Is It Illegal to Open Someone's Mail?

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It is illegal to open mail that is not addressed to you without the permission of the person for whom the mail was intended. It is a federal crime and is punishable by fine or imprisonment.
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For the same reason that anything else that's illegal is illegal: lawmakers passed a law saying it was. The reasoning behind the law in this case is pretty clear: The US Postal Service
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In a word, yes. In fact, tampering with mail that isn't addressed to you is a federal offense unless you have been given permission to open it.
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The Privacy Act does not allow a spouse to share other spouse's
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Feds won't prosecute something that petty, I know from experience. They have entirely more important stuff on their plates and caseloads that you all cannot comprehend. Not trying
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It is illegal to open mail addressed to someone else. However, this does not stop a husband from opening mail addressed to a wife and vice versa.
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