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  • PostalOne!

    Release 45.0.0.0

    Deployment Date: January 8, 2017

    Effective Date: January 22, 2017

    Release Notes

    Version 2

    Change 1.4

    Publish Date: 11-28-2016

  • The following trademarks are owned by the United States Postal Service:

    ACS, CASS, CASS Certified, Certified Mail, DMM

    , eVS

    , FAST

    , First-Class, First-Class Mail

    , Full-

    Service ACS, IM, IMb, IMb Tracing, Intelligent Mail

    , OneCode ACS

    , OneCode Solution

    , PLANET Code

    ,

    PostalOne!1, POSTNET, Postage Statement Wizard

    , Postal Service, Priority Mail

    , Registered Mail,

    RIBBS, Standard Mail, USPS Marketing Mail

    , The Postal Service

    , United States Postal Service

    , USPS

    ,

    USPS.COM, ZIP

    , ZIP Code, ZIP + 4

    and ZIP+4

    Idealliance Mail.XML and Mail.dat are registered trademarks of the International Digital Enterprise Alliance, Inc.

    Sun, Sun Microsystems, and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Internet Explorer

    are registered trademarks of Microsoft

    Corporation.

    All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

  • R45 Release Notes Version 2 Copyright 2016 United States Postal Service Page i of ii

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1.0 RELEASE 45.0.0.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 1

    1.1 Applicable Technical Specifications ............................................................................................................................... 1

    1.2 Mail.dat Client Requirements ......................................................................................................................................... 1

    2.0 PRICING UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS AND NEW FUNCTIONALITY ........................................................................ 2

    2.1 Domestic Mail Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) ................................................................................................. 2 2.1.1 Change Name of Standard Mail to USPS Marketing Mail ........................................................................................ 2 2.1.2 Eliminate Repositionable Notes from Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) .......................................................... 2 2.1.3 Update Weight Limit for Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) Nonmachinable Letters and Flats ......................... 2 2.1.4 Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) Heavy Letter Simplification .......................................................................... 3 2.1.5 Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) Marketing Parcels Reduce Carrier Route Simple Sample Tiers .............. 3 2.1.6 Standard Mail (USPS Marketing Mail) Nonprofit Supports Return Receipt .............................................................. 3 2.1.7 Eliminate High Density, High Density Plus and Basic Lines..................................................................................... 4

    2.2 Domestic Mail - First-Class Mail ..................................................................................................................................... 5 2.2.1 Create One Price for First-Class Automation Letters Up to 3.5 Ounces .................................................................. 5 2.2.2 Enable an Optional Labeling List for First-Class Package Services ADC Parcels ................................................... 5 2.2.3 Alternate Postage Name Changed to Share Mail and Price Tier Changes.............................................................. 5

    2.3 Domestic Mail Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express ................................................................................................. 6 2.3.1 Premium Forwarding Service Commercial Flat Rate Containers Half Tray and Full Tray .................................... 6

    2.4 Domestic Mail Multiple Mail Classes and Products ..................................................................................................... 7 2.4.1 One Permit For Outbound and Returns Package Shipments................................................................................... 7 2.4.2 Eliminate Permit-Related Fees ................................................................................................................................. 9 2.4.3 Eliminate Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) Permit-Related Fees ................................................................ 10 2.4.4 Flats Sequencing System (FSS) ............................................................................................................................. 10 2.4.5 Collect on Delivery Redesign .................................................................................................................................. 13 2.4.6 Combine 3-Digit and AADC Sortation into AADC ................................................................................................ 13 2.4.7 Supporting the 2017 Mailing Services Promotions ................................................................................................. 14 2.4.8 Informed Delivery .................................................................................................................................................... 14 2.4.9 Service Hubs Mail Preparation and Entry ............................................................................................................ 15

    3.0 CORRECTIONS TO KNOWN ISSUES .......................................................................................................................... 25

    3.1 Electronic Data Exchange ............................................................................................................................................ 25

    3.2 eInduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 28

    3.3 Electronic Verification System (eVS) ............................................................................................................................ 28

    3.4 Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM).................................................................................................................................... 29

    3.5 Fee Waivers ................................................................................................................................................................. 29

    3.6 Postage Statements ..................................................................................................................................................... 29

    3.7 Reports ......................................................................................................................................................................... 30

    3.8 Self-Service .................................................................................................................................................................. 30

    4.0 ERROR CODES AND VALIDATIONS ........................................................................................................................... 31

    4.1 Mail.dat Added Validations ........................................................................................................................................... 31

    4.2 Mail.XML ....................................................................................................................................................................... 38

    5.0 DOCUMENT TRACKING ................................................................................................................................................. A

    5.1 Change History ............................................................................................................................................................... A

    5.2 ALM ID Numbers ............................................................................................................................................................ B

    LIST OF TABLES

    Table 1 - Proposed Implementation Date for Shipping Products Permit by Outbound and Return Product .......................... 8

    Table 2 - Proposed Implementation Date to Eliminate Permit Imprint Application and Annual Mailing Fees ...................... 10

    Table 3 - Service Hub Facilities ............................................................................................................................................ 24

    Table 4 - Reinstated Mail.dat Validations ............................................................................................................................. 26

  • R45 Release Notes Version 2 Copyright 2016 United States Postal Service Page ii of ii

    Table 5 - Error Codes for Invalid Nesting Scenarios............................................................................................................. 27

    Table 6 - Fee Waiver Issues Resolved ................................................................................................................................. 29

    Table 8 - Mail.dat Updated Validations ................................................................................................................................. 35

    Table 9 - Mail.dat Added Validations .................................................................................................................................... 37

    Table 10 - Mail.XML Error Codes...........................

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