September DMM Update
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your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The
Domestic Mail Manual
is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus,
cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our
mailing standards to capture the following changes:
602.3.0 to permit the use of
certificates of mailing, Confirm service, Delivery Confirmation, and special
handling extra services when using an alternative address format.
707.3.0 to incorporate "content"
changes to the standards governing pages, supplements, products and product
samples, and mailpiece design.
Endorsement for Returned Mailpieces
Exhibit 507.1.4.1 to add a new
endorsement, "Returned to Sender, Item Contains Nonmailable Contents," for
mailpieces that are returned due to contents that are nonmailable.
301.1.0 to update commercial flats
text with minor editorial updates, and to rearrange the DMM reference text
for better flow.
of Standards for Parcel Select
453.3.0 to remove standards for
loyalty and growth rebates. We also revised
602.1.5.3 to note that all Parcel
Select pieces must have a return address.
Address Visibility in Window Envelopes
302.2.1 to add a reference to
current standards that require the delivery address to be completely visible
within a window envelope, when used.
New Font Size
Option for Optional Endorsement Lines
708.7.2 to provide a new font size
option for mailers applying an optional endorsement line (OEL) to their
mailpieces that do not bear a traditional Address Change Service (ACS)
Services to the Northern Mariana Islands—ZIP Code 96952
503.10.2.3 to eliminate the Northern
Mariana Islands (ZIP Code 96952) from the tables of ineligible ZIP Codes to
receive Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation services.
scheduled DMM update is October 4.