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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Steel?

Steel Mailboxes Offer Superior Quality and Security

The best material to use in a true security locking mailboxes is heavy-duty galvanized powder-coated steel. When you really think about it, this is no surprise. When is the last time you saw an aluminum or plastic bank vault? Have you ever heard a manufacturer of safes or locks taut the security virtues of aluminum or plastic? Of course not. Many so called “security locking mailboxes” are made of thin (18-22 gauge) metal, aluminum, and even plastic…

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