Gene in San Antonio’s mailbox is about 1/2 mile from his house. The local kids like to play mailbox baseball and sometimes Gene goes out there to only find he has no mail.
I recommended he sign up for the USPS Informed Delivery Service. It works great for me. My Mom loves it too!
It lets you digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages on the USPS site or using their app.