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Are you planning a vacation? Don’t let your mailbox fill up. Use this online tool to put your mail on hold.

How to Put Your Mail On Hold

The U.S. Postal Service can hold your mail if you plan to be away for three or more days (up to 30 days).

When you fill out a request for Hold Mail Service, you’ll need to enter the start and end dates and indicate whether you prefer to pick up your accumulated mail or have it delivered.

If you’ll be away for more than 30 days, the U.S. Postal Service offers mail forwarding options.

Post Office Temporarily Bans Overseas Shipping of Devices with Lithium Batteries

Starting May 16, 2012, the U.S. Post Office will stop international shipping of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries because they are a fire hazard. Many electronic devices, such as cell phones and cameras, use these types of batteries.

The ban includes international shipping to military addresses.

However, you can continue to ship lithium battery devices from overseas to the United States, within the U.S., and to U.S. military addresses. The Post Office anticipates that the ban will end on January 1, 2013 with the introduction of new standards for safe shipping of lithium batteries.

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when is post office closed

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