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March 26

March 26, 2010

 

Intelligent Mail Update

 

PostalOne! and FAST Outages: PostalOne! Release 24.0.1 and FAST Release 14.1 will be deployed to production environment on Sunday, March 28, 2010. The PostalOne! and FAST Production systems will not be available from 4:00 a.m. through 8:00 a.m. (CST), Sunday, March 28, 2010.

 

PostalOne! Release 24.0.1 and FAST Release 14.1 will be deployed to the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) environment on Monday, March 29, 2010. The PostalOne! and FAST Test Environment for Mailers systems will not be available from 4:00 a.m. through 8:00 a.m. (CST) Monday, March 29, 2010.  

 

A new Mail.dat client application is being deployed in this release to relax some of the validations deployed in PostalOne! Release 24.0 on March 14, 2010, where leading zeros were required in a number of the Mail.dat numeric fields (job Id, seg Id, cpt Id, mpa Id, cqt db Id and container Id). This change will allow these fields to be populated with/without leading zeros. It is important that mailers use/not use the leading zeros consistently across the multiple files included in a Mail.dat job submission.

 

A new version of the Mail.dat client will be available for download by mailers on March 28, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. (CST), but will not be required and will not automatically be downloaded. Mailers who would like to take advantage of the above validation changes or be able to submit Mail.dat file that include Periodicals Flat Machinable Prices will need to download the new client. Effective on April 11, 2010, the new client will be required for all mailers.