My mail began arriving at Earth Class Mail, today.
Here’s how it works. As new mail arrives, it goes through a machine that scans front & back of the envelope. It can read the address, so knows to which account to upload the images (I can view the back of each envelope as well). You should normally be able to tell if it’s something you wish to open and simply mark it to be scanned and/or shipped to you. If not, you can have them trash (recycle, of course) or shred. I just marked those three to be scanned and they promise to have it done by tomorrow morning.
Then I’ll deal with it, delete the scanned images, and I’m done. Paperless. No stacks of mail, and I can deal with everything anywhere in the world. I hear they’re working on being able to deposit checks you receive in the mail for you. That’ll be nice if they can swing it.
The only trouble, so far, is that it’s a bit arduous to get started. The USPS requires that you fill out a form appointing them as your agent, and to add insult, you must have it notarized. As if I’m not competent to manage my own affairs. I don’t need the USPS’s protection. I’ll take my own chances.