If you were looking to have somebody handle your mail for you, what would be the perfect mail forwarding service you're dreaming of?

How about a service that would let you look at the face of an envelope and then you tell them if you want to see what's inside? Or what if there was a service that scanned all of your mail so you didn't even have to touch it; you just went to your computer, logged in and it was all there.

Well it's no longer just a dream - that's what you get with today's most popular mail forwarding services. They're no longer just companies that forward your mail to you wherever you are, now they're much more.

Just as in your dream, they scan the envelope first, and then let you decide if you want the contents scanned. If you don't want to see what's inside (for example if a piece of junk mail accidentally got delivered), you just tell them to toss it, and it's out of your hair.

When you start looking for a mail forwarding service, you may be surprised to find out that you have some decisions to make. While you thought this would be an easy thing to take care of, there are just a few things that vary depending on which service you choose. Here are a few things you should take a look at before you decide on which service to use.

The first thing would be your address selection. If you want your mail delivered to your particular cities address, then you'll have to pick a mail forwarding service that has a virtual address in that city.

The next thing you want to consider is how many pieces of mail they will scan for the base monthly fee. This is the one part that varies a lot by different services, and one that could really add up if you don't pay attention to it, depending on how much mail you get a month. Many times if you take a good look at how much "real" mail you get a month, it isn't that much. Most of the pile-up of mail you get now is probably third class "junk mail" - or business bulk mail as the post office calls it, but that mail is not forwarded by the post office so it should not end up at the Mail Forwarding Company.

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