Disclosed herein is a system for providing electronic notifications of physical delivery of mail. Realtime geolocation services are leveraged to trigger one or more automated notifications. The notifications are delivered via a modern delivery means such as email, SMS text or pre-recorded voice message. No extra equipment is needed to implement the system from the perspective of postal workers since many postal workers already carry a GPS-enabled device. Instead of people passively waiting around for an imprecise time of delivery, people can go about their lives and can respond to actual delivery of paper-based mail via a notification and notification type of their choosing.