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There are a lot of basic questions on Mail Art that are often asked and answered. This group might be the first place to look for answers. I will do my best to answer, but hope that other members can help out as well.

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How can I change the background of my homepage?

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Carien van Hest Feb 7. 2 Replies

Are there fountain pen enthusiasts here?

Started by Yayoi S.W.. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 6, 2019. 9 Replies

Archives that take donations?

Started by Cynthia Sillitoe. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Sep 29, 2019. 4 Replies

Finding a Print Shop

Started by res nullius aka. "res". Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro Aug 19, 2019. 5 Replies

Postcard sizes

Started by Jeremy Ng. Last reply by William M Aug 4, 2019. 7 Replies

paper glues

Started by Heide Monster. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Aug 3, 2019. 16 Replies

What do you put in Envelope?

Started by Lynne Larkin. Last reply by Vel Crowe Aug 2, 2019. 11 Replies

Instagram linked to IUOMA?

Started by Jennie Hinchcliff. Last reply by Erin Morse Jul 9, 2019. 4 Replies

Images in Blog Posts

Started by Marina Schiemenz. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jun 27, 2019. 11 Replies

What is the best way to share . . .

Started by Allison Ruby. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Feb 15, 2019. 1 Reply

What is the etiquette re altering other people's art pieces?

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 17, 2019. 10 Replies


Started by Helga Deb. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 1, 2019. 1 Reply

How to rotate a photo

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

What do I do with unwanted messages and friend requests

Started by Wendi Powell. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply


Started by Heide Monster. Last reply by Linda Rogers Sep 23, 2018. 23 Replies


Started by Manda Ballew. Last reply by Manda Ballew Jun 19, 2018. 3 Replies

Airmail themed cover exchange

Started by Jeremy Ng. Last reply by Debra Mulnick Jun 10, 2018. 3 Replies

How Do You Keep Track of Mail, Sent & Received

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Mike Parsons Apr 30, 2018. 7 Replies

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Comment by carl baker on December 20, 2018 at 8:16pm

i really dislike getting mail-art from ppl who do not identify themselves!

whats the point? i got an envelope today postmarked denver colo.with no return name/address. mail art is about exchange, its not about some anonymous spooky thing that some think it is, its frustrating, join the union and stop this nonsense please.

Comment by Mikula Lüllwitz on September 2, 2018 at 12:07pm

Is there anybody out there who is working as an art teacher in school and would like to start a mail art exchange with my group of five students at the local Montessori School here in Germany? 

Comment by Wendi Powell on August 22, 2018 at 9:04am
I changed my mind about deleting my profile. Scammed had me spooked
Comment by Wendi Powell on August 19, 2018 at 4:06am

How do I delete my profile.

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on July 23, 2018 at 12:03pm

NO Jury, NO Selection, NO Returns and NO Entry Fees are the few basic rules all Mail Art shows/projects/exhibits have in their participation Calls.  Even when some shows stretch them to a deadline or to a particular format, the basics is never changed and it has been this way since decades.

I now ask myself why in IUOMA's Mail Art Projects blog is allowed a proliferation of Calls that use the Mail Art word but have nothing to do with it, as they request Entry Fees, have Jury, do Selection and give Awards, creating confusion for new Mail Artists and deforming the nature of Mail Art.
IUOMA, as International Union of Mail Artists, plays an important part in promoting the right information, specially its projects blog, that is reference to a huge audience.
please, don't post nor promote Calls that mislead the concept of Mail Art unless their rules are changed. give a chance to educate ignorance and eliminate slyness. 
I understand the costs involved in some projects where there is documentation sent out that can produce a request for money, but it should be as donation and kept free not as a rule for entry. 

Comment by Kathy Barnett on June 19, 2018 at 8:09pm

This is probably really obvious and I just don't see it...but how do you flip a photo once you downloaded it?

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on May 10, 2018 at 10:35pm

I say mine: Mail Art, can not, should not remain firm, since it was born from Fluxus, so first of all we try not to fossilize. In my small way I avoid using collages, artistamps, etc. and I try to create a Mail Art-process art, and performative ... and I also try to use the web without separating it from Mail Art ... I would like it to be an evolution of M.A. but do not abandon shipments! rather I send several times a week ... and I bring the atmosphere M.A. in my performances, which at the moment are few. a hug . b

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on May 10, 2018 at 10:34pm

Dico la mia: La Mail Art, non può, non deve rimanere ferma, visto che è nata da Fluxus, quindi prima di tutto cerchiamo di non fossilizzarci. Nel mio piccolo evito di usare collages, artistamp, ecc. e cerco di creare una Mail Art- process art, e performativa... e cerco pure di usare il web senza separarlo dalla Mail Art... vorrei che fosse una evoluzione della M.A. ma non abbandono le spedizioni! anzi spedisco più volte la settimana... e porto l'atmosfera M.A. nelle mie performances, che al momento sono poche. un abbraccio . b

Comment by Bradford on April 20, 2018 at 9:11pm

May cart.

Comment by carl baker on April 20, 2018 at 8:27pm


yes,yes,yes we know this, but what can be done? send a letter to the mayor,

bomb the post office, make a demonstration, or just go to sleep.


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