TAYLOR SWIFT fans aren't going to be too happy to hear some of their fan mail has been unread.  Hundreds of letters to Taylor were found in a dumpster, unopened.

A Tennessee woman named Kylee Francescan, was recycling newspapers and found hundreds of fan mail addressed to Taylor Swift in the recycling dumpster, and many were unopened. She Nashville's WKRN-TV, 'I didn't know if they were stolen, discarded. So I threw them in a box. And I'm like, 'Somebody needs to let Taylor know.''

The letters. from all over the world, were delivered to a P.O. box where Taylor's people pick up her mail and take it to her management office where it's opened, read and recycled. Nobody knows why the unopened letters were accidentally tossed out, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone loses their job over it.

WKRN-TV contacted Taylor's people and her P.R. flak issued this statement:

'Taylor gets thousands of fan letters every day and they are delivered to her management office. After the letters are opened and read, they are recycled. The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center.'

The woman who found the letters says she wants them returned to the Taylor so they can be 'responded to properly.'

I don't know what will bother Taylor fans more; the fact fan mail isn't being read, or once it IS read, it's just tossed out.