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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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The first part lists alphabetically by institution (UK), detailing the staff within the information source, contact information; usually e-mail, snail-mail, telephone, and their areas of interest/expertise.
Shortly after the piece ran, readers bombarded the paper with angry comments via e-mail, snail-mail, and telephone.
CATHOLIC readers, especially those who have snail-mailed, e-mailed, called, or faxed.