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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
States…”

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