Asked on Oct 04, 2017

You've got mail. Home Letter Box

I would like to know when the Postman has delivered something in my postbox so has not to keep going to look so often.
I realise this may mean that the postman has to do something manually to let me know he has been any ideas. ???
Considering the wind and rain may interfere with the attachment .
q you ve got mail home letter box
It is hard to see letterbox, it is within the green circle.
  16 answers
  • I have "Informed Delivery" from USPS, where they email you images of items arriving in your mail. Here is a link.

    • Jessica Barnett Jessica Barnett on Oct 07, 2017
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  • Rembatb Rembatb on Oct 04, 2017
    Put a bell on it and ask him to jingle it. Push bell yes the old fashioned kind or even a door bell push button works. I have used door bell push buttons when I was injured. You can also have a jingle a bell set-up or a ding a long bell too..

    • Beverley Ann Mott Beverley Ann Mott on Oct 04, 2017
      A great idea however if I am out in the back garden, or don't get to hear it for some unknown reason. I will still keep this in mind as it is something I never thought of , so thank You. 🔔
      I would still like more visual ideas .

  • Beverley Ann Mott Beverley Ann Mott on Oct 04, 2017
    still looking for other ideas .

  • PJ Wise PJ Wise on Oct 04, 2017
    Perhaps the postman could raise the box's flag (like you would normally do to alert him that you have mail to pick up to go out)?

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    • PJ Wise PJ Wise on Oct 05, 2017
      Usually the flags come with the mailbox (at least the boxes that sit by the street for rural delivery). You can buy regular red or solar (!!) yellow flags from all the stores that sell boxes, from $3.50 to $15; Walmart, True Value, Lowe's, Amazon, etc.

  • Lois Wilson Lois Wilson on Oct 04, 2017
    My husband took a metal spring, put a small ball on one end and spray painted it a brite color. On the opposite side of the flag he attached the other end of spring. At the handle where you pull to open attached a piece of plastic with a notch the size of the spring cut out. So when the mail box is open it springs up, you know when the mail is delivered. Then when you get your mail you just put the spring back in the notch.

  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 04, 2017
    Amazon sells these

  • Poo23439556 Poo23439556 on Oct 04, 2017
    Baby monitor or intercom , in plastic bag on a hook. He can talk to you.

  • Deborah Chatto Wightman Deborah Chatto Wightman on Oct 05, 2017
    My neighbor tied a painted whiffle ball to the mailbox door, and put it inside so every time the mailman put the mail in, the ball would come out and hang down so she could see it.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Oct 05, 2017
    As a retired Postal Carrier I can tell you this... The flag that comes on your mail box should only be used when you have OUTgoing mail.. but due to the on going problem of strangers driving or riding by and stealing mail (hoping to find bill payments with checks) some areas recommend that you place your mail in the box with the stamp facing the door and do not put up your flag. I have used a large binder clip labeled "outgoing mail" to show my carrier that I had stuff to send. NOTE: most carriers WILL NOT sort thru mail that is in the box looking for outgoing stuff.
    ANY method you use to show that you have new mail in the box.. should need only ONE had to operate (the other is usually full of other mail)... I have had several of my rural customers use an indicator like the ball one from Amazon, ACE hardware has a similar product.. works when the door is opened to deliver and pick up mail... just remember to reset after you remove your mail from the box. i have also seen customers who put a clear back in their mail box so they could see stuff in .

  • Glen Glen on Oct 05, 2017
    I'm not sure what it is called or even where it was purchased but my mom and dad have a little device that buzzes that lets them know when the mailman has gone. It is in their kitchen if anyone is interested in this I will find out some more info from them!!😊.

    • Noel Noel on Oct 07, 2017
      Glen, I would be interested in knowing more.
      Noel, OZ.

  • Betty Byars Allen Betty Byars Allen on Oct 07, 2017
    Maybe you could get a wireless door bell for your mailbox

  • Ro Ro on Oct 07, 2017
    a large colorful magnet
    ask the mail person to move it to a visible spot when mail is delivered, you can even write directions on the box or magnet

  • Esther Bryan Esther Bryan on Oct 07, 2017
    My Dad had the mail persons to raise their flag, when they delivered. If Dad had mail to go out, the mail person took the mail and lowered the flag. My folks always knew when to go out for the mail.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Oct 07, 2017
    Ask the mailman the approximate time he delivers the mail. Then go to the mail box 15-30 minutes later. They are on a route and usually deliver around the same time every day.

  • Mezwestrope Mezwestrope on Oct 08, 2017
    Look for a mailbox that turns (or create a gizmo that will allow it to turn). After you get the mail turn it sideways. When the mail carrier delivers your mail it has to be turned outwards in order to open the door. If it is facing out, you've got mail.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 28, 2018

    Many areas with roadside mailboxes have "flags" attached to them. Do as Esther suggested, if this type of mailbox is an option where you live.