New post office tool lets you see the mail you receive while away

Labor Day travelers will be able to see what will arrive in their mailboxes while they’re away this weekend, thanks to a new online feature from the U.S. Postal Service.

“Informed Delivery” lets residents see what is arriving in their mailboxes by sending them digital previews of their envelopes and postcards, according to the USPS.

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The images can be viewed via email notifications or accessed through an online dashboard at

The online feature already has more than 5 million users nationwide and has received high marks, according to the USPS.

Around 96 percent of users said they are satisfied with the new feature and 95 percent check their notifications almost every day.

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Although all U.S. post offices will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day, Priority Mail Express delivery will continue during the holiday. Normal services will resume on Tuesday, according to the USPS.

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