Ask Anything

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 to respond to ATC Buddy Jam?

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Mail art call or Event?

Started by Edamameg. Last reply by Edamameg Jun 8. 4 Replies

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by Linda Rogers May 29. 4 Replies

instagram accounts

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How do I tag an artist?

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How can I change the background of my homepage?

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Archives that take donations?

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

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 17, 2019 at 10:46am

Hi I need help, please. 

Can the order of a Photo Album be reversed so that the last photos added appear first?

I haven't found how after some exploring. 

Comment by The Artful Writer on January 17, 2019 at 3:57am
Actually, it's MS Writer.
Comment by carl baker on January 17, 2019 at 3:53am

mr. righter,

nothing is true, everything is permitted!

Comment by The Artful Writer on January 17, 2019 at 3:06am

Hi all,

Just wondering if there are any legal postal regulations about sending mail art and whether any of you have had issues or complaints about what is sent in the mail. Are there things the post won't accept? Do letter with faux stamps for example ever get questioned or rejected?


Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 14, 2019 at 11:20am

ah, yes, Heleen, you are correct,

there are some members who have several accounts.

Well, it is still a milestone seeing the number and  who will be #5000.

We are quite a fun group! :-)

(artistamp by an ol' mail artist: "Wackystuff")

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 11, 2019 at 2:23am

Almost 5000, that is exciting!

However, those are not 5000 unique members, I see several people having more than one account (some maybe start a new account after forgetting their inlog things, some because of aliases, etc). So when the Real 5000th member  will arrive, we won't know, will we?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 10, 2019 at 3:02pm

January 10, 2019:

Iouma.ning is listing right now, today: 

All Members (4,997)

Who will be #5000 member?

Let's see in a few days? a few hours?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 10, 2019 at 8:26am

My method-of-madness is to put incoming mail art as a "blog", were I like to show details as well. Then the mail art that I make is posted in my "photos" section, and I don't reveal to whom I sent it. There have been times, like Heleen said, when I will wait for someone to receive it and then post it at "photos".

On the blogs, I usually blur out my address, not that it isn't public on my page, but I often find that it distracts from the sender's lovely art on the envelope or postcard :-)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 2, 2019 at 1:44pm

Message from Bruno in English (thanks to online translators):

"Dear Mailartist Friends, I would like to know from you, if you are also a web artist .. Or if you do not want to mix the mail art with the web. As I already wrote, I believe that the web is a continuation of the mail art.
A fraternal embrace [from Bruno Cassaglia]"

See also:

Bruno, parlando per me stesso, non sono una mail artista del web. Anche se ho scoperto il software di pittura del computer e mi piace, in arte postale preferisco i processi postali e le aggiunte da parte delle aziende postali. Come potrebbe l'internet aggiungerli?
Ma ci sono molti artisti della posta che sono diventati digitali. Li troverai anche qui! Saluti cordiali!

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on January 2, 2019 at 12:16am

Cari Amici Mailartisti,  mi farebbe piacere sapere da voi,  se vi sentite anche web artist  .. O se non volete mischiare la mail art col web. Come già scrissi, io credo che il web sia una continuazione della mail art. Un fraterno abbraccio . 


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