How it works


Sign up for a free account, select your mail preferences and you're set to start sending & receiving mail with humans anywhere.

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Sign up to the Talking to Strangers Project. Create an account - it's FREE - select your send & receive mail preferences & you can start sending and receiving mail to humans, anywhere.

Send Mail

Select the type of mail you want to send in our mail room. Choose from postcards, letters, emails, cards or our featured monthly messages. Compose your message, add an optional donation & we'll put it in the post.

Receive mail

If you choose to receive mail when you sign up, you'll receive mail from people you don't know too. If you want to reply to someone's letter or email, you can send a reply from your account page.

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Send Mail
Receive Mail


  • Sign up
  • Choose your send & receive mail preferences
  • You can choose to send and receive mail with anyone, people who share your interests, people in your age range or people of the same gender
  • You can choose to have your mail sent using your first name (or nickname) or completely anonymously
  • We will never share your contact details with anyone, ever.


  • Select the type of mail you want to send
  • Send short mail (postcards, emails) or longer mail (cards, letters)
  • You can draft & save messages to send later at any time in your account page
  • Cut & paste messages you wrote earlier from the saved drafts in your account
  • Write your message! Use our random first sentence generator to help you get started!
  • Share a story, life wisdom, a poem or quote, song lyrics or a family recipe. Make it creative, personal, funny or inspiring
  • You can upload a picture or illustration to your card or letter
  • Add an optional donation to help cover postage. We'll love you for it!
  • Order your mail & we'll do the rest
  • Nothing offensive please - your mail won't be sent. We're committed to keeping this service positive, safe & secure, always
  • We take great care to protect your privacy at all times


  • Once you order your mail we'll handpick a card, postcard or paper from our upcycled stationery collection & handwrite your message
  • We'll post your mail to another member of the Talking to Strangers Project based on the mail preferences you selected when you signed up
  • We'll never share your personal or contact details with anyone ever, unless you ask us to.
  • If you wish to share your contact details with another member after corresponding for a time, you can include your email or postal address in your message & invite them to contact you directly.


  • If you chose to receive mail when you signed up, you'll receive mail from other TTSP members too
  • Receive surprise mail via snail mail or inbox from other TTSP members!
  • If you want to reply to mail you've received, you can submit a reply on your account page and we'll send it back to the sender
  • Don't forget to update your contact details in your account page if you move or change your email address
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