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November 3

November 3, 2011


IMb™ Services Update


PostalOne!®Release 28.0 and FAST® Release 18.0: The deployment of PostalOne! ® Release 28.0 on Sunday, November 6, 2011, will require an extended maintenance window from 10 p.m. CDT on Saturday, November 5 through 8 a.m. CST Sunday, November 6, 2011. The PostalOne! application and Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) Web Services will be unavailable during this time. The FAST on-line application will be unavailable from 3 a.m. through 8 a.m. CST on Sunday, November 6, 2011.


PostalOne! Release 28.0 will require a new Mail.dat® client to be downloaded and installed.  


PostalOne! Release 28.0 and FAST Release 18.0 will deploy to the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, November 7, 2011. During the deployment, the PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST and the FAST TEM will be unavailable from 8 a.m. through 12 Noon CST.


Business Customer Gateway: The Business Customer Gateway production environment will be unavailable on Sunday, November 13, 2011, from 5 a.m. CST to 6 a.m. CST for scheduled maintenance.


During this time, all USPS services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway — including PostalOne!, FAST, Mailer ID, Program Registration and eDoc submission via Mail.XML® and Mail.dat — will be unavailable.


Electronic Mail Improvement Reporting (eMIR): There will be an eMIR outage during an extended maintenance window on Sunday, November 20, 2011.  The eMIR application will be unavailable for internal and external users from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. CST during this outage.