SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The United States Postal Service wants to email your mail to you.
It’s called Informed Delivery, and it’s already available in cities on the East Coast.READ MORE: Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods'
Customers can sign up for an app online to have a photo of the daily content of their mailbox emailed to them daily.
“Black and white images of your actual letter-sized mail pieces, processed by USPS sorting equipment, will be provided… each morning,” according to the website.READ MORE: West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic Meals
The USPS doesn’t open the letters. Customers have to do that themselves to see what’s actually inside.
Still, the USPS says this digital preview of the daily mail will be a big help for customers when they are traveling, or expecting an important letter in the mail.
Informed Delivery is not available to businesses, and only covers letter-sized mail, not packages, catalogues or magazines.MORE NEWS: San Jose Police Investigate Saturday Shooting Near Elementary School
So far, the system is being tested in certain zip codes in New York and Virginia, but the USPS says it will expand the program in 2016.