executor of wills

Hey guys, I am new to this and still learning. I have a few marketing questions for ya. I posted a thread eariler, but I believe I worded it wrong. My newspaper has a section for “estate Notices” It gives the name of the deceased and the address of the executor. Have any of you had luck mailing to the executor’s address? Does the executor actually have the estate, or is he/she just in charge of dividing out the inheiratance? Thanks for any help!