From: "Rod Speed"
Subject: Re: Mail Box
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 09:15:24 +1100
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Spehro Pefhany wrote in message
> Rod Speed wrote
>> Spehro Pefhany wrote
>>> 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
Completely useless, dumbass.
> 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,
And thats where this particular section is
completely irrelevant when someone wants
to hand deliver something instead of posting it.
> shall for each such offense be fined under this title
> 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.
Or you have no intention of mailing it at all and just want somewhere
reasonably secure to leave it so it doesnt blow away etc. Doesnt
qualify as 'with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon'
> Presumably live snakes are considered mailable if
> the previously mentioned charge was to hold water.
Or that particular charge was actually a complete
wank that would never be sustainable legally. Clearly
the individual that put the snake in the letterbox had NO
'intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon' whatever
and just wanted to harass the mailbox owner instead.
No doubt that is itself a misdemeanour,
but clearly not under the postal legislation.