Document Command Incorporated offers Remote Control Mail (changed to Earth Class Mail somewhere around September 10, 2007), a service that will scan your US Mail so you can read it online. For $19.95 a month, the outside of each piece of mail you have directed to their mailing center will be scanned and posted to a website. You can then elect to have the contents scanned, shredded, recycled or mailed to you. This is certainly a boon for those who spend a lot of time away from home.
Their site also lists some services they plan to offer in the future that will make Remote Control Mail all the more valuable. Their NoLook Mail service will allow people to define rules based on the sender, Unmailme will remove addresses from mailing lists and their fax service will send scanned images to a fax machine.
I wonder if someone at the USPS is wondering why they didn’t think of this idea?