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Short Term Virtual Mailbox

Monthly Plan

Minimum 3 Months



In addition to our popular mail forwarding service, we now offer Online Virtual Mailbox! Our Virtual Mailbox lets you immediately see your physical mail. Virtual Mailbox will display an exterior image of each piece of mail received in your mailbox in an online space called your Client Portal. That way, you can decide whether we should shred it, send it, or open it and scan the inside of it so you can read your mail online. This service will give you 24/7 access to your mail online, and let us take care of unnecessary advertisements or junk mail for you.

If you're hitting the road for just a few months you can take advantage of our short-term plans rather than an annual contract. Short term is defined as a minimum of 3 months up to 9 months. Customers who just head south for the winter don't have to sign up for year-round service. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Specialists with any questions or sign up now online!

Virtual Mailbox is completely secure, but still simple to use. Our Client Portal is encrypted, and requires a unique login and password for every customer. If you are currently on a traditional mail-forwarding plan, you can keep it the same – with the added bonus of being able to use our Client Portal for immediate access to communications.

How to sign up

  • Start the process online now
  • Complete and sign the required forms. The forms include:
    • Change of Address Checklist
    • Mail Forwarding Agreement — Includes pricing information. You will fund a postage account for $100.
    • Terms & Conditions
    • USPS Form 1583 (PDF) with instructions. Form 1583 must be notarized and accompanied by two types of identification for each person on the account.
  • Send the completed forms to: DakotaPost, 3916 N. Potsdam Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104-7048.

  • Once the forms are received, DakotaPost will contact you to verify and assign your new mailbox.

  • You will receive a “welcome e-mail” from DakotaPost. It will ask for verification and provide instructions for accessing the Client Portal. On your first mailing, you will also receive a DakotaPost ID card imprinted with your mailing address and DakotaPost’s contact information.

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