Snail-mail meaning

Mail delivered by a postal system, as distinct from electronic mail.
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(informal) Mail or mail delivery by means of a traditional postal service rather than by fax, e-mail, etc.
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Mail sent via a country's government-regulated postal system.
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Regular posted mail (for which postage stamps are used).
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(retronym) Postal mail, especially as compared to email.
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Origin of snail-mail

  • A retronym emphasizing postal mail's slowness compared to email.

    From Wiktionary