snail mail just doesn't make it any more.
If you object to any of the ideas presented herein, please write to me via snail mail c/o Chief Executive.
That method of attack can be automated, according to a new paper by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and AT&T Labs, making it simple for one person to send literally tons of unwanted snail mail to a hapless victim.
There's snail mail. And then there's "Sawmail." That's what Atlanta remodeler SawHorse calls its use of an old-fashioned black RFD mailbox on site to exchange information with clients during a project.
"In a year's time, when I launch my newsletter, do you think I should e-mail some of these people and offer them a free sample through snail mail?
In the meantime, feel free to drop us a line with your own nominations (edit@winesandvines.com), or send tear-sheets to us via snail mail.
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Heard the one about the fashionista and his arm candy who live in parallel universes, and prefer chat rooms to snail mail? This trendy tale is nonsense, but it would now pass inspection by the world's authority on the English language.
* CONTACT US--tells you how to reach LWVUS by phone and snail mail and also provides e-mail addresses for the departments.
WHAT a joy to see that the old snail mail is still alive and kicking!
Falkirk is fifth from bottom of the snail mail league, while Inverness is 18th and Glasgow 2Oth.
One TaxTalk participant has started to include his e-mail address beneath his signature on all "snail mail" and faxes to facilitate the transition to faster e-mail correspondence.