I prefer the old fashioned way of sending and receiving letters---snailmail. Why? Handwritten letters and messages are more personal. I am more excited in finding a letter in our mailbox than in finding emails in my inbox.
Mailboxes in our neighborhood are pretty much old fashioned as well. I am thinking of looking for mail boxes that can be purchased online. I will also suggest it to our neighbors. I prefer wall mount mailboxes because it won't take up too much space in front of the house. And it is a good accessory in homefronts also. I will look for a colorful one that won't clash with the color of the house.