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We have had our letterbox broken into a couple of times with mail missing or ripped, should we get a lock? Do other have locks on their mailbox?


Posted by kjgarner, 17th November 2015


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  • Yes, we have a lock. Australia post recommends it.


  • Try and get as much stuff as possible emailed instead of posted and yes – get a lock!


  • It is an extra expense but maybe consider a PO Box


  • no but it is a great idea. i am home and see when the postie comes because the kids love getting the mail. it doesn’t sit in there longer than a min lol.


  • Yes we have a lock on ours. I feel safer that way


  • Thank yeah my husband is going to find a nice heavy duty sturdy lock :)


  • I have always had a lock on my letterbox as I had to find out the hard way with identity theft, they stoll my new medicare card as well as my credit card… so be very careful indead


  • I think you should place a lock on your mailbox if you’ve had mail go missing or destroyed.


  • I don’t. But we live in a very quiet street, a cul-de-sac. It’s 3 years that I live here and I never had a bad experience so far.


  • Yes we have a lock,alot of important letters with personal details l don’t want in the wrong hands!


  • The only time i’ve ever had to put a lock on my letter box is when the previous tenants of the house we live in came to collect their mail instead of redirecting it. Otherwise have never had a problem of mail going missing. It is a good idea to secure your mail for in case something bad happens. Anything big can be held at the post office until I can come collect the item.


  • We have a lock on our mail box and a PO box for bigger items that we want to be safe and secure.


  • Yes, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


  • We have a roadside mailbox and sometimes when expected mail doesn’t turn up and I call Australia Post to complain, they tell me to put a lock on my box. Knowing the mindless act of vandalism, they just enjoy destroying, so a lock may not be enough


  • A lock on your mail box is a good idea – identity theft is a good reason for a lock on a mailbox!


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