Definitions for bulk mail

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bulk′ mail′(n.)

  1. a category of mail for mailing large numbers of identical printed items at less than first-class rates.

bulk′-mail`(v.t.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bulk mail(noun)

    mail consisting of large numbers of identical items (circulars or advertisements) sent to individual addresses at less than 1st-class rates and paid for in one lot

Freebase

  1. Bulk mail

    Bulk mail broadly refers to mail that is mailed and processed in bulk at reduced rates. The term does not denote any particular purpose for the mail; but in general usage is synonymous with "junk mail". For example, the United States Postal Service defines bulk mail broadly as "quantities of mail prepared for mailing at reduced postage rates." The preparation includes presorting and placing into containers by ZIP code. The containers, along with a manifest, are taken to an area in a post office called a bulk-mail-entry unit. The presorting and the use of containers allow highly automated mail processing, both in bulk and piecewise, in processing facilities called bulk mail centers. In 2009, the USPS announced plans to streamline sorting and delivery, which would recast the BMCs as "Network Distribution Centers".

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