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Old 05-10-2007, 10:08 AM
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You don't get any proof of delivery back to you with Delivery Confirmation other than being able to check the USPS website to see if your package has been scanned at "some" destination.

Return Receipt is a separate card that is attached to the package that must be signed upon delivery and then the card is mailed back to you. If nobody is home, the package is taken back to the Post Office and a card is left in the recipient's mailbox telling them that they have to come there to sign for it.

Insured packages have to be signed for or a card is left like the Return Receipt. You don't get any confirmation of delivery with insurance, but if the package hasn't arrived in a reasonable amount of time you can take the insurance receipt to the Post Office and they can tell you if it's been delivered or start the claim procedure.