Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 3, 2012

IMb™ Services Update

Maintenance and Possible Outages — RIBBS® and the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) application will undergo routine maintenance on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from midnight to 6 a.m. CDT. During this time, there may be brief interruptions in service. For inquiries, contact the RIBBS Helpdesk (RIBBS@ or 1-800 238-3150).

Reminder: PostalOne!® Outage — An Oracle® database upgrade for PostalOne! ® Production and the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) will be completed during an extended maintenance window from 6 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012, through noon CDT Sunday, August 5, 2012. During this outage, PostalOne!, Mail.dat® and Mail.XML® will be unavailable, including FAST® and eDOC Web Services.

Reminder: FAST Deployment — FAST Oracle 11 upgrade will be deployed to the Production environment effective Sunday, August 5, 2012. The FAST Online Application and Web Services messaging will not be available during the 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT deployment window on Sunday, August 5, 2012. All FAST Web Services messages received during this time will be queued and processed after deployment is completed. For questions or requests for additional information, contact the FAST Help Desk ( or 1-877-569-6614).