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*It is possible to make oneself impossible to be traced by [[owl]] post; [[Sirius Black]] and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] both were able to do so to avoid having the [[British Ministry of Magic]] find them<ref name="JKR">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110721034717/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=18 F.A.Q. Question on J. K. R. Official Site]</ref>
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]], it may be illegal to send mail-bearing owls across international borders without authorisation.
 
*According to [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]], it may be illegal to send mail-bearing owls across international borders without authorisation.
 
*The non-[[canon]]ical [[Educational Decree Number Forty-Seven]] required Hogwarts students to submit to their post being searched for illegal contraband.
 
*The non-[[canon]]ical [[Educational Decree Number Forty-Seven]] required Hogwarts students to submit to their post being searched for illegal contraband.

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Owlpost

Owl Post

Owl post is a wizarding system of sending messages or items using owls as the carriers. Besides the Owl Post Office, individuals and organisations with their own owls use them as their mail bearers. Harry Potter's owl, Hedwig, was used as his primary means of communicating with his friends and his godfather, Sirius Black. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had a number of owls that anyone at the school could use. They, along with students' personal owls, were kept in the Owlery.

Post owls are quite intelligent, and can usually find their mail's recipient with little to no direction.

Other birds can be used for delivering messages. Sirius Black, while in hiding, sent unspecified tropical birds as message carriers while communicating with Harry Potter, leading Harry to speculate that Sirius was hiding in a warmer environment than England. However, the preponderant bird used for messaging was the owl. Muggles have their own form of post and therefore do not use owls, nor were they generally aware that owls or other birds could be used for correspondence.

Fred Weasley and George Weasley conducted much of their business for Weasley's Wizard Wheezes via an owl order service.

In 1995, the British Ministry of Magic enacted several laws regarding censorship of owl post.

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