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USPS Mail.XML Information

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The following guides have been updated (DRAFTS) in preparation for PostalOne! release 22 scheduled for November 15, 2009:

Mail.XML Technical Spec for eDoc
Mail.XML Technical Spec for FAST
Mail.XML Technical Spec for Profiles and Full-Service Intelligent Mail Feedback

Release 22 will contain support for the Full-Service Intelligent Mail prices, improved solutions for copallitization, and will allow mailers to provide electronic documentation and retrieve Mailer IDs (MIDs), Customer Registration IDs (CRIDS), and Full Service Feedback via XML.

The USPS is looking for feedback no later than this Friday, August 21.  Send comments to

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 18th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

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Mail.dat and Mail.XML

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New specifications have been posted for Mail.dat Version 08-2 and Mail.XML 5.0 at the IDEAlliance website here  Folks looking to Mail.dat to facilitate electronic postal commuinications with the USPS should be sure to review these specifications.

The IDEAlliance Mail.XML v 5.0 specifications currently scheduled for release in March 2009 will support Full Service electronic documentation functionality from single piece information; to range piece information; to nesting of pieces into handling units and handling units into containers; postage payment, qualification reports, electronic documentation management through transaction updates.

The time to prepare for Intelligent Mail is now.  Explore your options.

Best wishes,


Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 8th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

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