Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 24, 2011

IMb™ Services Update

USPS Support of IDEAlliance Specifications — In November 2011 (Release 28) and January 2012 (Release 29), the Postal Service will release software for the PostalOne!® and Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) systems that include IDEAlliance® Mail.dat® and Mail.XML® specification support.

We have identified changes in the support of IDEAlliance versions for eDocs and postage statements, as well as for FAST, Data Distribution, and profile functionality. All mailers should review the updated guidelines for Mail.dat and Mail.XML version support in November 2011 and January 2012 on RIBBS®.