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Subject: is mail to a friend working for you?
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 5:29 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2010
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I've been trying to use mail to a friend all day and can't get past the address entering field. Is anyone else having this problem?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 5:36 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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It's working fine for me. You can only use addresses that are in the USPS database though. You can check here: https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action. If you get a single result that includes a ZIP+4, then the address should be usable here.

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 6:25 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Use the wrong abbreviation and it will not be accepted.  To make this more complicated, the standards are set by the local district, not a National standard.  I had this long spiel about format, until I realized that each area seems to handle apartment numbers differently.   

There is a list of standard abbreviations, such as Av, not Avenue or Ave.  No periods.  

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I had trouble with it earlier this week using addresses that I've sent to many times before--- the system wasn't finding them in the "stored" alternate addresses.

Last Edited on: 2/1/14 8:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 1:27 PM ET
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Ah.  That issue might be the server update.  There is a chance that stored addresses were cleared.