I ordered this mailbox for it's great classic looks and sturdy construction. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that it would make my mail wet and crumpled. I live in a very rainy area, and the rain somehow always gets inside and gets all of my mail wet. Plus, the way the slot is situated, the mailperson always ends up jamming all of my mail into the slot and it gets all crushed. I was better off with my old clunky, ugly, but effiecient box. Now, even though the front of my house looks better, I have crumpled crushed wet mail.