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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How Do Thieves Steal Your Identity?

Identity theft has been around for centuries, but only the methods have changed today. Mail theft, forged identification numbers and database breaches have replaced clever disguises and elaborate forgeries. This crime has exploded in recent years simply because it is so easy to commit—thieves only have to pay attention, piece together a profile of you,…

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Free Mail Boss Shipping to Alaska on Lowes.com

Just a few weeks ago, we had a customer Richard contact us wanting a secure mailbox for his father’s home in Alaska. The only problem is that we don’t offer Free Shipping to Alaska, because it’s quite expensive. In fact, shipping quotes up to the Last Frontier are sometimes as much as $100! After some…

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Mail Boss Package Master: How It Works

Many people have asked us how we have a commercial locking mailbox that can accept packages, but doesn’t allow you to reach your arm in to steal mail and parcels. Well it’s not easy to explain, so we thought it’d be best to show you how our revolutionary patent-pending Mail Shield technology works on video.…

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A Question on MailBoss Lock Picking

A few days ago, we received an e-mail from someone who was interested in buying the Mail Boss locking mailbox. He liked everything he saw, except he had concerns about the lock that we use. We would like to share his question and our response here in case anyone out there has similar concerns.

[…] Michael asks a very important question, and we’re glad he did. We want everyone to know that the old “BIC Pen” trick will not work on the Mail Boss locking mailbox. Here’s what our Vice President John DeRaspe had to say to Michael.

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Choosing a Mounting Post

Which Mounting Post is Right for my Mail Boss?

When contemplating this question, there are two USPS installation requirements for curbside delivery mailboxes that must be considered:

1. The base of the incoming mail slot (where the mail person actually inserts your mail into your mail box) must be 41” to 45” vertically above the road surface on which the mail delivery vehicle stops to deliver your mail.

2. The front of the mailbox must be located 6” to 8” back from the edge of the road surface.

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No, Your Mail Carrier Won’t Need a Key!

I was just looking at our Mail Boss locking security mailbox video on YouTube. I was thrilled to see that at the time of this posting we have over 30,000 views! Perusing the comment thread, I can see that there is a great deal of confusion about how your mail is delivered with a locking…

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How Does Identity Theft Happen?

2008 Identity Fraud Survey Report Provides Answers Javelin Strategy & Research, the leading provider of nationally representative quantitative research focused exclusively on financial services topics, recently released the “2008 Identity Fraud Survey Report—Consumer Version: How Consumers Can Protect Themselves.” Available online as a .pdf here, this report provides guidelines for consumers to help prevent, detect…

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