The internet has revolutionized the speed at which people communicate.

Now the Swiss postal service is hoping to do the same for regular snail mail. The company offers a service called Swiss Post Box to customers wanting to receive their physical letters over the internet.

More from the Swiss Post Box website:

We first scan the envelope of your mail without opening it, then send you an email with an image of that envelope. Then you tell us what to do with each unopened piece of mail:

  • Open and scan the contents confidentially and under the strictest security measures so that you can read the contents online.
  • Send the unopened letter(s) to an address of your choice.
  • Recycle your letter.
  • Shred and dispose of your letter.
  • Archive the contents as for as long as you want or as long as the law requires.