Mailboxes for the home and gardenThere is a huge variety of mailboxes out there, but having fenced up your home and garden, your choice now is more limited. I have one like that in the first photo on the left - a column mailbox, or what I myself would call pillar mailbox. These pillars are on both sides of the gate with the swing gates hinged at the pillars, and of course, the column or pillar mailbox incorporated into one of them. Postmen do not need to get into your garden to deliver your mail. The mail box is now accessible from the outside. All the postman have to do is to ride his motorcycle (in my country) as near as possible to the column mailbox and pop the mails into the column mailbox.
For those living in relatively crime free countries with few house break-ins, they can afford to have other types of curbside mailboxes like the one in the second photo. Note that there is no fence. If you happened to live in a country where you can leave your garden and home unfenced, you are very fortunate. The house and garden looks much better that way.