How To Use Rural Mailbox

To be considered for Rural Mailbox, mail submission to:

Rural Mailbox
5605 NE Elam Young Parkway
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Submissions are accepted by mail only.

With ad you must include the name of the utility providing your magazine, your name, address and $35 cash, check or money order.

  • Ads must be 25 words or less. Names and addresses will be kept confidential. No telephone numbers or e-mail addresses will be printed.
  • This service is exclusively for member-readers 18 and older, and the ad MUST be from the person it is representing. Non-members, including subscribers, are not eligible to place ad submissions. Members are those who are provided Ruralite magazine by their electric utility.
  • Acceptance, scheduling and editing are at the editor’s discretion.
  • To respond to an ad, address a “mailing” envelope to Rural Mailbox. Include $1 per response letter in this envelope to assure delivery (please, no coins). Please do not staple or use tape. Place each response letter in its own “secrecy” envelope. Label each secrecy envelope with the appropriate Rural Mailbox response number found at the beginning of the ad. Response letters should include your name and contact information. Do not place money in this envelope. Place the secrecy envelope(s) in the mailing envelope.

Failure to follow these instructions may require us to open the secrecy envelope or may result in no delivery. Records are kept for one year from the date of the current issue.

Due to space limitations, we will not accept multiple payment for consecutive run submissions.

ABBREVIATIONS are permitted only to indicate the following words:

  • A=Asian
  • B=Black
  • C=Caucasian
  • H=Hispanic
  • NA=Native American
  • D=Divorced
  • S=Single
  • W=Widowed
  • F=Female
  • M=Male
  • ISO=in search of
  • LTR=long-term relationship
  • No D/D/S=no drinking, no drugs, no smoking
  • HWP=height-weight proportionate