Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

October 22, 2009

Intelligent Mail Services Update

New Presentation Available: CRIDS and MIDs - Obtain and Manage Customer Registration Identifiers and Mailer Identifiers : Working jointly with the industry through the Mailer's Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Group 124, we have developed this presentation to explain the use of Customer Registration Identifiers (CRIDs) and Mailer Identifiers (MIDS). The presentation explains how to obtain a CRID or MID and what the role each plays in a Full-Service mailing.

* * Webinar Update: Please note revised schedule. * *

Full-Service Changes in November, October 30: The November PostalOne! Release 22.0 software upgrade for Full-Service will address functionality to support the discounts for Full-Service and enhanced Mail.XML® capabilities. This webinar will explain the new functionality and enhanced Mail.XML capabilities

The links, phone numbers, and meeting IDs for these two webinars are posted on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail Latest News.

Guides and Specifications: The Postal Service Mail.dat® Technical Specifications, Version 7.2 has been updated and is posted on RIBBS™. Section of this version includes an additional By/For verification and Appendix D has a more comprehensive list of error messages. The specification's Change History enumerates the revisions.

PostalOne! Release 22, November 15: On November 15, we will implement PostalOne! Release 22. Among other things, this release will prepare the PostalOne! system to process discounts claimed by Intelligent Mail Full-Service option mailers and allow mailers to submit Mail.XML files for electronic documentation. Full details are available at RIBBS>Intelligent Mail Services>Latest News>PostalOne! Release Notes>PostalOne! Pre-release Notes 22.0 Implementation Date: 11-15-2009.

The PostalOne! system be down on November 15 from 1:00 AM to 10:00 AM CST to incorporate Release 22. This timeframe is based on our current timing estimate. We will provide you with an update if we believe the time will change.

Full-Service Intelligent Answers: We conduct weekly telecons entitled Full-Service Intelligent Answers. The calls continue this Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. These calls are for customers who are testing file submission in the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) or for customers who have migrated to using Full-Service in production and have questions or are experiencing issues. Mailers can exchange information among themselves and postal experts are available to answer questions. If you are currently testing in TEM or have successfully completed the TEM process, but have not received an invitation to the calls, please contact the PostalOne! Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085.

National Postal Forum: Save the date. The 2010 National Postal Forum is scheduled for April 11-14 in Nashville TN.

Assistance: Please call the PostalOne! Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085 if you have any questions or problems accessing the Business Customer Gateway, your accounts, or submitting electronic documentation. The PostalOne! Help Desk is accessible from Canada at no charge.