Recently, Julie posted that she still gets a lot of interest in the old MailStation email device more than ten years after it was reviewed. People still want to provide some method for getting email to older relatives who have no interest in using a computer. The HP Printing Mailbox uses the Presto service used by the MailStation. You simply send an email to Grandma’s Presto account, and it is delivered to her HP Printing Mailbox through her analog phone line. The HP Printing Mailbox can only receive, not send. The Printing Mailbox uses regular printer paper and HP ink cartridges found in most office supply stores. Presto is currently offering the Printing Mailbox for $49.99 when you sign up for the service. A yearly subscription is about $150; monthly service is $14.99.
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