Nevertheless, frequently, the following arguments are put forth saying letters may have the advantages over email: This process, depending on how far the sender is from the recipient, can take anywhere from a day to 3–4 weeks.
International mail is sent via trains and airplanes to other countries.
The title of a complete work is usually centred near the top of the first page; if possible, it should be printed either in large letters or in boldface, or even in both.
It should not be italicized or placed in quotation marks, and it should not have a full stop at the end.
As communication technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication.
For example, the development of the telegraph drastically shortened the time taken to send a communication, by sending it between distant points as an electrical signal.
In the ancient world letters were written on a various different materials, including metal, lead, wax-coated wooden tablets, pottery fragments, animal skin, and papyrus.
From Ovid, we learn that Acontius used an apple for his letter to Cydippe.
However, in 2008, Janet Barrett from the UK, received a RSVP to a party invitation addressed to 'Percy Bateman', from 'Buffy', originally posted on 29 November 1919.
It had taken 89 years to be delivered by the Royal Mail.