NewsForge: New Mail Service Relies on Open Source Tools

” Email has gained acceptance as a quick, easy way to
communicate. Some have even gone as far as to say that the
time-honored custom of writing letters and sending them via postal
mail (or snail mail, a reference to the lack of speed some perceive
from the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery times) is a dying one. For
those who still need it, however, a new service based on open
source software makes it possible to send actual hard copy ‘snail
mail’ directly from your Web browser.

“Appropriately, it’s called L-Mail, or Letter Mail. Launched
this week by Web design and consulting firm QiQ Ltd., the service
takes your typed-in message, prints it out on paper, puts it in an
envelope, and stamps it and mails it, from any of eight locations
in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Spain, and the United