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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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Are there fountain pen enthusiasts here?

Started by Yayoi S.W.. Last reply by Yayoi S.W. 19 hours ago. 11 Replies

How can I change the background of my homepage?

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Carien van Hest Feb 7. 2 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 Jennifer Wallace yesterday

I'm more optimistic about the survival of mailing systems. Online shopping has added to the need for them, for example.

Comment by Mail Art Martha yesterday

I really think that letter post will disappear Jennifer, so we would not be able to send paper post at all. A sad day.

Digital art has its charm too but I love the texture of different papers and even the smell.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace yesterday

Bruno - I can't get excited about making digital work or looking at lots online. You can see more online than we were ever able to see when we were limited to reproductions in books, but no reproduction's the same as things like paper, paint, ink, etc.

If postage costs go up a lot more I will still make work on paper, but I'll post less.

But I appreciate seeing a selection of people's work online (such as on this website and in blogs). It lets me learn more about the type of work they're making and are interested in. A type of artists statement?

Comment by Mail Art Martha yesterday

I think we will finish there unfortunately.

Postal prices are increasing every year to pay for costs, they say.

More likely to make money for the shareholders, I say.

Soon we will only be able to send parcels through the post at considerable price, I think

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on Thursday

I would like to ask, if you think that the Historic Mail Art, can converge today

totally on the web, abandoning the sent paper. I stopensando

time ago. n / p * (

Vorrei chiedere, se pensate che la Storica Mail Art, possa oggi confluire

totalmente nel web, abbandonando la carta spedita. io ci stopensando

da tempo.  n/*p(

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on March 14, 2020 at 1:50pm

hi Carien...BC is a long running project from Ryosuke Cohen, and anyone can participate to it.

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 14, 2020 at 1:06pm

What is a Brain Cell?

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on February 19, 2020 at 8:04pm

Is there a way to post a photo to one's own profile photos without it automatically joining the big photo pool that displays on the main page? Maybe a setting I haven't discovered?

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on January 21, 2020 at 5:49pm
I sometimes post photos to iuoma here and in Facebook. Here when I can figure out where my photos are in my chrome book.
Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 21, 2020 at 5:28pm

Having seen Martha's door gallery and the shopping trolley - apart from the beard - how else do people show what they're receiving?


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