- Bulk mail
Bulk mail broadly refers to
As an example, in the
United States, the United States Postal Servicedefines bulk mail broadly as "quantities of mail prepared for mailing at reduced postage rates." The preparation includes presorting and placing into containers by ZIP code. The containers, along with a manifest, are taken to an area in a post officecalled a bulk mail entry unit. The presorting and the use of containers allow highly automated processing of the mail, both in bulk and piecewise, in processing facilities called bulk mail centers (BMCs).
Although bulk mail, junk mail and admail are, strictly speaking, not synonymous, the terms are used in common parlance to refer to unsolicited invitations delivered by mail (typically, but not invariably, at bulk rates) to homes and businesses.
* [http://www.usps.com/businessmail101/getstarted/bulkMail.htm "What Is Bulk Mail?"] , from the United States Postal Service.
* [http://www.auspost.com.au/IXP/0,1083,CH2031%257EMO19,00.html "Bulk Mail"] , at Australia Post.
* [http://www.winecountrymailingservices.com/bulk.html "Bulk vs Junk Mail"] , at Wine County Mailing Services.
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