Snailmail

Normal postal mail, where an actual physical letter or package is delivered. The term didn’t exist until electronic mail (e-mail)became so prevalent that there was a requirement to differentiate the two. Obviously, the term was invented by e-mail aficionados as a small barb directed at the relative slowness of physical transportation.

Snailmail is sometimes spelled as two separate words, snail mail.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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