September 23, 2009
Intelligent Mail® Services Update
A software upgrade on October 4 will resolve the issue some Periodicals
mailers have experienced accessing the Edition Weight worksheet, the
Advertising Percentage worksheet, and the related master postage statements.
This release will resolve the unexpected connection errors some mailers have
experienced uploading Mail.dat files to the Postal Service™. The release
notes for this upgrade will be posted on
on September 24.
Release 22: We will
deploy a software upgrade for Full-Service on November 15 in
Release 22.0 for the price change that will be effective November 29,
2009. This release will address functionality to support the discounts for
Full-Service and enhanced Mail.XML® capabilities.
The Postal Service will discontinue support of Mail.dat 8-1 with the
PostalOne! Release 22.0 on November 15,
2009. Mail.dat 8-2 submissions via the current applet and batch submission
methods will continue to be supported until March 2010. An alternate
Mail.dat 8-2 submission method via the new Mail.dat Client will be available
starting November 15, 2009. After the
Release 24.0 in March 2010, the Mail.dat Client will be the only method for
submitting Mail.dat files to the Postal Service. Mailers are encouraged to
migrate to Mail.dat 9-1. Mailers unable to migrate to Mail.dat 9-1 should
begin testing Mail.dat 8-2 using the Mail.dat Client starting November 15,
Business Customer Gateway Enhancements:
Effective September 18, 2009, the following functionality was added to the
Business Customer Gateway:
– Business Service Administrators can create service access requests on
behalf of users they manage. This is available via the "Request Access"
button on the "Manage User Access" page.
– Users can cancel a Help Desk service access request made on their
behalf. This is available via the "Request Status" page.
2nd Webinar: Sunset of Mail.dat 8-1 & Migration
of Mail.dat 8-2 to the MDR Client:
The next Intelligent Mail Webinar is scheduled for Friday, September 25,
2:00-4:00 PM EDT. We will share the timeline for the retirement
of Mail.dat 8-1. We will describe the new method for submitting Mail.dat 8-2
files via the Mail.dat Client. Reference the
Intelligent Mail Latest News article on RIBBS
to obtain the specifics for accessing the webinar.
Full-Service Intelligent Answers:
We conduct weekly telecons entitled Full-Service Intelligent Answers. The
calls continue this Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. These calls are for
customers who are testing file submission in the Test Environment for
Mailers (TEM) or for customers who have migrated to using Full-Service in
production and have questions or are experiencing issues. Mailers can
exchange information among themselves and postal experts are available to
answer questions. If you are currently testing in TEM or have successfully
completed the TEM process, but have not received an invitation to the calls,
please contact the
Help Desk at 1-800-522-9085.
Intelligent Mail Symposium:
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.
National Postal Forum:
Save the date. The 2010
National Postal Forum
is scheduled for April 11-14 in
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. The
Help Desk is accessible from Canada at no charge