When I try to change my address via USPS, the system always thinks my billing address is wrong, but it's not! Has anybody else had this issue? Is there a way to fix it?
This is going to sound strange-- but the postal service is big on abbreviations.The address-system is a computer --so it has no 'judgement'.For instance-- say your billing address is123 South Maple St Anywhere, Kentucky, 12345The system might write that address as123 South Maple St.or (more likely) 123 S. Maple St. Are you using the exact address that is printed on your billing STATEMENT from that credit/ debit card ?
When mailing a parcel, what happens if I use a return address different from the one I'm mailing from?
Nothing happens.The Postal Service is only concerned with the fact that correct postage has been paid, that the package doesn’t contain flammable or explosive items and that there is no intent on the sender’s part to defraud or extort any possible recipient. They don’t care if the sender’s current address is the return as the sender will have to explain if the package itself is lost why they chose to use a different return address.I have personally sent many packages using my home as a return address even when I wasn’t at home. This was to ensure that if the package couldn’t be delivered, it would be returned to my home and then I could ship it again.
What does it mean to have mail returned with "addressee gone away"?
As an employee of the Royal Mail for over 40 years i think i can answer this onewith a straight answer. Everyday when i go to work i receive letters on my benchwith the terms "this person has gone away "on the front of the letter i don't redeliver that letter to the address on the front , but i place a red sticker on to it and tick the box which says addressee gone away and then i put a ring in pen around the return address and place it in the box allocated for the letters to be returned to sender.This means the person no longer lives at this address and is therefore being returned to sender.
What does the code UTF on returned postal mail stand for?
Unicode Transformation format or problems with the addressee/finding it!
What does bbc: or bc:, etc mean in emails?
Here, from Yahoo Mail Help Page: Cc: stands for "carbon copy." Anyone listed in the Cc: field of a message receives a copy of that message when you send it. All other recipients of that message can see that the person you designated as a Cc: recipient has received a copy of the message. Bcc: stands for "blind carbon copy." This is similar to the Cc: feature, except that Bcc: recipients are invisible to all the other recipients of the message (including other Bcc: recipients). For example, if you send a message To: email@example.com and Bcc: firstname.lastname@example.org, then johndoe sees himself as the message's only recipient. Janedoe, on the other hand, is "in the know"—she can see that you sent the message To: johndoe, and that you blind-copied her. To add an entry in the Bcc: field, click the "Show BCC" link to the right of the "To:" field. Note: To send a message, you must always specify at least one recipient in the "To:" field. If you don't, an error message appears when you attempt to send the message.
When do you write "return to sender" on mail?
You shouldn't. Here's what you can and should do for first-class mail and parcels. (Note: Toss “junk mail”, that is, mail with a bulk mail, non-profit, or standard mail stamp or endorsement in the trash or recycling bin unless it contains the text “address correction requested “. “Standard” rate mail will contain the abbreviation “PRSRT STD” or some expansion of that)If the addressee has moved, put a diagonal slash through the address and write “moved”.If the name is not familiar to anyone who lives there, again put a diagonal slash through the address, but write “unknown” on the envelope.If the item is a package with merchandise, you can write “refused”… but be aware that many companies have procedures for returns (i.e., requiring an RMA or return merchandise authorization) in order for it to be credited to you).DO NOT use any of these endorsements for mail addressed to people who do live there. A “return to sender” endorsement (or any of the others) may cause the carrier to hold all mail for that person pending a change of address form; with no COA on file, mail will be returned to sender after a week or so.Side note: as often happens, the pop song from the 60s, “Return to sender, address unknown” gets it wrong. The address was known and the mail delivered. Correct would be, “… addressee unknown”, if the letter was addressed to someone who didn't live there. For emphasis’ sake: if you start “returning” or “unknowning” your mail, you'll soon enough start to see none of your mail delivered.