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R.I.P. my mailbox

Victim: Mailbox. Cause of death: Decapitation. Prime suspect: USPS. What now? [more inside]
posted by circle on Oct 25, 2016 - 6 answers

Mailbox vandalized; how to get it replaced ASAP? (SF)

My mailbox in San Francisco got broken into and now it can't be locked. I took some steps (see inside) but I don't know how to get the thing replaced. [more inside]
posted by pantufla_milagrosa on Nov 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Rental mailbox: USPS vs. UPS

I want to rent a mailbox for business purposes-- mostly for the "street address" rather than mail handling capabilities. I've rented via UPS in the past, but the price has gone up since I last rented, and USPS now allows street addresses in the same way UPS does (MyUSPSAddress St, #myPOBoxNumber), and also has Real Mail Notification texts. And is way cheaper. No brainer, right? Except... [more inside]
posted by instamatic on Jul 4, 2015 - 7 answers

How to keep ants out of a mailbox?

Whenever the weather is wet, ants invade our mailbox and bring their eggs/larvae. The best solution I've found is just to keep the mailbox open, which totally works. Unfortunately, on wet days it just has to be shut for a couple of hours (like after the mail comes) before they move back in. Is there any way to keep them out of the mailbox without poisoning the whole colony or putting something messy (like baby powder) in the mailbox?
posted by that's how you get ants on May 5, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me pick a cool new mailbox!

I live in a city rowhouse, and was just congratulating myself on my purchase on a new front door when I realized, d'oh! My new door doesn't have a mail slot like my old door did! [more inside]
posted by kinsey on Nov 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Oops UPS

I had a return to Amazon. I printed the label they provided and put it on the envelope. I didn't realize it was a UPS label and not USPS until last night when I went to check the status of my return. I had accidentally put the envelope in a USPS mailbox on Monday last week, April 1. What is going to happen my package? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 8, 2014 - 15 answers

What's the best PMB (private mailbox service) in SF?

I'd like to find an alternative to my current private mailbox setup. It's expensive, open limited hours, and service has not been stellar. The one I have now uses a street address instead of a PO Box, which I like. Also ARE THERE ANY STARTUPS TEARING UP THE PRIVATE MAILBOX SPACE. (I know about Outbox but that seems to require a home mailbox, which I'm trying to avoid.) Thanks.
posted by ziggly on Dec 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Suggestions for stuff I can get in the mail for my six year old son?

I'd like the mailbox to have something fun for my six-year-old son from time to time without breaking the bank, or putting him into a toy-acquisition frenzy. Any suggestions?
posted by popechunk on May 24, 2013 - 42 answers

Jumping ship to Android (Google's S4) and need a Mailbox equivalent

I think the time has come for me to jump the iPhone ship. The announcement of the Google version of the Galaxy S4 at I/O was the clincher. But I am not 100% sold on the idea, mainly because the S4 is an ugly brute, but also because I fear for the apps and innovation I will miss. Help me out, specifically in finding a worthy replacement for my beloved Mailbox app. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2013 - 12 answers

To Dream The Impossible Mailbox Dream

I moved my mailbox from the street to my front porch. This, according to my mail carrier, is "not possible", and my mail is no longer being delivered. What, if anything, is my recourse? [more inside]
posted by hollisimo on Jun 5, 2012 - 17 answers

To maintain my privacy, should I have everything delivered to my private PO box?

Will accepting packages at my home address defeat the whole purpose of taking out a private PO box? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Oct 10, 2011 - 7 answers

How Strict Is UPS On Mailbox Address Format?

Need help from people renting a UPS mailbox: If mail has an address that is not exactly in the correct format, does it still get delivered? E.g., if it should be "456 This Street PMB 34567"' but it comes in as "456 This Street #34567" or even Apt 34567 or Suite 34567' does it get delivered?
posted by justcorbly on Aug 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Is USPS mail an "essential service" for the purposes of tenant rights law?

Is USPS mail an "essential service" for the purposes of tenant rights law? [more inside]
posted by saizai on Aug 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Identify movie where woman and baby are killed by exploding mailbox prank

Movie identification request: There's a movie that features a group of friends who grew up together and are now back together as adults. When they were kids, some of them put a cherry bomb or some other big explosive in a woman's mailbox as a prank, and while they were watching for it to go off, she came out to get the mail carrying a baby. They tried to stop her (I think) but the explosive went off, and presumably she and the baby were killed, traumatizing the boy who did it (?) for life. For years, I've thought that was "12 and Holding" but I just watched that today, and while there are some similarities, that's not what I thought it was. Can anyone identify the movie with the exploding mailbox for me? IMDB didn't seem to find anything using obvious keywords.
posted by Death by Ugabooga on Jul 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Someone stole items from our mailbox!

Someone apparently opened a package in my mailbox and stole the mp4 player I had ordered from e-bay. There was no indication on the mailing envelope what the contents were: The person must have felt the package and guessed what it contained. They left the ripped open package on our porch, along with some other mail, and two Netflix envelopes, ripped open also, for a person further up the street. What do we do about this?
posted by ragtimepiano on Jun 30, 2011 - 12 answers

We need a locking mailbox. Suggest one?

We need a locking mailbox. Suggest one? [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Envelope help

Quick question about the USPS: Can I ship a flat-rate Priority Mail envelope by printing postage for it online and then dropping it in a blue USPS mailbox? Or do I need to take it to a post office?
posted by mekily on Aug 5, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I reattach my mailbox door?

How can I reattach my mailbox door? It was originally attached with pop rivets (I think) but they rusted. It's a really nice mailbox, and we don't want to replace it. [more inside]
posted by ivey on Jul 7, 2010 - 11 answers

US Mailbox, please!

The best/cheapest US mailbox parcel forwarding service with consolidation? Does anyone have any tips... [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Amazonian ants in the mail!

The book I just received from Amazon is covered in ants, which have now infested my mailbox (and my nightmares). What to do, whom to contact? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jun 24, 2009 - 34 answers

i can haz unfolded books?

DIY mailbox on the cheap? What kind of box could I repurpose as a mailbox? [more inside]
posted by Zed on May 8, 2009 - 17 answers

What to do about neighbor who looked through our mail?

Last week, my wife and I were out (no cars in the driveway), but my mother-in-law was at home and she saw our next door neighbor looking through our mail as he was walking his dog. I'd like to confront him without ruining our friendship. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by tedunni on Feb 12, 2009 - 32 answers

Where are my Mail messages?

I am using Mail on OS 10.5.2. I have several mailboxes as well as subfolders. If I put messages in a mailbox that has subfolders, these messages do not appear when I look for them in the Finder. I'll try to be clearer inside. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Randomly Appearing Mystery Keys

Mystery Mailbox Key: I found a strange key in my mailbox, and another arrived at a friend's house nearby. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Dec 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Help get my wife's e-mail to the Gmail lifeboat!

Escabechette has years of old e-mail stored on an old school account that's soon going to close. We want to move all this e-mail to her gmail account. Apparently this is now easy because "GMail supports IMAP." But I haven't succeeded in finding instructions (on AskMeFi or elsewhere) which are suitable for someone, like me, who doesn't know what the word "IMAP" means. Is this really easy? And can you explain to this naif how to do it? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Jane Smith lives in 3A and everyone knows it

Does everyone really have to know who lives in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap on Jul 4, 2008 - 25 answers

Help find me a mailbox

I need help finding the perfect mailbox. One without an eagle on it. Yes, we're picky. [more inside]
posted by reckman on Jul 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Help with complicated problem

I have a curbside mailbox and mail theft is common in Utah (http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600129714,00.html). Big Credit Card Company (BCCC) sends me convenience checks that can be stolen and cashed by anybody. The post office won’t let me move my mailbox to my house. Local politicians sided with the Postmaster. A rental box or a new security mailbox are impractical. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on May 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Do I have to have a mailbox?

Do I have to have a mailbox? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Renting a mailbox when I'm nowhere near the area?

Located in DC and needing to rent a mailbox in the Raleigh, NC area without going there... possible? [more inside]
posted by educatedslacker on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Smart mailboxes with only unreplied messages?

In Thunderbird, I can make a smart mailbox that shows only messages I haven't replied to, but I can't change the size of the text in the message lists. In Apple Mail, I can change the list size but can't figure out how to make a smart mailbox that only shows unreplied messages. I think I'd be better at answering mail if I could solve either of these problems. Help?
posted by clango on May 17, 2007 - 5 answers

I need more mail in my life.

How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2007 - 41 answers

You've Got Mail.... for now.

Help me fight The Man: My mail carrier is leaving me notes telling me that he is going to stop delivering mail to me unless I start locking my mailbox every day. Can he? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 18, 2006 - 33 answers

Where can I find evidence of company email mailbox limits?

I need evidence of mailbox limits in use in large companies. [more inside]
posted by daveyt on May 25, 2006 - 37 answers

When will our neighborhood get door-to-door USPS mail delivery?

Why do some neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to their door (or at least to their property) and other neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to mailboxes on the street near the recipients' property but not on it? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Apr 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Mailbox Obligations

I backed into this woman's mailbox about eight months ago and now she wants me to pay for it. What am I legally/socially obligated to do? [more inside]
posted by deep_sea_diving_suit on Jan 29, 2006 - 24 answers

Is there a (postal) mail scanning service?

I'm looking for a service where I can rent a personal mailbox, and when mail comes in, it is scanned and put somewhere where I can retrieve it electronically (or get the paper mail forwarded to me, wherever I happen to be at the time). I've been using these folks in Las Vegas for a while (they're great, BTW)... but they only do the store-and-forward thing, and I'm really looking for electronic delivery whenever possible. [more inside]
posted by toxic on Aug 2, 2005 - 9 answers

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