Snail mail

Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
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Snail mail is a slang term describing traditional paper mail sent by postal service. As you likely know, it can take several days or even weeks to receive a message by post, whereas e-mail and other forms of modern digital communication are nearly instantaneous. Consequently, snail mail is aptly named as it is a much slower form of written communication by comparison.

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