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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 to respond to ATC Buddy Jam?

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Mail art call or Event?

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Starting a IUOMA mail art group

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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?

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Postcard sizes

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paper glues

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What do you put in Envelope?

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Instagram linked to IUOMA?

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Images in Blog Posts

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What is the best way to share . . .

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

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How to rotate a photo

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What do I do with unwanted messages and friend requests

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Comment by Heide Monster on October 5, 2019 at 9:28pm

Hi Afritha,

Just send mail. 

     People send postcards, or decorated envelopes, or art inside envelopes, or miscellaneous objects. Often they send a note with the art, but not always.  It depends on what art you make, and your budget and your interests.  Look at the groups that interest you. 

     Its been my experience that the people that are currently  active on the IOUMA site will respond to your mail.  Even though there are thousands of members, not all are currently doing MAil Art.  Click on someone's name and on their page, half way down is their address. . 

     Heck, send me something.  I promise to send something in response.

Comment by Afritha Hasana on October 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
Hello everyone am very new to mail art can anyone say more detailed about how it works and what we can send in mail art and to whom we have send.Thank you in advance
Comment by Denise Woodward on October 5, 2019 at 7:13pm

You are welcome.  I've been making and exchanging a lot of mail art, but I haven't been posting online lately.  I'm trying to get in the habit of visiting this site (and participating) more often.  See ya in the mail! Denise

Comment by Denise Woodward on October 5, 2019 at 1:15am

Hi res-I've used glassine envelopes for mailing and I think they can be quite lovely!  You have to seal them well, and you have to use "non-machineable" postage stamps.  Have fun!  Denise

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Comment by Mary Anne on September 26, 2019 at 2:39pm

Here is a hypothetical question for some of the old boys to think on:

Scenario:  You put together a small project with the promise of some nice documentation, a book or something, a limited edition, one each.

You get a dozen pieces of work and get the book (or whatever) printed up in an edition of a dozen with no spares.

You post them out but one goes missing in the post.  What to do? 'Tough luck, that's the lottery of the postal service'?  Re print another dozen (oh, the expense of it all)?

Is there no way out without a disappointment?

Hopefully it will never happen but just in case . . .

Comment by Heide Monster on August 1, 2019 at 2:03pm

I love manila folders.  They work nicely for postcards.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on July 13, 2019 at 4:35am

ds Kolberg

I've gotten those from Tom Hilgart, too. Just do whatever with them. Treat them like an add and pass OR just do something with them yourself and send back to Tom.

Comment by ds kolberg on July 13, 2019 at 1:11am

I got an envelope with DA DA Dollars from someone named Hilgart. Any info on what this is about

Comment by Heide Monster on March 30, 2019 at 1:52am

Zea, you don't have to friend anyone, but if you don't they cannot message you.  Up to you, "no rules".  It has been my experience that there is more art from friends than emails.  


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