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Dear Lifehacker,

I keep getting someone else's mail. It's not like I just moved here. I've been here for three years, and I still get real mail addressed to the person who lived here before me! How can I stop this? It's annoying for me, and can't be good for her, either. Any suggestions?

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Address and send traditional snail mail via email on the cheap with web site Postful. In contrast to a similar service called eSnailer, which sends snail mail for free but requires you to sign up for a "special offer," Postful asks for a relatively low fee of $.99 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page. (AU - more to send outside the US - see their FAQ.)Whether it's to keep in contact with a Luddite lacking an email address or you just really hate buying stamps and finding a mailbox, Postful is a potentially worthwhile tool. You can even set up unique Postful email addresses for frequent contacts so that, for example, you can include your email-less grandparents in an email you're sending.

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