Intelligent Mail® Services Weekly Update
Patch Release 20.1 (July 19):
The July 19 software upgrade was implemented on Sunday. The functionality
supported in this upgrade is explained in the
User Access to Electronic Mailing Information and Reports Guide,
Appendix B illustrates the Full-Service address correction data elements
that are provided by the software update.
Intelligent Answers: On July 31, we are
initiating Full-Service Intelligent Answers, a weekly telecon to answer
questions and resolve issues for mailers migrating to the Full-Service
application. If you are participating in the Full-Service process, join
these calls to exchange information with postal and industry stakeholders to
get answers to your Full-Service questions. The dial-in information will be
RIBBS, Intelligent Mail®
Services, Latest News
in Production: Over 15 mailers mailing across
125 sites have successfully executed the Full-Service test scenarios in the
Test Environment for Mailers (TEM). Several of these mailers have begun
submitting Full-Service mailings.
We will conduct a series of webinars on Intelligent Mail topics. The
webinar on August 21 from 2:00-4:00 EDT, entitled "Full-Service Benefits:
Full-Service ACS™" will describe the address correction information
available under the Full-Service option. This webinar will describe the
contents of the address correction information, how it is provisioned and
the flexible data distribution options available. It will demonstrate how to
optimize the use of Service Type Identifiers and Mailer IDs in the
Intelligent Mail barcode and how to construct the electronic documentation
to derive the greatest value from Full-Service ACS. It will describe how
Full-Service ACS is different from the other address correction services and
how mailers can use these in conjunction with Full-Service to ease the
transition to Full-Service ACS.
Watch for more details and links to the webinars in future Intelligent Mail
Weekly Updates and on the
Intelligent Mail calendar
Full-Service Feedback Sample Data Files:
Full-Service option, mailers receive address correction information to
include Change of Address and Nixie records at no charge, according to the
limitations defined for the class of mail and the frequency of notices
provided. This data is available via downloadable reports and Mail.XML®
electronic messages. Mailers also receive Start-the-Clock and Container
Visibility/Induction Scans data at no charge. This data is available via
online reports and Mail.XML electronic exchange messages. Sample data files
illustrating Intelligent Mail Full-Service feedback formats are posted on
posted sample Customer Supplier Agreement files. This data is accessible via
the Important Links on the
Intelligent Mail Services, Guides
page and the
Intelligent Mail Services, Latest News
Change of Address (COA) Data in comma delimited (CSV), Excel (XLS), and
Full-Service ACS Nixie
Data in comma delimited (CSV), Excel (XLS), and Mail.XML.
Start-the-Clock Data in Mail.XML.
Visibility Induction Scan Data in Mail.XML.
Customer/Supplier Agreement (CSA) Data.
Intelligent Mail Symposium:
The next IMb University is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, in
presentations from the July 16 symposium are posted on
Presentations, Intelligent Mail Symposium 7/16/2009 Ft. Worth TX.
Save the Date:
11-14, 2010 National Postal Forum, Nashville TN.
Please call the
PostalOne! Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085 if you
have any questions or problems accessing the Business Customer Gateway, your
accounts, or submitting electronic documentation.