Your mail has been delivered! Snail Mail Alert

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Let us never make a fruitless trip to the mailbox again.  Always know when your mail has been delivered.

Mail has been delivered


It’s possible to always know when your mail has been delivered just by looking out your window.  This visual mail signal system lets you know if you had mail delivered that day with just a quick glance.

This little gadget is a simple concept, but very effective.  This device is basically made up of a yellow ball, a spring, and a small bracket which attaches to your mailbox.  The idea is that you load the spring and ball in the provided slot inside your mailbox and close the door.  Then, when your mail carrier opens the door to deliver your mail, the ball raises and stands upright, alerting you that your mail has been delivered!

As a result, instead of walking to your mailbox to see if your mail has been delivered, you can simply look outside and see if your alert signal is showing.  As far as installation, there is only one bolt and one bracket, so it installs pretty easy for the DIY person.


Mail has been delivered

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For less than $10.00, we think this little time-saver is a pretty good deal.


Also check out our article on the Mail Time alert signal

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4 Responses

  1. Eva

    What a shame it is soo much trouble to just pull the red flag down that comes with most mailboxes. ( that’s what my mailman told me). Guess it slows them up. Or maybe it’s in their contract . Needing this gadget is a shame and should embarrass them..

    • RuralRoute

      Mail carriers are instructed leave the flag up when there is no outgoing mail because mail thieves often put them up in an effort to steal mail before the resident checks their box.

  2. Elaine Evans

    Trying to find one of these, all are out of stock, had one for years.
    Where can I purchase???

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