System and method for mail verification

CAFC
  • US 7,818,268 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2002
  • Issued: 10/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of verifying mail identification data, comprising:

  • affixing mail identification data to at least one mail object, said mail identification data comprising a single set of encoded data that includes at least a unique identifier, sender data, recipient data and shipping method data, wherein said unique identifier consists of a numeric value assigned by a sender of said at least one mail object;

    storing at least a verifying portion of said mail identification data;

    receiving by a computer at least an authenticating portion of said mail identification data from at least one reception device via a network, wherein said authenticating portion of said mail identification data comprises at least said sender data and said shipping method data; and

    providing by said computer mail verification data via said network when said authenticating portion of said mail identification data corresponds with said verifying portion of said mail identification data.

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