From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Mail Box
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Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 18:18:56 GMT
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On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 05:01:06 +1100, the renowned "Rod Speed"
>Spehro Pefhany wrote in message
>> Rick Merrill wrote
>>> It is TRUE that it is against Federal law for
>>> anyone to use a Rural Mail Box except for
>>> the USPS and the owner and their family.
>Bet you cant actually cite that federal law.
>> Not just rural mailboxes, here's the appropriate regulations:
>That aint federal LAW. THAT was the original claim.
Alright smart-ass, look at Title 18, Part I, Chapter 83, Section 1725
Sec. 1725. - Postage unpaid on deposited mail matter
Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as
statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter,
on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established,
approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or
delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment
of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under
So, it appears to be legal as long as you put *some* postage on it, if
you interpret the code literally (IANAL). Or if the material is
not "mailable" for some reason. Presumably live snakes are considered
mailable if the previously mentioned charge was to hold water.
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