Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

April 19, 2013

IMb™ Services Update

PostalOne!® Release 34.0.0 Deployment — is rescheduled for April 21. An extended maintenance window is required to complete all software updates. There will be a PostalOne! ® outage from 12 midnight through 9 a.m. CT, Sunday, April 21, 2013. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update. Release notes for PostalOne! Release 34.0 can be found on RIBBS by clicking on Major/Minor Release Schedule/ 2013 Releases in the left-hand navigation bar or by going directly to Full Service 2013 Releases.

PostalOne! Release 34.0 Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Deployment — is rescheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013, and PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. CT.

PostalOne! Release 34.0 Webinars— for mailers were held on April 16 and 18. Access the PostalOne! Release 34.0 PowerPoint and the April 16 recording on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail/Education.

FAST® Release 24.0 Deployment – is rescheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CT. FAST® Mail.XML® messages will not be available from 12 midnight to 9 a.m. CT; however, messages will be queued during the outage. On-line FAST appointments can still be made from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. CT and then after 8 a.m. CT.

FAST Release 24.0 Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Deployment — is rescheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013. FAST TEM will not be available from 8 a.m. through 12 noon CT. Contact the FAST Customer Support Desk (by email or by phone 1-877-569-6614) if you have any problems.

Full-Service Major Outage — The Full-Service application will undergo a major system upgrade from Saturday, May 4 through Monday, May 6, 2013, requiring a major outage that will affect Full-Service mailers’ ability to access new data (ACS Feedback Reports, Container and Tray Visibility reports, Mail Data Quality reports). Outage hours will be announced when available. On May 7, 2013, Full-Service mailers will again be able to access this data, but the data will not be current until Tuesday May 14, 2013.