What is the Message Box app?

The Message Box app makes it easy to read your digital mail from the Dutch authorities on your phone or tablet. When you log in to the app you can read your mail right away. You can also use the app outside of the Netherlands.

To use the Message Box app, you must have:

Download the Message Box app

Attention: Digital mail in Message Box is always in Dutch.

Installing the Message Box app

You can have the Message Box app on multiple devices, but to use it you must also have the DigiD app on the same device.

Setting up notifications

When you set up the app you will be asked whether you’d like to receive notifications. You can also manage your notification preferences in the settings menu of your phone or tablet. Go to ‘Notifications’ and then to the Message Box app, and adjust your settings to suit your preference.

Opening the Message Box app

To open the Message Box app, you need to enter the same PIN you use for your DigiD app.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MijnOverheid helpdesk (information in Dutch).

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