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Comprehensive information about mail-identity theft, product features & benefits, how-to installations and more resources about locking mailboxes.

Jo Upgrades MailSafe Wall Mount with #BetterByBoss

Jo found Mail Boss and the #BetterByBoss offer when searching for a "sturdier mailbox" after she discovered her Mailsafe mailbox by Solar Group with the door hanging open and ...
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Steve Upgrades Mailsafe with #BetterByBoss

Steve found Mail Boss and the #BetterByBoss offer when searching for a more secure mailbox after his Mailsafe mailbox by Solar Group was broken into ...
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Bill is smart. Be like Bill.

Here is our rendition of the meme that has stolen the internet recently: It's true, though. If you go for a cheap low-quality locking mailbox, ...
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Oasis Jr Mailboxes Pried Open in Anchorage

According to this report from KTUU, residents in South Anchorage say mail theft has been happening since November, and it's only getting worse: image source. ...
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Dealer Feature: Maple Leaf Ace Hardware in Seattle

Mail theft continues to plague Maple Leaf and surrounding areas, but residents need only go to their local friendly hardware store, owned by Mike Kelly, ...
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Lynn Upgrades Oasis Jr with #BetterByBoss

Lynn in Apple Valley, CA has her locking mailbox pried open regularly, so she contacted us about getting a more secure mailbox. She wrote: “Our current mailbox is ...
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MLK Day Sale 2016

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. What does one of the greatest leaders of our time have to do with locking mailboxes? Nothing, but we love ...
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Andrew Upgrades Pedestal Mailbox with #BetterByBoss

Andrew suspected his mail was being stolen, so he set up a security camera to catch the thieves in action. Sure enough, this video shows ...
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Package Master vs. Hay Bailer

Here's another incredible tale of Mail Boss mailbox survival. In this episode of mailbox match-ups, the Package Master takes on a Hay Bailer! Patricia shares: ...
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Melissa Upgrades Oasis with #BetterByBoss

Melissa in Renton purchased an Oasis mailbox by Architectural Mailboxes after having mail stolen. She thought it was secure, but came home to find it ...
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Why Mailboxes are Federal Property

Many people often wonder why mailboxes are federal property. There is actually a careful balance of legal policy that establishes the ownership and property rights ...
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Bob Upgrades Oasis Jr with #BetterByBoss

Bob in Olympia, Washington had his locking mailbox pried open several times and contacted us about getting a more secure mailbox. He wrote: “I offered ...
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Brad Upgrades Mailsafe II with #BetterByBoss

Brad in Henderson, NV found Mail Boss and the #BetterByBoss offer when searching for a more secure mailbox after his Mailsafe II mailbox by Solar ...
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Grant Upgrades Oasis Jr with #BetterByBoss

Grant in Marysville, California was sick of having his Oasis Jr. locking mailbox burglarized. He wrote: "This is the 3rd time my mailbox has been ...
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Happy New Year Sale!

Happy New Year! Thank you for another great year. We're grateful our business continues to grow and we're able to expand our product line to ...
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Oasis Jr Mailboxes Targeted in Recent Mailbox Burglaries

Updated Dec. 15 Consumers across the nation are becoming aware of the stolen mail-identity theft connection and purchasing locking mailboxes for protection. While many people ...
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How to Stop Holiday Package Theft

More and more consumers are doing their holiday shopping online. This is convenient for those who would rather avoid the hustle and bustle of the ...
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Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale

'Tis the season for mail theft. Don't let the Grinch steal Christmas this year. Give yourself or loved ones the gift of mail security: Give ...
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Not So “White” Mail Manager Mailboxes on Clearance

The Mail Boss "white" isn't even white to begin with; it's more of a cream. But when we received a shipment of 250 "white" Mail ...
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Oasis Jr Mailboxes Pried Open in Jefferson County, CO

In Jefferson County Colorado, many residents have learned the hard way that simply having a locking mailbox is not enough to keep mail thieves at ...
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Testimonial: Mail Boss saves other mailboxes!

Check out this photo story Tim shared with us on Facebook! When a drunk driver plowed through his neighborhood's mailbox stand, all of the mailboxes ...
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Mail Manager now in Orchard Supply Hardware

Orchard Supply Hardware, San Jose hardware retailer serving California and Oregon since 1931, is now carrying the Mail Manager locking security mailbox by Epoch Design ...
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Infographic: ID Thieves Heart College Students

As any reader of our blog will know, we often discuss the rising risks of identity theft and how you can better protect yourself and ...
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Perfect Paint to Match the Bronze Mail Boss Mailboxes

Heavy-gauge galvanized steel construction and a powder-coated finish make the Mail Boss mailboxes strong and durable, but sometimes the powder-coat can be damaged due to ...
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Credit Card Fraud Infographic

Credit Card fraud: If it hasn't happened to you already, it probably will eventually. It's a growing problem, and while you can take precautions to protect ...
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Holiday Mail-ID Theft: December 2015

December is always a bad month for mail theft. One of the joys of the holiday season… as thieves are on the prowl for gift ...
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Scratch and Dent Mailboxes on Clearance starting at $60

We have added a new category on Clearance Sale - Scratch and Dent mailboxes - starting at just $60 including shipping. These units have been ...
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#BetterByBoss Replacement Mailbox Offer

Mailbox burglaries are on the rise. This is because as more people switch to locking mailboxes, the pickings are slim for mail thieves looking for ...
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Just for Fun: An Identity Thief’s Christmas

December, we rejoiced in the spirit of giving, danced in the snowflakes, celebrated with holiday cheer, and... witnessed lots and lots of mail and package thefts. In the ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: Nov 27-Dec 6, 2011

The following are a round up of mail-identity theft reports, stolen mail police blotters, and mail theft advisories from across the nation, Nov. 27-Dec.6, 2011. ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: 11/17/11-11/26/11

Woodbury PD Blotter: More Mail Messes Woodbury Patch - 11/26/11 (WOODBURY, MINNESOTA) "Nov. 17: A resident at the 1400 block of Belmont Drive told police ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: Nov. 5-18, 2011

Mail theft on the rise in Clark County: Van Mall neighbors want their community mailbox relocatedThe Columbian - 11/18/11 (CLARK COUNTY, WASHINGTON) "Lloyd and Marrene ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 10/28/11-11/4/11

Sumner Police Blotter: Stolen Check Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch - 11/4/11 (SUMNER, WASHINGTON) "Stolen Check, Fraud-3:25pm: Officers contacted a man at a residence on the 15000 ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 10/13/11-10/27/11

Daughter Arrested, Mother Wanted On ID Theft Charges Prosecutors: Cassandra Janine Ghirardi Stole Mail To Create Fake Checks, ID's HMGH Denver - 10/27/11 (GOLDEN, COLORADO) ...
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NEW Dealer of the Week: Dixieline

“Last  year alone, more than 9.9 million Americans were victims of identity theft, a crime that cost them roughly $5 billion.” According to the U.S. ...
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Mail Identity Theft- 9/30/11-10/8/11

Man, woman each charged with 38 counts of identity theft The Bellingham Herald - 10/8/11 (BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON) "A man and woman accused of stealing mail ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: 9/22/11-9/29/11

Five Ways To Protect Your Identity Right Now KTKS 12 - 9/29/11 (ABILENE, TEXAS) "Identity theft is nothing new, but financial identity theft is no ...
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Complex Mail-ID Theft Scheme in Salisbury, MD

In Maryland, Carla Koester was sentenced today for her role in a complex mail identity theft scheme that victimized over 26 individuals, with total losses ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: 9/15/11-9/21/11

Police Blotter: Sept. 21 Sammamish Review - 9/20/11 (SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON) "[...] No well wishes :An anniversary card was stolen from a mailbox on the 21600 ...
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Mail Boss Package Master Testimonial from Seguin, Texas

From our inbox: I wanted to personally thank you for making such a great product. I am proud to say that there is a Mail ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 8/19/11-9/10/11

Sept. 10 Police Blotter The Hermiston Herald - 9/10/11 (HERMISTON, OREGON) "[...] A West Donna Avenue woman reported mail stolen from her mail box, including ...
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Testimonial from Jean in Everett, WA

Jean, National Best Selling Author from Everett Washington, writes in with high praise for the Mail Boss: Aside from the minor flag-fading issue, which is ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 8/4/11-8/14/11

Police: woman stole checks from mail WIVB - 8/14/11 (ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) "State Police have charged a Buffalo woman with stealing checks out of ...
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Mail Identity Theft – 7/27/11-8/4/11

10 Twin Cities residents indicted for stealing mail, identities KARE 11 - 8/4/11 (MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) "Ten Twin Cities residents were federally indicted Wednesday, charged with ...
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Free Replacement Flags Available

If you own a Mail Boss locking security mailbox and you have noticed that your flag is starting to fade, we can help! We have ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 7/12/11-7/25/11

Woman steals gift card out of mailbox KCBD 11 - 7/25/11 (LUBBOCK, TEXAS) "A Lubbock woman admitted last Friday to stealing a gift card from ...
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Mail Identity Theft – 7/6/11-7/12/11

Three sentenced to prison in Tampa Bay fraud, theft ring Tampa Bay Online - 7/11/11 (TAMPA, FLORIDA) "Three participants in a bank fraud, mail theft ...
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Just for Fun: Happy July 4th from Mail Boss!

When the smoke settles Tuesday, think of Mail Boss! We hope everyone has a happy, safe and fun-filled Independence Day. Just remember, if you happen ...
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Mail Identity Theft – 6/23/11-7/4/11

Police: Woman stole disability checks out of mailboxes Rome News-Tribune - 7/4/11 (ROME, GEORGIA) "A Rome woman spent her July 4 holiday in jail after ...
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Home Improvement Executive: Innovations in Mailboxes

Last week, we showed you the ad we prepared for Home Improvement Executive Magazine. This week, Home Improvement Executive Volume 24, No. 4 was released, ...
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B2B Print Advertising: “Everybody’s doing it.”

Epoch Design was asked to be featured in the June 26 issue of Home Improvement Executive, with a special report on Innovations in Mailboxes. The ...
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Mail Identity Theft – 5/25/11-6/18/11

Jeannette mail thief sentenced to 30 months in prison Tribune-Review - 6/18/11 (WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA) "A Jeannette man has been sentenced in federal court to ...
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Oh.My.Gawd. Don’t Use This Mailbox!

These pictures from Gawker are unbelievable! This Manhattan USPS mailbox has been taken over by a swarm of bees! Apparently this is a natural phenomenon ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 5/8/11-5/25/11

Newspaper delivery man from Germantown arrested for mail theft: Germantown resident charged with stealing from boxes in Damascus, Etchison, Laytonsville The Gazette - 5/25/11 (MONTGOMERY ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 4/14/11-5/3/11

West University Place Police Department blotter, May 2 Ultimate West U - 5/3/11 (HOUSTON, TEXAS) "[...] THEFT: April 26, 8 a.m.: Outgoing mail was reportedly ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 3/22/11-4/13/11

Mail Theft Spurs Senior Outreach Program The Riverbank News - 4/13/11 (RIVERBANK, CALIFORNIA) "[...] Recently detectives found a stolen checkbook belonging to a local senior ...
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Mail Boss at Ace Convention in Chicago

This weekend, Mail Boss is exhibiting at at the 115th semi-annual Ace Hardware Convention in Chicago. We're in Booth 4351 at McCormick Place, so stop by for ...
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Mail Boss on Facebook!

Dear Friends, Do you like us? Aw shucks, we like you too! We also hope you'll "Like" our Facebook page - we've been posting all ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 3/11/11-3/17/11

Castle Hills police: Mailbox theft ring clears out $15,000 in stolen checks KENS5 - 3/17/11 (CASTLE HILLS, TEXAS) "UPDATE: Thursday afternoon police arrested Justin Ayer, ...
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Just for Fun: Mail Thief FAIL!

A mail thief walks into an apartment building in Brooklyn, pries open some mailboxes and steals the mail. Before he leaves he steals the surveillance ...
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Mail Boss at MBA Event Tonight

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard that Mail Boss is now a member of the Master Builders Association of ...
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Just for Fun: Mailbox Tampering

We found this picture online here and couldn't resist sharing it, being Friday and all. This moose is clearly doesn't realize that depositing in a ...
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Mail Identity Theft: Feb 25-Mar 10

Prescription drugs stolen from mailbox: Orange Police Blotter Chagrin Solon Sun - 3/10/11 (ORANGE, ILLINOIS) "THEFT FROM MAILS, BRAINARD ROAD: Police are investigating the apparent ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 2/14/11-2/24/11

Police: Mail stolen over holiday weekend WHTM 27 - 2/23/11 (EAST PENNSBORO, PENNSYLVANIA) "Two East Pennsboro residents reported their mail stolen around President's Day while ...
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Just for Fun: German Shepherd vs. Mail Truck

It's Friday, and we're dog lovers, so we're sharing this great video of a German Shepherd attacking a mail track. I think the dog is ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: 2/8/11-2/13/11

N.J. man admits stealing government checks from mail boxes, postal trucks NJ.com - 2/13/11 (CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY) "A southern New Jersey man has admitted stealing ...
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OOPS: Pike Co. Water Authority Mailbox Proves Easy Target, Hundreds of Customers’ Bill Payments Stolen

FACT Act requires secure disposal but not receipt of consumer information? Many federal, state and local laws and regulations have been implemented to protect the ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 2/1/11-2/6/11

Grand Rapids couple plead guilty to stealing checks from mailboxes, putting their names on them The Grand Rapids Press - 2/5/11 (GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN) "A ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 1/25/11-1/30/11

Mel Gibson's screener of 'The Beaver' stolen from his mailbox. 'We think Pee-Wee Herman did it,' say the police Entertainment Weekly - 1/28/11 (MALIBU, CALIFORNIA) ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 1/17/11-1/24/11

Monday-Tuesday Log: Mail Theft, Resisting Arrest Hercules Patch - 1/19/11 (HERCULES, CALIFORNIA) "[...] Mail Theft: A resident on the 1200 block of Promenade reported online ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 1/10/11-1/16/11

Police blotter: Jan., 15, 2011 The Union - 1/15/11 (GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA) "[...] 10:14 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Pleasant Street ...
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Mail Identity Theft: 1/3/11-1/10/11

Police Issue Tips To Prevent Mail Theft Fox 12 - 1/7/11 (VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON) In the wake of a rash of mail thefts in the Vancouver ...
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Mail-Identity Theft: November 2015

This month. mail thieves have been quite busy. They target unlocked mailboxes or pry open low quality locking mailboxes to get sensitive information for identity theft. ...
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“Mail Boss down but not out”

Alfred in Portland shared with us this picture of his Mail Boss mailbox post and Mounting Plate after it was hit by a car. He ...
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Oct 13-15: Do It Best Fall Market, Indianapolis

Hello, Indianapolis! Mail Boss is excited to be attending the Do It Best 2012 Fall Dealer Market as a NEW nationwide RSC stocked vendor! Representatives ...
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Mail thefts rampant in Sammamish, WA

Sammamish is a stomping ground for mail thieves.  The police blotter from the Sammamish Review documented a rise in mail theft in the area. There ...
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Mail Boss Wall Mount Installation Video

Many of you have inquired about an instructional video for installing the Wall Mount Mailboxes. Well, you asked... we listened! Here is a short video ...
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Mail Identity Theft – September 2012

Sept. 3: Tulare County, CALIFORNIA: KMPH 26 - ID Thieves Accused Of Stealing From Dozens Of South Valley Mailboxes Sept. 4: Porterville, CALIFORNIA: Recorderonline.com - ...
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Mail Identity Theft – August 2012

Aug 1: Nixa, MISSOURI: CCHeadliner.com - Nixa man gets 18 years for counterfeit checks, mail theft, identify theft conspiracy: Five co-defendants also guilty Rusk County, ...
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Mail Boss Now in Tractor Supply Stores

Identity theft has long been an epidemic around the nation. In recent years, the US has seen an increase in mail-identity theft crimes. If you ...
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Mail Boss Wins Innovation in Locking Mailboxes Award

Home Improvement Executive awards Epoch Design 1st place for "Innovation in Locking Mailboxes" with new Mail Manager Each year, Home Improvement Executive recognizes leaders in ...
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Mail Boss on Home Talk USA

Listen in to Home Talk USA this Saturday to hear Mail Boss Marketing Manager Jenny DeRaspe-Bolles chatting live on the radio with "Cajun Contractor" Michael ...
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Now Available in Canada at Home Depot

We are very excited to announce that Mail Boss mailboxes are finally available for Canadian residents to purchase without outrageous shipping surcharges on www.HomeDepot.ca! There ...
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Mail Boss Run over by Truck… No Big Deal

A local customer, Theresa, recently sent us some unbelievable photos that we just have to share. Her story proves once again how ridiculously burly the ...
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Mail Boss Survives Another Car Accident

Happy Customer says "Great Product" Steve from Lacenter, Washington was shocked after his Mail Boss survived being hit by a car moving at 50 mph. ...
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NEW Product: Mail Boss Mail Manager!

After many long months of research and development, we finally have USPS Approval for our NEW Mail Boss Mail Manager. At last, President David Bolles ...
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Testimonial: Mail Boss vs. End Loader

It's another brutal tale of survival, this one from Robert in Bluefield, West Virginia. In this round, Mail Boss takes on the heavy weight champion, ...
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Mail Boss at National Hardware Show Booth 3841

Mail Boss is exhibiting at National Hardware Show in Las Vegas Booth 3841. Besides the usual - giving away free t-shirts, stress balls, and being ...
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Check out the Camo Boss!

We have been playing around with some fun new designs here. Just take a look at what we came up with!!! It's the CAMO BOSS! ...
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Mail Boss Upgrades Locks

Big news here. We are phasing in NEW locks! We came to this decision after years of using a 7-pin tube lock: After  extensive product ...
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Identity Fraud: It Happened to Me!

As I tackled my tax return last night (procrastinate much?) I was in for quite the shock. When reviewing my bank account statement, I saw ...
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Mail Identity Theft – April 2012

Apr. 2: Elgin, ILLINOIS: Daily Herald - Kane County police reports Apr. 3: Pleasanton, CALIFORNIA: Pleasanton Patch - Police Log Elgin, ILLINOIS: Elgin Courier News ...
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Testimonial from Dave in Half Moon Bay

Here's an email we received from a happy customer with not one, but two Mail Boss mailboxes in Half Moon Bay, California. Dave, take it ...
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Just for Fun: Beautiful custom TREE Mailboxes

These won't keep your mail safe from criminals, but we have to admit, they are beautiful... and apparently they will hold their own against a ...
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Locking Mailboxes: The importance of security

Now more than ever, locking mailbox security matters Last week, this email from 'Brian' arrived in my inbox: "Thanks for a great product. Our entire ...
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Mail Identity Theft – March 2012

Mar. 1: Coeur d'Alene, IDAHO: Coeur d'Alene Press - Identity theft ringleader pleads guilty Seattle, WASHINGTON: KOMO 4 - Identity theft continues to top FTC's ...
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Mail Boss at Ace Convention in Atlanta

Just checking in to say hello from Atlanta! We're here representing Mail Boss locking security mailboxes at the Ace Hardware Convention. Meanwhile, the ACC Basketball ...
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Mail, Identities Stolen in Feb 2012

Alright, here it is: a list of the mail-identity theft news stories across the nation for the past month. There are over 80 of them, and ...
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VP Corner: Reflections on Orgill Spring Market

This year, the Spring Orgill Market took place in Orlando, Florida from February 2nd through 5th.  It was a fairly busy show and we received ...
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Mail Stolen – Over 100 BIG stories from Jan 2012

Alright, here it is. A list of all the mail theft stories across the nation in the past month. We have given up on summarizing ...
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