I just discovered this, and it's pretty cool. The United States Postal Service now has a new, er, service, that will e-mail you images of what's being physically delivered to your mail box later that day. Now, while 70% of the stuff in my mailbox is full of catalogues, marketing junk mail, or bills (the worst), this has to be pretty nifty if you're expecting an important letter, envelope, or package.

It's called Informed Delivery, and the cool part is that it's completely free to sign up. It just launched about a month ago for most metro areas, including Minneapolis. I did do a quick search on the website, and I can confirm that this service is available for Rochester, too.

Once you sign up, you can get up to 10 preview images of what's being delivered to your mail box later that day, and you can view these images from your computer or phone. Maybe not as useful if you get a lot of junk mail, but probably awesome to use around the holidays or a birthday!

Source: Star Tribune