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2 definitions found
 for snail mail
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  snail mail
      n 1: any mail that is physically delivered by the postal
           service; "email is much faster than snail mail" [ant:
           e-mail, electronic mail, email]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  snail mail
  papermail
  paper-net
  
      (Or "snailmail", "smail" from "US Mail" via
     "USnail"; "paper mail").  Bits of dead tree sent via the
     postal service as opposed to electronic mail.  One's postal
     address is, correspondingly, a "snail (mail) address".  There
     have even been parody USnail posters and stamps made.
  
     The variant "paper-net" is a hackish way of referring to the
     postal service, comparing it to a very slow, low-reliability
     network.  Sig blocks sometimes include a "Paper-Net:"
     header just before the sender's postal address; common
     variants of this are "Papernet" and "P-Net".  Note that the
     standard netiquette guidelines discourage this practice as a
     waste of bandwidth, since netters are quite unlikely to
     casually use postal addresses and if they really wanted your
     snail mail address they could always ask for it by e-mail.
  
     Compare voice-net, sneakernet, P-mail.
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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