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(I remember having to do that when we had a mailbox on the curb.)

Something else that was common was tha when you received mail in an old
fashioned mailbox  you would know based on the position of the door.

Regionally, I have seen it two ways:
1) Customer closes the bx all of the way, and the postman leaves the box
partially ajar when they deliver mail
2) Customer leaves the door to their mailbox open part way, and when mail
is delivered, the box is completely closed.

#2 seemes to be more common from my recollection.

Even though you point out the flag is for the postman, I think it is still
applicable on my box, since postmaster is aliased to me. ;-)

Ok. I fyou really want to confuse a metaphor, consider the original
Majordomo and the use of the word today. Is a mailing list/system a house?

(heh)

-ME

Ken Bloom said:
> A fact that very few of us city (?) folk are aware of is that the flag
> on the mailbox isn't used to indicate when you have recieved mail. It's
> to indicate to the postman that there's mail to be picked up - on the
> off chance that he doesn't have anything to deliver to you, he'll see
> the flag and stop anyway to pick up the outgoing mail that is hidden
> within the mailbox.
>
> On 2004.01.05 15:33, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
>> Back in my undergrad days at RPI (a well-known nerdy engineering
>> school in NY), I knew someone who did something like this.  He had
>> mailbox flag (taken off a authentic old school mailbox) attached to a
>> stepper motor attached to the side of his monitor.  When he got new
>> mail, the flag would raise up.  When he read it all, it would go back
>> down.  :)
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
>>
>> Dave Margolis wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, dylan wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> as ridiculous as this might sound -- i would like to put an LED in
>>>> the hand
>>>> of a small figurine that lights up when i have email -- i would be
>>>> sending
>>>> serial commands via shell scripts to a Basic Stamp in order to
>>>> toggle the
>>>> LED..... i know pretty dorky...  :)
>>>
>>>
>>> I don't think that sounds dorky - sounds like a cool idea (but maybe
>>> I'm a
>>> big dork).  Please post how you did it (and maybe some pictures) if/
>>> when
>>> you get it working.
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
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>>
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