Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

January 4, 2013

IMb™ Services Update

PostalOne! ® Release Webinars — Two mailer webinars will be held in conjunction with the upcoming PostalOne! ® release. The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The second will be held on Thursday, January 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. These webinars will cover price changes and enhancements to the PostalOne! system, various reports, and initiatives. Complete webinar log-in information is on the RIBBS® Intelligent Mail Education page at

PostalOne! Release 33.0.0 Deployment — will require an extended maintenance window to complete all software updates. There will be a PostalOne! outage from 8 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, through 9 a.m. CT, Sunday, January 13, 2013. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update.

PostalOne! Release 33.0 Deployment to Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) — will occur on Monday, January 14, 2013, and PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 4 a.m. through 4 p.m. CT.

Reminder: January 28, 2013, is almost here...are you ready? Have you converted from POSTNET® to the Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb™)? To be eligible for automation discounts you must use the IMb. Contact those who can help speed up the conversion: your software vendor, your mail service provider or your local USPS® manager, Business Mail Entry. We are here to help.