How to Pick a Post – Which Mailbox Post Do You Need?
You’ve done your research and found your mailbox, but now you have to find a post to go with it. With all the different options out there, including USPS regulations, it can be a daunting task. Well, we’re here to break down your post options and hopefully make it a little easier to pick…Read More
How to Order Replacement Keys
We often receive phone calls and e-mails from customers who want to know if they can order additional keys. The simple answer is yes, you can! And, we make it convenient to do right here on our website. Just navigate to Mailbox Accessories and choose Replacement Flat Key or round key and follow the easy…Read More
How to Lengthen a Mail Boss Mailbox Post
For mailbox post installations more than 1′ in the ground So you want to use an In-Ground Post for your mailbox installation, but one foot in the ground just isn’t going to be enough? Sometimes you just need a little more length, and we will cover some things to consider: First, a little general information…Read More
A Theft Proof Mailbox?
MailBoss “Postbox Maximus” virtually theft proof
Sometimes people ask us if the MailBoss is 100% theft proof. While no mailbox is 100% theft proof, the Mail Boss, hailed “Postbox Maximus” by Popular Mechanics, is a cut above the rest. When we set about to design a security locking mailbox, we purchased numerous competitors’ locking mailboxes and subjected them to potential real world scenarios of vandalism and attempted theft entries…Read More
A Guide to USPS Mailbox Regulations
The United States Postal Service (USPS) requires residential mailboxes to conform to a number of rules and regulations. The standardization of mailboxes helps to ensure the safety of mail carriers and the items they deliver. While some rules apply to all mailboxes in general, there are separate, specific regulations for locking, package or wall mount…Read More
VP Corner: Use Tri-Flow, Not WD-40, for sticky locks
We frequently have customers ask us what product to use to lubricate their Mail Boss locks. Well the answer is Tri-Flow, not WD-40! The military developed WD-40 in the 1950s to be used as a water displacing substance in order to keep mechanical parts from rusting. It is a petroleum based product. As time went…Read More
VP Corner: How to Install a Mail Boss in a Column
There are so many different types of columns you can build to hold a mailbox, and so many types of materials available, that it is hard for me to give very specific advice on the building of the column. However, I can give you some basic tips on how to mount our mailboxes in any…Read More
VP Corner: Cleaning Tips for your Mailbox
How to Clean and Care for Your Mail Boss Mailbox Recently, several customers have asked us how to clean your mailbox. Well, I’m here to tell you.. it’s really simple! A little wash and a little wax will go a long way in keeping your Mail Boss looking dapper for many years. Caring for your…Read More
FAQ: Are the Wall Mount Flags Universal?
One question we often get is how the wall mount flag replacements work. If you have a Metro or Townhouse already, you know they are very easy to mount: The wall mount flag simply sticks onto the mailbox with some super heavy-duty 3M tape. However, if you are considering this flag for another brand of…Read More
FAQ: Upgrading from another locking mailbox, will I need a new post?
Often times, customers already have a locking mailbox installed on a mailbox post, but for security reasons, want to upgrade to a Mail Boss mailbox. Whether the post is one specifically designed for a locking mailbox, or a standard treated 4×4 wood post, it’s already cemented into the ground; and let’s face it… it’s a…Read More