Get a mailbox

Get a mailbox DEFAULT

Get-Mailbox

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Get-Mailbox cmdlet to view mailbox objects and attributes, populate property pages, or supply mailbox information to other tasks.

Note: In Exchange Online PowerShell, we recommend that you use the Get-EXOMailbox cmdlet instead of this cmdlet. For more information, see Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.

Syntax

Description

When you use the Get-Mailbox cmdlet in on-premises Exchange environments to view the quota settings for a mailbox, you first need to check the value of the UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults property. The value True means per-mailbox quota settings are ignored, and you need to use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to see the actual values. If the UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults property is False, the per-mailbox quota settings are used, so what you see with the Get-Mailbox cmdlet are the actual quota values for the mailbox.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet.

Examples

Example 1

This example returns a summary list of all the mailboxes in your organization.

Example 2

This example returns a list of all the mailboxes in your organization in the Users OU.

Example 3

This example returns all the mailboxes that resolve from the ambiguous name resolution search on the string "Chr". This example returns mailboxes for users such as Chris Ashton, Christian Hess, and Christa Geller.

Example 4

This example returns a summary list of all archive mailboxes on the Mailbox server named Mailbox01.

Example 5

This example returns information about the remote archive mailbox for the user [email protected]

Parameters

-Anr

The Anr parameter specifies a string on which to perform an ambiguous name resolution (ANR) search. You can specify a partial string and search for objects with an attribute that matches that string. The default attributes searched are:

  • CommonName (CN)
  • DisplayName
  • FirstName
  • LastName
  • Alias
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-Arbitration

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The Arbitration switch is required to return arbitration mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Arbitration mailboxes are system mailboxes that are used for storing different types of system data and for managing messaging approval workflow.

To return arbitration mailboxes that are used to store audit log settings or data, don't use this switch. Instead, use the AuditLog or AuxAuditLog switches.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-Archive

The Archive switch filters the results by mailboxes that have an archive enabled (only mailboxes that have an archive mailbox are returned). You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-AuditLog

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The AuditLog switch is required to return audit log mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Audit log mailboxes are arbitration mailboxes that are used to store audit log settings.

To return other types of arbitration mailboxes, don't use this switch. Instead, use the Arbitration switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-AuxAuditLog

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The AuxAuditLog switch is required to return auxiliary audit log mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Audit log mailboxes are arbitration mailboxes that are used to store audit log settings.

To return other types of arbitration mailboxes, don't use this switch. Instead, use the Arbitration switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-Credential

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The Credential parameter specifies the username and password that's used to run this command. Typically, you use this parameter in scripts or when you need to provide different credentials that have the required permissions.

A value for this parameter requires the Get-Credential cmdlet. To pause this command and receive a prompt for credentials, use the value . Or, before you run this command, store the credentials in a variable (for example, ) and then use the variable name () for this parameter. For more information, see Get-Credential.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-Database

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The Database parameter filters the results by mailbox database. When you use this parameter, only mailboxes on the specified database are included in the results. You can any value that uniquely identifies the database. For example:

  • Name
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • GUID

You can't use this parameter with the Anr, Identity, or Server parameters.

Type:DatabaseIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-DomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-Filter

The Filter parameter uses OPath syntax to filter the results by the specified properties and values. The search criteria uses the syntax .

  • Enclose the whole OPath filter in double quotation marks " ". If the filter contains system values (for example, , , or ), use single quotation marks ' ' instead. Although this parameter is a string (not a system block), you can also use braces { }, but only if the filter doesn't contain variables.
  • Property is a filterable property. For more information about the filterable properties, see Filterable properties for the Filter parameter.
  • ComparisonOperator is an OPath comparison operator (for example for equals and for string comparison). For more information about comparison operators, see about_Comparison_Operators.
  • Value is the property value to search for. Enclose text values and variables in single quotation marks ( or ). If a variable value contains single quotation marks, you need to identify (escape) the single quotation marks to expand the variable correctly. For example, instead of , use . Don't enclose integers or system values (for example, , , , or ).

You can chain multiple search criteria together using the logical operators and . For example, or .

For detailed information about OPath filters in Exchange, see Additional OPATH syntax information.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-GroupMailbox

The GroupMailbox switch is required to return Microsoft 365 Groups in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox. For example:

  • Name
  • Alias
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Canonical DN
  • Domain\Username
  • Email address
  • GUID
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • SamAccountName
  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

You can't use this parameter with the Anr, Database, MailboxPlan or Server parameters.

Type:MailboxIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-IgnoreDefaultScope

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The IgnoreDefaultScope switch tells the command to ignore the default recipient scope setting for the Exchange Management Shell session, and to use the entire forest as the scope. This allows the command to access Active Directory objects that aren't currently available in the default scope.

Using the IgnoreDefaultScope switch introduces the following restrictions:

  • You can't use the DomainController parameter. The command uses an appropriate global catalog server automatically.
  • You can only use the DN for the Identity parameter. Other forms of identification, such as alias or GUID, aren't accepted.
Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-InactiveMailboxOnly

This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The InactiveMailboxOnly switch specifies whether to return only inactive mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

An inactive mailbox is a mailbox that's placed on Litigation Hold or In-Place Hold before it's soft-deleted. The contents of an inactive mailbox are preserved until the hold is removed.

To include active and inactive mailboxes in the results, don't use this switch. Instead, use the IncludeInactiveMailbox switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online

-IncludeInactiveMailbox

This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The IncludeInactiveMailbox switch specifies whether to include inactive mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

An inactive mailbox is a mailbox that's placed on Litigation Hold or In-Place Hold before it's soft-deleted. The contents of an inactive mailbox are preserved until the hold is removed.

To return only inactive mailboxes in the results, don't use this switch. Instead, use the InactiveMailboxOnly switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online

-MailboxPlan

This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The MailboxPlan parameter filters the results by mailbox plan. When you use this parameter, only mailboxes that are assigned the specified mailbox plan are returned in the results. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox plan. For example:

  • Name
  • Alias
  • Display name
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • GUID

A mailbox plan specifies the permissions and features available to a mailbox user in cloud-based organizations. You can see the available mailbox plans by using the Get-MailboxPlan cmdlet.

You can't use this parameter with the Anr or Identity parameters.

Type:MailboxPlanIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online

-Migration

The Migration switch is required to return migration mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-Monitoring

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The Monitoring switch is required to return monitoring mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Monitoring mailboxes are associated with managed availability and the Exchange Health Manager service, and have a RecipientTypeDetails property value of MonitoringMailbox.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-OrganizationalUnit

The OrganizationalUnit parameter filters the results based on the object's location in Active Directory. Only objects that exist in the specified location are returned. Valid input for this parameter is an organizational unit (OU) or domain that's returned by the Get-OrganizationalUnit cmdlet. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the OU or domain. For example:

  • Name
  • Canonical name
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • GUID
Type:OrganizationalUnitIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-PublicFolder

The PublicFolder switch is required to return public folder mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Public folder mailboxes are specially designed mailboxes that store the hierarchy and content of public folders.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-ReadFromDomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The ReadFromDomainController switch specifies that information should be read from a domain controller in the user's domain. If you run the command Set-AdServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $true to include all objects in the forest and you don't use the ReadFromDomainController switch, it's possible that information will be read from a global catalog that has outdated information. When you use the ReadFromDomainController switch, multiple reads might be necessary to get the information. You don't have to specify a value with this switch.

By default, the recipient scope is set to the domain that hosts your Exchange servers.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-RecipientTypeDetails

The RecipientTypeDetails parameter filters the results by the specified mailbox subtype. Valid values are:

  • DiscoveryMailbox
  • EquipmentMailbox
  • GroupMailbox
  • LegacyMailbox
  • LinkedMailbox
  • LinkedRoomMailbox
  • RoomMailbox
  • SchedulingMailbox
  • SharedMailbox
  • TeamMailbox
  • UserMailbox

You can specify multiple values separated by commas.

Type:RecipientTypeDetails[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-RemoteArchive

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The RemoteArchive switch is required to return remote archive mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Remote archive mailboxes are archive mailboxes in the cloud-based service that are associated with mailbox users in on-premises Exchange organizations.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-ResultSize

The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all requests that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

Type:Unlimited
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-Server

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The Server parameter filters the results by Exchange server. When you use this parameter, only mailboxes on the specified Exchange server are included in the results.

You can use any value that uniquely identifies the server. For example:

  • Name
  • FQDN
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Exchange Legacy DN

You can't use this parameter with the Anr, Database, or Identity parameters.

The ServerName and ServerLegacyDN properties for a mailbox may not be updated immediately after a mailbox move within a database availability group (DAG). To get the most up-to-date values for these mailbox properties, run the command .

Type:ServerIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

-SoftDeletedMailbox

This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The SoftDeletedMailbox switch is required to return soft-deleted mailboxes in the results. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Soft-deleted mailboxes are deleted mailboxes that are still recoverable.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online

-SortBy

The SortBy parameter specifies the property to sort the results by. You can sort by only one property at a time. The results are sorted in ascending order.

If the default view doesn't include the property you're sorting by, you can append the command with . to create a new view that contains all of the properties that you want to see. Wildcards (*) in the property names are supported.

You can sort by the following properties:

  • Name
  • DisplayName
  • Alias
  • Office
  • ServerLegacyDN
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online

-SupervisoryReviewPolicy

This parameter is available on in on-premises Exchange.

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.

Sours: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/get-mailbox
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Manage PO Box

Once you reserve a PO Box at the Post Office, link it to your USPS.com account and easily manage it online.

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Know your deliveries are safe at the Post Office and not sitting on your doorstep unprotected.

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Keep your home address private and important documents confidential for peace of mind.

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Get mail at your convenience with 24/7 access in some locations and extended hours in others.

Step 1: Search for Post Office locations near you using the search bar under "Reserve a New PO Box."

Step 2: Choose a Post Office location and make selections on your desired PO Box size and payment period.

Step 3: Enter your contact and billing information to reserve your PO Box.

Step 1: Select "Manage Account" and sign in with your USPS.com credentials.

Step 2: Find your PO Box on the "Manage Your Account" page and select "Setup Auto-Renew."

Step 3: Change your payment period if you wish, and enroll in Automatic Renewal.

Step 1: Select "Link" above and sign in with your USPS.com credentials.

Step 2: Enter in your PO Box number, ZIP Code, and last name or business name.

Step 3: Confirm your PO Box details and submit. You can now manage your PO Box online.

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How to Rent a Mailbox with a Street Address?

Having a PO Box is useful and has many advantages. It gives you a stable mail and shipping address in the United States in case you’re traveling, don’t have a permanent address, live in a remote area, or even for your business needs.

A PO Box (post office box) offers a somewhat flexible solution to your mail needs.

But it also comes with its list of cons like limited access, limited storage, and a PO Box address not a street address.

So what makes a mailbox with a street address better?

Why is a mailbox with a street address better than a PO Box?

  1. You won’t need to drive to the Post Office. With a PO Box, your Post Office needs to be somewhere you can easily go to, like near your home or workplace. You’re restricted to a specific location, but with your own mailbox with a street address, you can access your mail without needing to go anywhere.
  1. You get flexible storage space. Your PO Box has limited storage, and it costs more for it to accommodate packages and not just paper mail. If your package is too big, it’ll be kept in a locker until you pick it up and you will be requested to upgrade your PO Box. So why limit your shipping when you can get more storage?

Check: How much does a PO box cost

 

  1. Better access to your mail. You can only access your mail within the Post Office working hours. But if you had a private mailbox with the UPS, they have more flexible working hours, and if you had a virtual mailbox with a street address, you could get 24/7 online access to your mail! So both scenarios beat having a PO Box that you can only access in limited times.

 

  1. A mail forwarding service. With a rented mailbox, you can have your mail and packages forwarded to you wherever you are. And so, your mail doesn’t need to be unattended until you pick it up.
  1. Get mail through all shipping carriers. You can only get mail through USPS at the Post Office. But with a private mailbox with a street address, you receive packages from other mail carriers too like FedEx, UPS, DHL, and more.
  1. Works as a great business address. One of the best benefits of having a street address (besides your home) is that you can use it for business mail. Instead of giving out a PO Box address to customers and investors, you’ll have a street address. And with a digital mailbox, you can even use that street address as your business address! We’ll get into more details on that one later.

How can you rent a mailbox with a street address?

  1. Rent a private mailbox at UPS Store:

There is a UPS Store every few blocks in the United States! Finding one you can easily access, near your home or workplace should be easy.

By renting a mailbox with the UPS, you use the store’s street address as a mailing address.

And so, you can get packages using all shipping carriers like USPS, FedEx, or more, not just UPS.

Some businesses even use their UPS mailbox for business mail because it’s more flexible. You receive notifications via email or text with new mail that arrives then you can request it to be forwarded or go pick it up.

The average price of a UPS mailbox ranges from $20 to $25, depending on the UPS Store location. Check out the UPS Store website for more info on renting their mailboxes.

  1. Get a virtual mailbox with a street address:

Another great solution (and a cheaper one) is to get a virtual mailbox. Not only do you get the advantage of having a street address for your mail, but you can even see your mail content online through your phone or any device!

A virtual mailbox is an online, digital mailbox that you can access through your phone or computer using nothing but an internet connection.

Your mail goes directly to secure mail facilities where it is scanned and uploaded to your mailbox.

You receive phone/ email notifications with all new mail then you can log into your mailbox and see it.

With each mail piece, you can send out handling requests like open & scan, forward, shred & recycle, archive, or delete.

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With a unique mail forwarding service, you can have your mail forwarded to you wherever you are so you’re not tied down to proximity or working hours!

Renting your virtual mailbox can get done in 4 easy steps:

  • first, you need to choose a plan and mailbox address, you can get yours today for as little as $15 per month.
  • Then you’ll need to fill out a USPS Form 1583 which is a postal consent form authorizing a third party to receive and handle your mail.
  • When done, have the form notarized and send it to PostScan Mail with two forms of ID. Once your account is set up, you can start receiving mail regularly.
  • You’ll need to apply for a change of address to have your mailing address updated with your new mailbox which can be done online for $1 at USPS.com.

Read about: How to file for a USPS change of address

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Though plenty of people choose to get a mailbox through the United States Postal Service (USPS), for a couple of different reasons those options may not be that viable.

 

For starters, not everyone lives in a location that is conveniently near a US postal office. Most every town in the country has a post office nearby, but some areas are harder to reach than others – and some locations just aren’t all that convenient to get to during normal business hours, particularly in busy cities and municipalities.

 

On top of that, a USPS PO Box is always going to have a PO Box number attached to it as opposed to a physical address. Some people want the credibility and legitimacy that a physical address brings to the table without having to worry about sacrificing their privacy or relative anonymity, though, especially if they are running a business and want to use the box as their business’s mailing address.

 

And while the USPS does a great job at accepting most packages (in most circumstances) they may or may not receive packages from companies like UPS, FedEx, or DHL depending on the size, frequency of deliveries, and a variety of other reasons.

 

In those kinds of situations you end up having smaller packages, envelopes, and parcels sent directly to your PO Box and larger packages sent physical mailing address – having to juggle both of those different addresses to make sure that you are using the right one at the right time.

 

Thankfully though, you aren’t limited to using a United States Postal Service PO Box exclusively if you want to take advantage of mailbox services.

 

UPS – one of the most trusted names in the shipping industry worldwide – provides a whole host of mailbox services, including UPS personal mailbox solutions as well as business mailbox solutions.

 

Below we dig a little deeper into everything you need to know about UPS private mailbox options, the anticipated UPS mailbox prices you might have to pay to take advantage of the services, and basically everything else you need to know before you sign on the dotted line and take advantage of solutions.

 

Ready to get started?

 

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What is a UPS Mailbox?

 

UPS mailbox services are almost identical to the PO Box services available at every USPS postal office, with a couple of little wrinkles that make them more attractive – but we’ll get into that in just a little bit.

 

When you sign up for a UPS store PO Box you’re basically getting a cabinet sized mailbox that you can use just the same as you would at the post office, but you’re also getting extra space to receive packages from pretty much every delivery service imaginable as well.

 

The mailbox size options from UPS are pretty similar to what you get with the USPS as well, though different UPS Stores will have even larger mailbox options specifically designed for high-volume mail customers as well as businesses that expect to have quite a few packages and parcels coming through the post.

 

Your mailbox is going to be physically located inside of a UPS store and attached to a physical street address. That’s a departure from the way that the USPS runs things, having you use a PO Box number that may not work for your specific needs.

 

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What are the Benefits of a UPS Mailbox?

 

The biggest benefit of a UPS mailbox (and one of the top reasons that people are willing to pay premium UPS mailbox prices compared to what you get at the post office) is the amount of privacy that these kinds of the box services provide.

 

You’ll no longer have to share your personal address to have packages shipped to you, especially from businesses that are not able or are not willing to mail packages you might order online to traditional PO Box addresses.

 

Instead you’ll be able use your UPS mailbox address just the same way you would any other street address, enjoying the privacy and anonymity that these services have to offer.

 

Another of the bigger benefits that UPS mailboxes provide is the ease of access you’ll have to all of your mail pieces.

 

Going down to the post office every day gets to become a bit of a chore but is absolutely necessary if you have a smaller sized PO Box. You’ll have to make sure that you visit during normal business hours and you’ll also have to plan around going on Sunday (as the post office closed that day) – issues that you won’t have to worry about when you move forward with UPS Store PO Box services.

 

In fact, a lot of UPS Personal mailbox options and UPS Private mailbox options include 24/7 access to your mailbox as well as to the larger package lockers. You’ll receive a key card or a physical key to gain access to the mail delivery area that you can use whenever is most convenient for you, avoiding the headache and hassle that the traditional USPS schedules inevitably involve.

 

UPS Personal mailbox options also guarantee deliverability, especially packages and parcels that need someone to sign for them upon arrival. The odds are good that you’ve had to deal with packages that were returned to sender or packages that had to go out for redelivery a couple of days later just because no one was around to sign for them when they arrived – usually because you were at work or away from home.

 

With a UPS Private mailbox that problem is eliminated entirely.

 

There will always be someone at the UPS store to receive your packages and sign for them upon delivery during normal business hours, safely securing them in a private locker that only you have access to so that you can retrieve them when it’s most convenient for you.

 

Lastly, and maybe this is the biggest benefit for those that move physical locations on a regular basis, your UPS Store PO Box is going to have an address that stays with you – even if the physical address of your home or business changes every now and again.

 

This allows you to avoid having to set up mail forwarding, it allows you to avoid having to contact everyone you’ve ever done business with about your new address, and it guarantees that your mail delivery rates stay consistently high even while your physical operations are uprooted and moved to a new location.

 

UPS business address options attached to these kinds of mailboxes are a huge asset that you won’t want to overlook as a smart or strategic business owner.

 

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What are the Drawbacks of UPS Mailboxes?

 

While there are a lot of benefits to using a UPS personal mailbox there are also drawbacks and disadvantages you’ll want to be aware of, too.

 

For starters, UPS business mailbox cost estimates are usually slightly higher than what you might have paid the post office for similarly sized mailboxes – though this isn’t always the case. UPS is very much a for-profit organization whereas the post office is run by the government, and that’s important to consider when you move forward with these solutions.

 

Secondly, you may or may not feel totally comfortable having all of your mail handled by a private entity as opposed to having it handled by a federal government agency. This is a point of personal preference, and even though UPS has a fantastic reputation for privacy and security of everything that they receive and deliver it’s still something you want to think about.

 

Lastly, if you do decide to move out of town, across the state come across the country, or across the world your physical UPS business address isn’t going to be as useful to you any longer.

 

You’ll then have to go through the process of changing that address your banking credit cards, your bills, your customer relations, and with your friends and family members – which is just as much of a pain as doing the same thing through the USPS.

 

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Breaking Down UPS Mailbox Sizes

 

When it comes to figuring out how much is a PO Box at UPS for you personally it’s really more about figuring out the size of the UPS mailbox you want than anything else.

 

The UPS Store has three standard sizes available at almost all of their locations – Small, Medium, and Large.

 

Small boxes are recommended for individuals that do not anticipate having a whole lot of mail delivered on a regular basis. Medium boxes are recommended for small businesses that expect a decent flow of mail to come through their mailbox, with Large boxes expressly recommended for small to medium-sized businesses that have a heavy flow of mail to contend with.

 

There are sometimes “custom” mailbox sizes available for you to pick and choose from depending on the specific UPS Store that you are doing business with. If the standard sizes aren’t going to work for you it’s worth speaking to someone at that local outlet to see if there’s a better option for you to proceed with.

 

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Breaking Down UPS Mailbox Costs

 

A couple of different things going to UPS mailbox prices, not the least of which is the size of the mailbox that you have chosen (which we just highlighted above).

 

Small size boxes from UPS run between $10 and $30 a month, Medium size boxes run between $20 and $40 a month, and Large size boxes run between $30 and $50 a month.

 

The location of the UPS store, the town, city, or municipality it is situated in, and the demand for different mailbox sizes are all going to contribute to UPS business mailbox cost structures you want to be aware of.

 

Thankfully though, all you have to do is call a local UPS Store that you want to set up a mailbox through and asked them for a quote or estimate about the types of mailboxes you are looking to take advantage of.

 

They’ll be able to clue you in about the specifics of their UPS box prices, how exactly to sign up for a UPS business address with them, and how to make the most of the UPS personal mailbox and UPS private mailbox you’ve decided to rent.

 

Other things that factor into UPS mailbox prices include deposits and fees, with most stores charging a nonrefundable fee of between $10 and $15 upfront for the key that they provide to your mailbox. If you need a new key (after misplacing or having that key stolen) you may be assessed a replacement fee on top of the new nonrefundable $10-$15 deposit.

 

Some locations are also going to charge overflow fees of three dollars (sometimes more) if your mailbox is constantly spilling over and you allow excessive amounts of mail to build up before you come and claim them.

 

Large packages that are left unclaimed for extended amounts of time can also have fees assessed, and late payment fees are also pretty common if you aren’t able to meet your monthly charges on time.

 

Of course, you can also save quite a bit of money when it comes to UPS business mailbox costs just by prepaying three months, six months, or 12 months (or more) in advance. Sometimes these discounts can be pretty substantial – which is why you want to ask about them before you sign on the dotted line.

 

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Virtual Mailbox Services – A Better Alternative to UPS Mailboxes

 

Of course, if UPS Store mailbox services aren’t exactly what you are looking for you may want to zero in on Virtual Mailbox solutions like the ones available from US Global Mail.

 

One of the most trusted brands in the mailbox industry today, US Global Mail has a sterling silver reputation for putting their customers first, for securing the packages and mail pieces that they receive or send for their clients, and for their pricing and service track record.

 

When you take advantage of the Virtual Mailbox solutions from this company you’re able to get immediate updates about every single piece of mail – packages, parcels, everything – that comes through thanks to your dedicated digital dashboard.

 

Mail pieces are photographed and scanned as soon they arrive, daily updates are pushed to you immediately, and you then have the opportunity to have those pieces forwarded to you, opened and scanned for improved speed and security, or disposed of.

 

You are always in control!

 

To learn more about all that US Global Mail has to offer order sign up for virtual mailbox services contact us today for more details.

Sours: https://www.usglobalmail.com/ups-mailbox-cost/

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How to Set Up & Mount a Mailbox

Follow U.S. Postal Service® guidelines for installing and placing a new mailbox at your home. Get tips on the best materials to use to set up a curbside mailbox and how to keep it in good condition. Make sure that your mail carrier always has a clear path to your mailbox whether it's by the street or mounted on your house.

A standard curbside mailbox on a tree-lined street.

A mailbox with the Postmaster General's (PMG) seal of approval meets USPS size and construction standards. If you build your own mailbox or buy a custom-made one, it must meet the PMG standards. Show your local postmaster your mailbox plans or your custom-made box for approval.

To get drawings and measurements for building your own mailbox, write to US Postal Service Engineering.

Want to buy a mailbox big enough for packages? See Next Generation Mailboxes.

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when placing your mailbox:

  • Position your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6″ to 8″ back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  • Put your house or apartment number on the mailbox.
  • If your mailbox is on a different street from your house or apartment, put your full street address on the box.
Mailbox installation requirements. Place the mailbox 6 to 8 inches in from the curb. Dig the post hole so you can bury the mailbox post with 41 to 45 inches of mailbox post showing above the ground.
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The best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them. The Federal Highway Administration recommends:

  • A 4″ x 4″ wooden support or a 2″-diameter standard steel or aluminum pipe.
  • Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
  • Bury your post no more than 24″ deep.

Some homes and apartments have a slot in the door for receiving mail instead of a mailbox. The standards for an approved door slot are:

  • The opening must be at least 1 1/2″ x 7″.
  • The bottom of the slot must be at least 30″ above floor.
  • Horizontal slots must have a flap hinged at the top.
  • Vertical slots must be hinged on the opposite side from the door's hinges.

For greater privacy, you can also install a mail slot hood on the inside of your door to prevent someone from seeing into your home. The standards for door slot hoods are:

  • The hood should not project more than 2 1/16″ beyond the inside of the door.
  • On a horizontal slot, the hood should not extend below the bottom of the outside plate.
  • On a vertical slot, the hood should not extend beyond the side of the outside plate on same side as the door's hinges.
  • To replace your curbside mailbox with a wall-mounted mailbox, you must get your local postmaster's permission.
  • Choose from a variety of mailbox sizes and styles; mounted mailboxes are not required to have a PMG seal of approval.
  • Get a wall mailbox that can hold a normal day's mail volume, including letter-sized envelopes, postcards, and catalogs.*
  • Place the mailbox near the main entrance so your mail carrier can easily see it.

*Note: Wall-mounted mailboxes may only be used for items with postage. Newspapers may not be placed in the mailbox.

Mailboxes take a beating from the weather, so we recommend an annual mailbox checkup to avoid damage to your mail or difficulty identifying your address.

  • Tighten loose hinges on the door
  • Take care of rusty or loose parts
  • Replace missing or faded house numbers
  • Keep the path to your mailbox clear
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HOW TO GET A VIRTUAL BUSINESS ADDRESS - ENTREPRENEUR LIFE EP.4

Deciding to get a mailbox with a physical address is one of the smartest choices you can make. There are so many advantages (which we will get into in a moment). However, if you’ve never done it before, renting mailboxes can seem like quite a daunting, confusing task.

 

That’s why we are here to help you out.

 

But before we get into the specifics, we just want to make you aware of all the benefits getting UPS PO boxes (or whatever “rent an address for mail” service you choose to use) can bring you.

 

Ready to get into it? Let’s go!

 

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The Advantages of a PO Box With a Real Address

 

While there are more benefits than the 5 we are going to talk about, these are the main ones (in our humble opinion, of course).

 

Letter and Parcel Security

 

Since PO boxes and other UPS personal mailboxes are safely stowed within the post office, you won’t have any parcels or packages left on your doorstep. Ultimately, this alone ramps up the security and decreases the likelihood of your mail being swiped.

 

However, it runs deeper than this.

 

Even though the UPS mailbox rentals are inside an already super-safe environment, they are individually locked too. Sometimes, this will be via a code, but more commonly, it’s a key system. Just bear in mind that there is only one primary key holder per PO box. (Not that this should make much difference, to be honest)!

 

You Acquire a Permanent Mailing Address

 

Are you moving a lot? Are you flying your whole life overseas to start another life in a new country? Or are you living in an off the grid type of situation? Whatever it is, with a UPS mailbox address, you will have a stable place for friends, family, and companies to send you parcels, packages, and letters.

 

Keeps Your Home Address Private

 

It isn’t a great feeling when you think about how many businesses, customers (if you run a company), and people know your home address. You are putting trust in multiple locations when, in actual fact, you don’t know a quarter of them!

 

With a PO box, you can give registration forms and such this address so you don’t run the risk of having your privacy invaded by unprofessional, unethical fellows.

 

Quicker Mail Delivery

 

All UPS private mailboxes are already inside a postal facility. So, your parcels, packages, and letters will be delivered quicker than if you used your home or business address.

 

Great For Your Business

 

Business mailbox rentals are becoming increasingly popular too! Why? Because they’re cheaper than renting office space, some professionals don’t want their customers knowing they work from home, and clients can rest easy thanks to the company’s fixed, UPS business address.

 

Okay, we’re sure you were already convinced before you clicked on this so we’ll move along now!

 

UPS Store Mailbox

 

With a UPS personalized mailbox, you get so much bang for your buck. We’ll talk specific costs in just a moment but first, let’s have a gander at everything you’ll receive.

 

For starters, you will acquire a mailbox with a street address. Not only does this look more professional if you run a business, but it also won’t cause registration forms to glitch.

 

Plus, you can receive packages from all US mail carriers, not just the USPS. You don’t tend to find this with other private mailbox rentals. And, you can pick up your letters or parcels whenever you can! No really, we mean it. Regardless of the time, you can access your mail since UPS is open to their renters 24 hours a day.

 

Oh, and everything in the facility is managed, maintained, and guarded by UPS store certified experts. You will feel right at home when you walk in the door.

 

We think they are pretty great (if you hadn’t guessed).

 

How Much Does a Mailbox Cost?

 

It is quite hard to give you a hard and fast rule where UPS store PO box prices are concerned. Why? Because there isn’t a hard and fast rule! It all depends on where you live — the state and the city. Although, we can say that they usually range from $20 to $25.

 

PS: UPS mailbox prices run a lot cheaper than your traditional PO box, which only gives you a number and not a valid address.

 

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Can I Use a PO Box as a Legal Address?

 

In short, no. You only get a number when you rent a PO box. However, acquiring a UPS street address and mailbox will allow you to use it as your legal address.

How to Rent a PO Box

 

If you’ve come this far, you’re serious about getting a PO box. You must be itching to know exactly how. Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to scratch that itch for you!

 

Step One: Location

 

You need to get a PO box somewhere that suits you. Whether that’s near your office or home, it doesn’t matter. Just know you’ll need to go there pretty much every week.

 

Step Two: Choose a Size

 

Typically, post offices will have boxes in the following sizes:

 

  • Extra small
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra large

 

These all come with different price tags (naturally). Our advice is to ensure that you are comfortable with the cost before you dive headfirst into this whirlpool.

 

Step Three: Register Your PO Box

 

 

You have two options here — to register in person or online. It’s your choice.

 

These days, internet registration methods are used more frequently than the other. So we’ll focus on this one:

 

 

  1. Go to the USPS website.
  2. Search for a branch near you by typing in your zip code
  3. Choose your preferred box size
  4. Pick a payment plan (3, 6, or 12 months)
  5. Click on “reserve now”
  6. Travel to the branch you selected and
    pick up your keys!

 

See? It’s easy when you know how!

 

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Is There an Even Better Solution? You Bet! Take a Look

 

Even though we live in a world that increasingly relies on digital communication – text messages, email, direct messaging, etc. – there’s still a need for a mailbox with a physical address, especially if you are running a business.

 

At the same time, there are a lot of drawbacks to using a traditional PO Box through the USPS, not the least of which is the fact that you are going to be physically restricted to a single location where you’re able to pick up your mail.

 

Thankfully though, with a service like our own here at US Global Mail, you won’t have to worry about the headache and hassle a PO Box brings to the table while still taking full advantage of all the benefits a mailbox with a physical address has to offer.

 

Below we highlight just a few of the advantages you’ll get leveraging our service, the perfect mix between a PO Box and a “virtual mail solution”!

 

Say Hello to Your “Forever” Address

 

When you choose to take advantage of our mailbox services you get a physical street address that you can use as your “forever” address, completely separating your mail from your business or your residence.

 

This eliminates a lot of the headache and hassle that a change of address with the USPS inevitably involves but also guarantees that none of your mail gets “lost in the shuffle” when you are changing addresses, either.

 

Combine that with the extra security and anonymity that this kind of mailing set up affords you and it’s easy to see why so many people are taking advantage of services like ours.

 

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Never Drive to the Post Office Again

 

Another of the biggest advantages you’ll enjoy when you set up your mail service here at US Global Mail is never having to drive to a physical post office location ever again.

 

Instead you’ll be able to create a physical street address to receive ALL of your mail and packages, establishing a central “collection point” for your mail that can then be rerouted and sent to you directly no matter you are. Considering that people spend over 500 hours annually behind a wheel, this can be a big time saver for everyone.

 

Do Virtual Mailboxes Have Unlimited Storage Space?

 

Traditional PO Boxes can get pretty expensive, especially if you are expecting a daily flood of mail (like you might if you are running a business).

 

Larger sized PO boxes in particular are very expensive, but the average rate of a USPS mailbox it’s anywhere between $25 and $40 – and you’re always limited to the size of the box that you have rented.

 

With our private mail acceptance service, though, you don’t have to worry about any of those issues any longer. We offer a variety of flexible mail service solutions that include unlimited incoming mail acceptance, guaranteeing that you don’t have to worry about important pieces of mail getting returned to sender just because there wasn’t enough space in your box.

 

Combine that with all the other benefits we provide here at US Global Mail and it’s easy to see why so many people choose our services time and time again.

 

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Effortless 24/7 Access to Your Mail

 

You are always in full control of your US Global Mail virtual mailbox, too.

 

Not only will you have 24/7 access to your mail and your packages through our virtual service, but you’re also going to have access to images of all envelopes and boxes as they come in.

 

Every single time a new piece of mail comes in for you a picture will be taken of the outside envelopes/packages, a message will be forwarded to you via email or text directly, and you’ll know exactly when your mail has arrived (almost in real time).

 

We can digitize any mail that you request to have digitized so that you have instant access to those letters and those documents, can pick and choose the mail that gets forwarded to you in the mail that gets shredded and disposed of, and can even have checks deposited into your bank account (at your instruction and your discretion) without you having to run those kinds of errands, too.

 

Reliable Mail Forwarding

 

Because of the relationships we have with global shipping partners we can help you save upwards of 80% on retail shipping fees when you want your mail forwarded to you.

 

We can set up regular mail forwarding that make sure you get the mail that accumulates at your US Global Mail box on a regular basis, with many of our clients choosing to take advantage of weekly or monthly deliveries that make their life a lot more organized.

 

We also accept packages from all shipping partners (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) and can guarantee that you’ll get your packages when you need them without delay and without having to spend a small fortune on shipping, too. In fact, you can calculate your shipping costs here.

 

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Final Verdict

 

At the end of the day, it’s been our mission to make sure that the process for taking advantage of all that a virtual mailing service has to offer combined with a street address is as simple and as straightforward as possible.

 

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built up offering our US Global Mail solutions to more than 80,000 customers and are continuously looking for ways to add even more value to our mailing services.

 

If you’re interested in leveraging the benefits we provide, or just want more details about how to make the most of the mailbox with a physical address services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

 

 

We are based out of Houston, Texas and you can reach us through our online chat and support tools or can drop us a line through our toll-free number (1-866-596-8965) during our normal business hours.

 

Be sure to have a look at the different mailing services we offer, with a range of plans designed to accommodate individuals, small families and organizations, and larger businesses that aren’t satisfied with being handicapped by a physical PO Box.

 

For more details, reach out to us today!

Sours: https://www.usglobalmail.com/how-to-get-a-mailbox-with-a-physical-address/

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3 Easy Steps on How To Get a PO Box

Getting a PO Box is a pretty simple process. Traditionally, you need to go into your local post office to sign up for a PO Box. However, USPS has made the process easier and now allows you to reserve a postal box online. We'll show you how to get a PO Box without hassle in 3 easy steps.

Step 1. Pick a PO Box Location and Size

Before you get a PO Box, you need to decide where you want your PO Box to be located and how big you want your mailbox to be based on your expected monthly mail deliveries.

PO Box Location

Selecting your PO Box location should be your primary consideration when you rent a PO Box. All postal boxes reside on the premise of a post office. Most people prefer a postal box close to their home or work for convenience.

Can I get a PO Box in another state? Yes, you can also get a PO Box in another city if you prefer the city name (eg. New York) over convenience. To look for a PO Box location in another city you can learn more on the USPS website.

Overall, to find the best PO Box location you should consider the amount of mail and packages you expect to receive on a weekly and monthly basis as well as how often you willing to travel to pick up your mail and packages.

Find post office locations on the USPS website.

PO Box Size

How big is a PO Box? Across the U.S. Postal Service, PO Boxes are available in 5 sizes. However, not all Post Offices have every size. USPS offers post office boxes in various sizes.

  • X Small size 1 - 3" x 5.5" - It generally fits 10-15 letter-sized envelopes or up to 2 rolled magazines.
  • Small size 2 - 5" x 5.5" - It can normally accommodate 10-15 letters or up to 5 rolled magazines.
  • Medium size 3 - 11" x 5.5" - The medium size is wide enough that large envelopes and magazines can be stacked flat.
  • Large size 4 - 11" x 11" - Easily stacks 2 shoeboxes inside this PO Box, and still have room for 10-15 letters.
  • X Large size 5 - 22.5" x 12" - This is the largest option for Flat Rate Boxes and parcels.

Picking the right size really depends on how much mail you get, what type of mail you receive, and how often you pick up your mail. Based on some statistics plus extra padding, we estimate that a typical mailbox receives less than 6 pieces of mail per week.

General Guidelines For Picking a PO Box Size

  • Most small size postal boxes are sufficient for personal or business mail that you pick up once a week.
  • If you subscribe to more than one periodical (eg. magazines, newspapers), a medium size PO Box is likely a better choice.
  • If you pick up mail once a month, a medium-large box is a good choice.

You can always get a small postal box and then upgrade to a larger one. However, USPS does not like your mailbox to overflow. If your mailbox overflows frequently, they will ask you to move to a larger box. The hassle of moving to a new box is not worth it.

Takeaway advice - often times a PO Box isn’t for you because you expect more mail and packages than the sizes listed, another alternative is a virtual mailbox. Read to the bottom to see how a virtual mailbox can solve your overflow and travel problems you’ll get with a PO Box. Avoid the headache and get a virtual mailbox vs PO Box.

How Much is a PO Box?

PO Box prices are all different depending on the location and the size. If you're looking for a postal box in an area that has less demand for the box, you will pay less. You can check PO Box pricing and availability online at USPS.

The minimum rental period for a PO Box is 3 months; however, you can pay for a PO Box rental for up to a year. If you decide to cancel your PO Box before the rental period is up, you can get a refund back for the remaining unused period in 3 month increments. For example, if you rent a PO Box for 6 months and you cancel your mailbox during month 2, you will get a refund for the last 3 months.

Step 2. Get a PO Box

Once you decide on a location and size, you are ready to get a PO Box. There are two options to get a PO Box. You can either reserve a PO Box online or go to the post office in person.

Both ways require that you fill out a Form 1583 and present two forms of IDs, one of which must have a photograph of yourself. We have a more in-depth article you can read on what Form 1583 is for and why it's required.

Did you know that you’ll need the USPS Form 1583 for a virtual mailbox too? Since you’ll already need it you can opt for the online virtual mailbox instead.

We cover what you will need to open a PO Box online and in person below.

How To Get a PO Box Online

  • To get a PO Box online Go to PO Boxes Online.
  • Reserve a mailbox by selecting a location and a mailbox size.
  • Bring two form of ID and Form 1583 with you to the post office where your postal box is located.
  • Get the keys for your PO Box.

How To Get a PO Box In Person

  • Bring two forms of ID with you.
  • Go to the post office where you want your PO Box located. Save yourself a trip and go online first to check if the size of the PO Box you want is available.
  • Get a PO Box rental form (essentially a variation of Form 1583) at the counter. Fill it out.
  • Turn it in at the counter and get your keys to your PO Box.

Step 3. Redirect Your Mail

Once you have your PO Box, the next step is to redirect your mail and packages to this new PO Box. You can either fill out a Change of Address Form online or pick one up at any post office. Fill it out and submit it. Your mail will then be forwarded to your new address for up to 1 year for First Class Mail.

PO Box Address Format

A PO Box address format is fairly specific and is always in the form of:

Your Name
PO BOX <your box number>
City, State Zipcode

Fun Fact - The last 4 digits appended to the end of the 5-digit Zipcode+4 code

Example: 90000-1234, is usually the same as your box number.

Need a Better Mailbox? Get a Virtual Mailbox!

PO boxes are not always the best choice under certain circumstances. As an alternative you might want to consider VirtualPostMail for more sophisticated uses and needs and make life easier with a virtual mailbox.

VirtualPostMail provides you with a street address to receive postal mail. The unopened envelopes are scanned so you can view your mail online at your convenience. Then, you decide whether to have the mail opened and scanned, mail forwarded, or destroyed. Managing your postal mail online is so easy; you’ll never want to handle mail the traditional way again. Get a virtual mailbox now.

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