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January 4

January 4, 2012


IMb™ Services Update


REMINDER: PostalOne!® Release 29.0 Deployment will require an extended maintenance window from 8 p.m. CST on Saturday, January 7, 2012, through 10 a.m. CST Sunday, January 8, 2012. During this maintenance window, all USPS® web services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway — including PostalOne! ® Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®), Mailer ID, Program Registration, and eDoc submission via Mail.XML® and Mail.dat® — will be unavailable.


FAST Release 19.0, Business Customer Gateway (BCG) Release 3.0, Program Registration 2.1 and Mailer ID Deployment — Updating these applications will require an outage from 4 a.m. through 8 a.m. CST, on Sunday, January 8, 2012.


Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) — FAST Release 19.0 and PostalOne! Release 29.0 will deploy to the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, January 9, 2012. FAST TEM will be unavailable from 8 a.m. through 12 Noon CST and the PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 4 a.m. through 4 p.m. CST.


PostalOne! Release 29.0 Webinars — The first informational webinar on Release 29.0 will be held for mailers on January 5, 2012.  Complete webinar information, including times and log on information, are posted on RIBBs® under Intelligent Mail Services.


The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is available on Postal Explorer® ( To subscribe to the DMM Advisory, send an e-mail to Simply indicate "subscribe" in the subject line.