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December 8

December 8, 2010


December DMM Update


Postal Explorer® ( is 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:


New Shipper Paid Forwarding Ancillary Service Endorsement Option
We revised
507.1.5, 507.2.3.5, 507.2.3.6 and 507.4.2.9 to provide a new endorsement option "Change Service Requested" for mailers using Shipper Paid Forwarding (SPF) for Standard Mail, Package Services, or Parcel Select parcels.


Clarification of the Reduced Overflow Option for Automation Letters
We revised
235.3.3, 235.6.6, 245.3.3, and 245.7.5 to clarify standards that apply to mail preparation for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail automation letters in trays.


Change in ZIP Code for Washington DC Network Distribution Center: Revision to Destination Entry Exhibits
We revised exhibits
246.3.1, 346.3.1, 366.4.1, 446.3.1, 453.3.1.3, 466.4.4, to reflect the changing of the Washington DC Network Distribution Center (NDC) ZIP Code from 20499 to 20799.


Automation Letters — Perforated Pocket Attachments
We revised
201.3.13 to authorize the use of perforated pocket(s) as attachments on letter-size mail when postage is paid at automation letter prices.


Click-N-Ship Insurance Indemnity Coverage Increase
We revised
503.1.1.6, 503.4.2.1 and 609.4.2 to permanently increase the purchase limit for domestic Click-N-Ship® online insurance coverage up to $5,000.


Packaging Standards for Mail Processed at Network Distribution Centers
We revised 601.7.2 that applies to packaging books and printed matter for mail processed at Network Distribution Centers. We published this revision in the December 2, 2010, Postal Bulletin.


Labeling Lists
We revised labeling lists
L001, L004, L007, L011, L201, L601, L605, L606, and L801 to reflect changes in mail processing operations.


Our next scheduled DMM update is January 2.