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

Tweetie_bird

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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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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.
 

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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.
 
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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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