can someone other than the person named on an envelope open it?

I have received USPS mail where I work and the secretary opens and reads it before she gives it to me. It has my name on it only. Is this legal?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In many businesses a secretary will open mail, as it's part of her job. You could ask her not to open anything which is addressed to you personally. If something is marked 'Personal' or 'Private and Confidential' then it's intended for the addressee only.

  • Connie
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    1 decade ago

    Legally no, but simply talk with her and ask her not to open mail that has just your name on it. If it is personal, who ever is sending you mail, ask them to write to the attention of your name only. This should stop her from opening your mail.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unless it is sent restricted there isn't really anything you can do about it. It gets really complicated in businesses, but yes, she can open any mail she wants to.

    Source(s): USPS Employee
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, opening someone else's mail is definitely illegal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    by law your not allowed to open another person's mail no matter what, in other words, it is illegal.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it's a federal offense. Tell that fool to stop.

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