Mail Time! Yellow Mailbox Alert Flag for Long Driveways
How Mail Time Alert can make your life just a bit easier
How many times have you wondered “Is my mail here yet?” And do you worry about the security of your online purchases being left in your mailbox? Mail Time Alert will solve those problems!
We were frustrated by irregular mail delivery, leading to many wasted trips to the mailbox. My husband has trouble getting around and he does love his mail and looks forward to receiving magazines. So, in 1988 I designed and patented Mail Time!®. Since then, this simple little device has helped many thousands of people.
For those with long driveways or mobility challenges, the extra trips to check for mail are especially difficult. In rainy weather or if you have snow and ice on your driveway, a trip to the mailbox can be dangerous. Mail Time!® easily solves the problem at a much lower cost than the electronic devices on the market.
This is the original Mail Time!® mailbox alert flag that has helped people for 25 years. Our all-aluminum, no rust solution works on any standard size mailbox that has the door close over the face of the box.
Today, my daughter & I ship Mail Time! alerts from our office outside of Philadelphia.
-Jan Hartman, inventor of Mail Time!®
No more wasted trips to the mailbox! Enjoy the comfort of your home until your Mail Time! alert flag shows that your mail has arrived
Rust-proof aluminum mailbox flag is powder coated bright yellow for maximum visibility, and is perfect for long driveways, rural roads, or obscured view of mailbox.
Spring hinge automatically raises flag when mailbox is opened.
Easy To Install
Fits on any size metal (and most plastic) "bread loaf" type mailboxes where door closes over face of box, including XL Size 2 mailboxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does shipping cost?
Free . . . Nada . . . Nothing. We pay for the shipping.
Do you accept returns?
We want you to love your Mail Time and if it's not working for you, just send it back within 30 days for a refund.
Is the mailbox included?
No; your order is for a Mail Time! signal flag to mount to your existing mailbox.
Do I need any special tools?
Not usually! Just loosen nut and tighten nut to bolt; see the Installation page for step-by-step photos
How long will it last?
MAIL TIME! is made from rust-free aluminum, powder-coated for durability and visibility and is strong enough to save you many trips to your mailbox. Many customers tell us that theirs lasted 10-20 years. However, if you constantly bend the little tab, the aluminum will break. Metal does that. So, don't keep bending the tab and your Mail Time will serve you well!
Mail Time flag pops up - Your mail has arrived!
Step 1: Slide tabs under top latch
Step 2: Insert provided bolt through holes
Step 3: Tighten nut on bolt
Step 4: Close flag inside mailbox door, adjusting gently as needed for a good fit
Step 5: Ready for mail delivery
"We've had one of these for at least 12 years on our mail box and it finally needed welding... so we searched...but there it was! A great product and pretty easily seen from 200 feet."
"This is an "excellent" product. Being up in age and my house sits back 150' from the road I now can look out my window to know if the mail has arrived. Thank you for selling this product. I would strongly recommend it!"
"This is the best 16 bucks I've ever spent! My neighbor loves it as well, he hated walking out to the box for nothing as much as I did. He watches for the yellow pop-up on my box to know if his mail has come next door. A simple invention but such a luxury to have as my mail never seems to come at the same time as the day before, now I know as soon as it has arrived. Worth every dime I paid."
"Worked great to be able to see when mail arrives. Our school's mailbox is about 50 yards from the front door and our mail delivery can be any time of day. This has saved many wasted trips to the mailbox, particularly on rainy or snowy days!"
"Lasted over 18 years...The aluminum tip has finally cracked so it is time to replace this one. Lasting over 18 years comes to a cost of less than a dollar a year; that seems to be o.k."
"This is a real time saver for those with a long driveway or anyone who just wants to know if the mail is there or not. This is the 2nd one I've had. After years of use the spring gave out in the last one."
"Your mailbox alert flag was very easy to install and now I don't have to go out and find an empty mail box. If the flag isn't up I don't have to gout out and an 89 year old geezer appreciates that."
About Mail Time
- No more wasted trips to your mailbox! Enjoy the comfort of your home until your Mail Time alert flag lets you know your mail has arrived.
- Rust-proof aluminum mailbox flag is powder coated bright yellow for maximum visibility, and is perfect for long driveways, rural roads, or obscured view of mailbox.
- Spring hinge automatically raises flag when mailbox is opened.
- Fits on any size metal (and most plastic) "bread loaf" type mailboxes where door closes over face of box, including XL Size 2 mailboxes.
- Simple design is durable and will last for years.