USPS Homepage Skip Navigation USPS Home | Postal Explorer Home
  Go to HTML Version >
  Postage Prices:
  Conversion Calculator
  Country Max Limits and
  Price Groups
  Customs Forms Indicator
  Service Standards
  Zone Charts
  DMM Streamline
  DMM Cross Reference
  Address Quality
  Business Customer
  Business Mail 101
  Federal Register Notices
  Locate a Post Office
  Mailpiece Design
  Postage Statements
  Postal Bulletins
  Postal Links
  Standard Mail Eligibility
  Decision Tree & CSRs
  ZIP Code Lookup
  About Postal Explorer
  Contact Us
  Download Acrobat Reader



April 16

April 16, 2013


IMb™ Services Update


PostalOne!®  Release 34.0.0 Deployment — is rescheduled for April 21. An extended maintenance window is required to complete all software updates. There will be a PostalOne! ® outage from 12 midnight through 9 a.m. CT, Sunday, April 21, 2013. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update. Release notes for PostalOne! Release 34.0 can be found on RIBBS by clicking on Major/Minor Release Schedule/ 2013 Releases in the left-hand navigation bar or by going directly to Full Service 2013 Releases.


PostalOne! Release 34.0 Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Deployment — is rescheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013, and PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. CT.


PostalOne! Release 34.0 Webinar — will be held April 18 at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar for mailers will cover upgrades to the PostalOne! system. Complete webinar information, including log on information, can be found on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail/Education.


FAST® Release 24.0 Deployment – is rescheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CT. FAST® Mail.XML® messages will not be available from 12 midnight to 9 a.m. CT; however, messages will be queued during the outage. On-line FAST appointments can still be made from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. CT and then after 8 a.m. CT.


FAST Release 24.0 Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) Deployment — is rescheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013. FAST TEM will not be available from 8 a.m. through 12 noon CT. Contact the FAST Customer Support Desk (by email or by phone 1-877-569-6614) if you have any problems.


Full Service Major Outage — The Full-Service application will undergo a major system upgrade from Saturday, May 4 through Monday, May 6, 2013, requiring a major outage that will affect Full-Service mailers’ ability to access new data (ACS Feedback Reports, Container and Tray Visibility reports, Mail Data Quality reports). On May 7, 2013, Full-Service mailers will again be able to access this data, but the data will not be current until Tuesday May 14, 2013.