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Is your mailbox full of junk mail? Tired of telemarketers? Sick of spam? This guide can help you opt out of them.

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Post Office to Change Mail Delivery Service

Update April 10, 2013: The Post Office will still deliver mail on Saturdays. Learn more.

Starting in August, the U.S. Postal Service will no longer deliver first-class mail on Saturdays. First-class mail includes bills, catalogs, letters, cards and other general correspondence.

Packages and express mail will still be delivered Saturdays.

Mail will still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays, and Post Office locations currently open on Saturdays will remain open.

The change in service is expected to save the Postal Service $2 billion dollars annually.

The Postal Service is an independent government agency and does not receive tax money to support its operations. It relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

If you would like more information about the new mail delivery schedule, you can send questions and comments to the U.S. Postal Service.

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.

Image description: This 1921 Ford Model T was owned by rural mail carrier Harold Crabtree of Central Square, NY. The vehicle is fitted with the “Mailman’s Special” attachment to help it travel through deep snow. Learn more about the Ford Model-T snowmobile attachment.
Photo from the National Postal Museum

Image description: This 1921 Ford Model T was owned by rural mail carrier Harold Crabtree of Central Square, NY. The vehicle is fitted with the “Mailman’s Special” attachment to help it travel through deep snow. Learn more about the Ford Model-T snowmobile attachment.

Photo from the National Postal Museum