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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 fast@usps.com 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.