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Why do all my secondary envelopes say "Address Service Requested?"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tweetie_bird, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    This is getting stranger and stranger.

    All the secondaries that are arriving in mail seem to have this stamp on them: "Address Service Requested." What does that even mean? My name and address are correctly printed on the envelope, so why is this being printed on the envelopes?

    Anybody know??
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  3. Bikini Princess

    Bikini Princess 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2002
    Hi Tweetie,

    I think this means that if the receiver isn't you (ie you've moved) that that person is to forward this mail to you.
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Actually, it's a little more than that. The Adress Service is something the postal service does. If you file an official mail-fowarding with the postal service (you know when they stick those little yellow stickers with your new address on your mail), if the envelope says Address Service Requested, then the postal service will not only forward your mail to you, but they will also mail the sender a card giving the old and new addresses so that the sender can update their records.
  5. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Oops! I hope BMG doesn't find me :)
  6. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    awesome, MPP! thanks for the quick reply.

    So I guess I should not be worried because I don't have an official forwarding address set up with the Post Office. :)

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