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Where should I write my address on the envelope?

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When addressing an envelope, the sender's name and address should be placed in the top left-hand corner of the envelope. The recipient's name and mailing address should be written in the lower center portion of the envelope.

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If the envelope is not addressed properly, it will likely be returned to the sender or sent to a dead-letter file if there is no return address.

If using a standard postage stamp, it should be placed in the top right corner. Otherwise, the post office has to meter and stamp the envelope, and the postal clerk places either a printed postage sticker or a stamp in that area.

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