Checking the mail on a cold winter or hot summer day only to come to the conclusion that nothing is inside, is considered a bother. The solution to this problem? An intelligent mailbox system capable of notifying its owner of a newly arrived delivery. Using currently available and easily obtainable technology is the foundation of this application based experiment. This project looks at the possibilities achievable with inexpensive Infrared technology as well as other components, to create an invisible barrier connected to sensors that will notify either through a wired or wireless connection between the mailbox and a home receiver. Applications for this apparatus range to a wide range of people. People living out in rural areas of the country/state might find a mailbox such as this one useful to their daily lives. Military applications also apply; Depending on the destination of the mail box’s placement, the power to know exactly when a certain letter or message has arrived might be vital in some parts of the army. The results and conclusions to this experiment in progress.