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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…

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New Year, New Mail Theft!

Even though the big holiday season is over, that doesn’t stop mail thieves from wanting to steal your mail year-round. Here are some tips from USPS to avoid mail theft! PROTECTING YOUR MAIL Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail. But with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal…

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Why Mailboxes are Federal Property

Once you install your mailbox, and it is ready for the receipt of mail, you effectively lease your mailbox to the federal government for the service of mail delivery. Let’s not forget that, as long as you have an up-to-code mailbox, receiving mail is a free service.

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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 actually going after the windshield wipers, and in all fairness it’s not raining out, so I’d say the postal carrier is messing with this playful pup!

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Just for Fun: Mail Theft Circa 1840

Old Time Mail Robbery Mail theft is practically epidemic in the 21st century, but turns out it’s nothing new. In fact, there are reports of thieves robbing mail from Stagecoaches dating back to 1840! The Ohio State Journal reported a Mail Robbery on March 9, 1840:

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USPS Food Drive – May 10

Join the United States Postal Service in their effort to Stamp Out Hunger in our country, and participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation. All you have to do is leave non-perishable food items in, on, or by your mailbox before your mail is delivered on Saturday, March 10. To learn more,…

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Just for Fun: Postmaster “Blair’s Boner”

This Friday, here’s some fun history for ya! From “The Lesser-Known Follies of Lincoln’s Cabinet” courtesy of the Whim Quarterly comes this gem on Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, circa 1864: BLAIR’S BONER The folly: In the fall of 1864, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair shot a mail thief to death. That wasn’t the mistake—in fact, to…

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Mail Theft Monday – 4/19/10

Perhaps we should just start calling this post “Mail Theft Tuesday”? In our defense, it’s trade show season, which makes it difficult to stay on top of this sort of thing. Just in the past month, we’ve been to Chicago, New Orleans and Minneapolis getting dealers on board with the Mail Boss. We have some…

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Just for Fun: Mailman Win or Fail?

It seems that lately mailmen have gotten quite creative in delivering packages that won’t fit into your curbside mailbox. This gem was on the Consumerist today: From the Consumerist: USPS Jerry-Rigs Amazon Package To Your Mailbox Who knew mailmen were so crafty? Josh arrived home to find the mailman had managed to still stuff his…

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