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Old 03-07-2014, 05:51 PM
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Illegal to put Flyers ON mailbox?

Hey guys,
I observed someone driving from mailbox to mailbox having the passenger wedge flyers anywhere they could on the outside of the mailbox. Nothing went IN the mailbox, but on the outside. From what I understood this is illegal. I almost told them, but thought they must know.
This is in Maryland.
I searched here and found some people saying it is illegal, but want to know more. I should go ask the police and the post office. This is atleast twice as fast if it is legal.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:06 PM
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Anything stuck to or in a mailbox is against the law. This would be taken up with your post master. They have there own investigations into it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:42 PM
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Anything stuck to or in a mailbox is against the law. This would be taken up with your post master. They have there own investigations into it.
Newspaper box is fair game
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:47 PM
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Newspaper box is fair game
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Only if its not owned by a newspaper company. They will call you!
The newspaper boxes under a mailbox is ok
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:51 PM
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While I was putting flyers out a mailman approached me and said as long as you put the flyer on the outside of the box you will ok, stick it behind the red flag, gag between box and post, openings in the post, brackets.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:57 PM
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While I was putting flyers out a mailman approached me and said as long as you put the flyer on the outside of the box you will ok, stick it behind the red flag, gag between box and post, openings in the post, brackets.
This is what the people are doing.. If its legal im going to do this since its atleast 2-5X faster.
andddddddd I don't have to walk lol
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:14 PM
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Newspaper box is fair game
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Only if its not owned by a newspaper company. They will call you!
The newspaper boxes under a mailbox is ok
No it doesn't matter
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:11 PM
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Stick it to the base of the mailbox, it's not technically the mailBOX
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:05 AM
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Stick it to the base of the mailbox, it's not technically the mailBOX
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this is a valid point, I never really considered this before, I install a far number of mailboxes and it never occurred to me… the post isn't part of the 'protected' mail box...
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:35 AM
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this is a valid point, I never really considered this before, I install a far number of mailboxes and it never occurred to me… the post isn't part of the 'protected' mail box...
Except it is part of the "protected" mail box.
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