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January 3
January 3, 2008


January DMM Update


Postal Explorer ( is your source for domestic and international mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual is fully searchable and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our mailing standards to capture the following changes:


Attachments to Periodicals Publications

We revised 707.3.3.8 to offer new placement options for stickers on covers of Periodicals publications.


First-Class Mail Letters With Postage Meter or PC Postage Indicia

We revised 604.4.3.3 to require mailers to use fluorescent ink, a label containing fluorescence, or a facing identification mark on First-Class Mail letters paid with postage meter or PC Postage indicia. These markers will help our mail processing equipment identify the front of the mailpiece.


Packaging for Parcels Prepared on 5-Digit Pallets

We revised 601.3.6 to expand the use of shrinkwrap as an optional packaging method for parcels on 5-digit pallets. 


Money Orders

We revised 503.14.2.2 and 503.14.3.2 to allow customers to purchase money orders in amounts up to $1,000 each with no daily maximum. We also restate the redemption requirements required by law.


Our next scheduled DMM update is February 14.