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Automatic scanned mail methodology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016354D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a business method which can help make mail safer, more convenient and more cost effective. This business idea entails creating a methodology that allows personal mail to be emailed to an address, but the physical address would be kept confidential. Companies would electronically send mail to an electronic "post office" . The advantage is the company sending the mailing may want to gain the benefit of going through the postal system for post mark dates without actually sending a physical copy. There would not be a physical address tied to the recipient so the physical whereabouts of the recipient would remain confidential. This idea would also insure a no carrier intervention and no physical problems (wind/rain/kids or others stealing mail). All mail would then be destroyed as to eliminate identity theft. 1