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November 20, 2009
Intelligent Mail Services Update
PostalOne!® Release 22.0 (November 15) – The USPS® deployed PostalOne! Release 22 on November 15 to support the Intelligent Mail Full-Service pricing incentives that will be effective on November 29. Release 22 will also allow mailers to provide electronic documentation and retrieve Mailer IDs, Customer Registration IDs, and Full-Service feedback using Mail.XML™. The PostalOne! Release Notes will be posted on RIBBS Friday, November 20.
Guides Update - Postal Service™ Mail.XML Technical Specification has been updated. Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification for Postage Payment and Reporting (eDoc) – The specification was updated to correspond with Mail.XML version 7.0C.The error codes were updated and elaborations were added, several exceptions scenarios were updated and business rules were clarified. Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification for Appointment Scheduling (FAST®) – Error codes were updated and business rules were clarified. Postal Service Mail.XML Technical Specification for Profiles and Full Service Feedback – business rules were updated as well as state codes for ACS™ data.
Postage Statements submitted electronically prior to the software release as of November 15 cannot be finalized. A postage statement submitted prior to November 15 with a mailing date of November 15 or after cannot be finalized for payment by the USPS acceptance employee. The acceptance unit will notify the mailer/mail preparer (whoever submitted the electronic postage statement) to cancel the original job/postage statement and resubmit. The resubmitted job/postage statement must have a mailing date of November 15 or later.