YOUVE GOT MAIL
Just like the start of that movie, those three words can make your day. And now, you can actually send and receive mail almost anywhere in SL.
The Bellisseria Bureau of Bureaucracy has introduced a mail system – that is right.. you can actually send and receive mail to/from your friends. This includes both objects and notecards – the only caveat is that whatever you send has to be transferable.
You can set up a mailbox on your property and it will indicate when you receive mail. Then you click the box and receive it. Or if you prefer, you can go to your local post office to collect the mail. If you want to send mail to someone else, you will have to go to the post office to send it.
The first release came out on November 12 to serve residents of Bellisseria. More precisely, if you wanted to rez a mailbox at your property, you could only do that in Bellisseria. It was still possible to send mail to non-Bellisserian residents, they would just have to go to the Bellisseria post office to pick it up.
The service was expanded on November 18 to serve all of SL. Two new post offices were added, Horizons Post office and Sansara Post Office. If you obtain a mail box from either of those post offices, you can rez it anywhere in SL to receive Mail.
To send mail, you have to go to a post office. Look for the red UK-style post box outside. Touch it and a data entry field pops up. Type in either the person’s Legacy Name (login name) OR their UUID and hit "Enter". Then use the control key and drag the Object or Notecard from inventory into that post box.
If you would like to set up your own mail box at home, you can get a free one from the Post Office. Note: if you are setting it up in any non-Bellissaria parcel, you must NOT use the one from the Main Post Office… that Post Office still only services Bellisseria. You can grab a mail box instead from either the Horizons or Sansara Post Offices. It will work on any valid SL Parcel, as long as the BBB Experience is enabled there. When you first try to use your rez your new mail box, it will ask you to accept the BBB Experience. Be sure to enable that or the mailbox wont work.
Finally if you would like to receive mail but do NOT want to rez a mailbox, you can go to the post office and look for the wall of PO boxes. Click anywhere on that wall to receive your mail.
There is one caveat to this mail system ... if you send a notecard or object to someone, they must claim it within 7 days or the system considers it “stale” and deletes it.
This SL Postal System arrives just in time for the holiday season. It is a bit better than the Real Life Post Office, because you dont have to stand in line for 30 minutes to send your Holiday Packages.
Article and photos by Teresa Firelight
NEW STAMP LOCATIONS
We have six new locations this week and one revival! The first of two new LDPW locations is Squall Public Beach at the end of Route 7 on Gaeta V. If you go for a wander nearby, you'll find Magellan Linden's Bear in a tent on the LDPW campsite. We've never encountered a randomly-placed Linden Bear before, have you?
Kingpost is a public dock and rez zone on your editor's home continent of Satori and is the home of the Salty Mole Tavern, which features on the stamp.
The first of our privately-owned locations this week is also on Satori, in the region of Willowtail. It is a public airport in the south of the continent with easy access to the Blake Sea and Southern Continents. One of its claims to prominence is "the nicest airport bathroom in SL!"
Housed in the RPG HQ of the SL Guardian Angels is the office of the Second Life Newser –
Your source of news about the people, places, things, and events across Second Life
It's a venerable SL publication with a suitably old school HQ build and – now – a wonderfully old-fashioned stamp!
Next is a limited edition stamp for the Holidazzle Imagination Station charity event to raise money for the Charge Syndrome Foundation. It's an excellent cause so please consider making a donation when you visit to pick up your stamp. The event is already underway and runs until January 31, 2022.
Haiku's Free Museum is yet another Satori location. It's a philanthropic operation designed to promote art and bring it into the homes of residents who might not otherwise visit galleries. The owner buys the rights to the art from the artists at many times the usual price, on terms that she can place the images on resizeable prims and give them away to visitors! The artists featured include some of the "big names" of SL art. You can pick up as many artworks as you like for no charge! It's her way of giving back to the SL community. Be sure to browse when you visit to collect your stamp. You can have an amazing collection of art in SL for free.
As an SL aviator himself, your editor was delighted to see Abbot's Historical Airport featured this week. It is the oldest active airport in SL (established 2004). It has been dormant for about a year but it's good to see this venerable SL institution back in the guide. If you've already collected it, be aware that the stamp is not new.
|Squall Public Beach|
|Holidazzle Imagination Station|
|Haiku's Free Museum|
|Abbotts Historical Airport|