There are three reasons why you may want to send emails as paper letters using snail mail:
1. Some of your relatives live in remote villages where they donâ€™t have computers let alone access to Internet.
2. Your grandparents know computers but theyâ€™ll probably feel more happy if you could send them emails and photographs in paper form that they can read in the lawn outside.
3. You are trying to reach someone who already gets a few hundred email messages per day. Your email may get lost in the clutter but if you take the snail mail approach, chances are high that he or she will at least read your message if not respond to it.
How to Send Email as Snail Mail?
Print your email message, insert it into an envelope, rush to the nearest post office, buy some postage stamps and drop the letter in a post box.
Well thatâ€™s one of the option but it involves too much work so weâ€™ll shift attention to some automated email to snail mail services that enable us to send paper mail right from the computer at our home.
These web based letter printing and dispatching services work more or less the same way. You send then an email or upload the document as Word or PDF on to their servers, make the payment online and theyâ€™ll send the letter via regular postal mail to the specified physical address.
Email to Postal Mail Services – A Comparison
|Â||Pricing||Colored Printing||Payment Options||Whatâ€™s Unique?|
|Postal Methods||$1 for US addresses and $1.5 for international addresses||No||Credit Cards||More useful for bulk mails as price decreases with volume|
|Mail a Letter||$1 for US addresses and $2 for international addresses||Yes||Credit Cards, PayPal, Google Checkout||You can add a self addressed envelope with the letter|
|Postful||$1 for US addresses and $1.5 for international addresses||Yes||Credit Cards, PayPal, Google Checkout||You can send colored photos as postcards|
|EZGram||$1 for US addresses and $1.6 for non-US addresses||Yes||Credit Cards and PayPal||Supports USPS Priority Mail for quick delivery|
|L-Mail||Around $1 – depends on country||No||Credit Cards and Debit Cards||SupportsÂ BrailleÂ and audio letters|
|Click 2 Mail||Recommended for bulk mail||Yes||Credit Cards||Supports Product Flyers, Booklets and Postcards|
|Email 2 Postal||$1 for US addresses||No||Credit Cards||Supports handwritten envelopes and greeting cards|
|PC 2 Paper||$0.8 for UK and $1.5 for non-UK addresses||Yes||Credit Cards, Paypal and Nochex||Offers a real UK based postal address for incoming post|
All the web based post mail services discussed above let you send letters from anywhere in the world to any other destination. There are some country specific services likeÂ Via PostÂ (for UK),Â Pixel LetterÂ (for European Union),Â Snail Mail MeÂ (for Canada) andÂ India PostÂ (for residents of India) that may turn out to be cheaper if are sending letters to any of these countries.
Also, of the services listed above, only L-Mail has offices (or rather printing stations) in quite a few international locations (including Mumbai in India) and thus it can deliver mails more quickly (and cheaply) depending upon the destination address. And if you insist on sending colored letters or documents, Postful may be a good choice as they donâ€™t charge extra for colored prints.