We’ve always assumed that the official motto of the U.S. Postal Service was this: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
Spoiler alert: It’s not. That phrase actually is a 20th century translation of an ancient Greek text that was describing the Persian mounted messenger service around 500 B.C.
The reason we’re telling you all this is so you can drop that amazing nugget of trivia on your neighbors when you’re installing your brand-new mailbox. And we’ve made that chore easier on you by picking our favorite mailboxes. Now off we go on our appointed rounds.
We know what you’re thinking: So the mail carrier needs a key to open your mailbox? Nope. Incoming packages and letters are delivered through the mail door – no key needed. The Mail Manager is the perfect deterrent to vandals and thieves with its patented lock system that prevents leveraged entry.
Just add the address
Install this rust-resistant, powder-coated black mailbox set is in just minutes. When you’re finished, just add your address numbers to the mailbox door, and you’re all set.
This online-shopping friendly box measures 18.5 x 13.5 x 20 inches, allowing it to hold larger packages than most of its competitors. The entire outer container is one piece to make it stand up to the weather.
You can call this mailbox “old fashioned” but we prefer the term “timeless.” It’s available in white or black finish and is made of heavy-duty galvanized steel to stand up to the elements.
This molded plastic box is built to last. Just a heads-up that the mailbox includes mounting hardware for a standard 4×4 inch post, which is not included.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.