[Vocabulary] post/mail/email

inase

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Dictionaries say that Americans use "mail" while the British use "post" to mean a letter or package to be sent by the post office.
Now electronic mail and home-delivery services have become more readily available and I wonder if the British distinguish in usage between "post" and "mail": "post" for physical and domestic mail and "mail" only for overseas post as well as "email." I also wonder if they prefer to use "epost" rather than "email" these days.

Inase
 

SoothingDave

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In the US, the Postal Service delivers the mail.

In the UK, the Royal Mail delivers the post.
 
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