The Mexican postal system started in 1580 predominately to communicate between the viceroyalty of New Spain with the motherland Spain.
In 1856 Mexico issued its first adhesive postage stamps, with overprints, to prevent fraud, which was a unique feature among postal systems.
In 1861 Mexico reissued its stamps in new colors on colored paper.
In 1891, the postal and stamp issuing authority was created and In 1901, the Dirección General de Correos (General Direction of Mail) was made a separate government agency.
Since 1907, The Palacio de Correos de Mexico has been used as the main post office.