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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What the USPS Won’t Tell You

Recently I received a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) with a list of tips aimed at protecting me from identity theft. There is a lot of common sense included here, as well as some good information. Among their recommendations are these points: If you applied for a credit card and didn’t receive…

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VP Corner: I Just Don’t Get It!

I just don’t understand. The more I read and hear about identity theft, the more I see that a very large portion of this huge problem stems from mail theft. Yet, very few people out there advise the public to use a secure locking mailbox. Is there some sort of conspiracy going on in the…

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USPS Approval 101

What You Won’t Believe About “USPS Approval” In order to stamp “US Mail approved by the Postmaster General” on a mailbox, the manufacturer must demonstrate that their manufacturing process is sound, and that the mailbox product meets a certain level of quality and integrity when subjected to harsh environmental conditions. However, the USPS does not…

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