Testing Environment for Mailers (TEM) Using Mail.Dat

The Test Environment for mailers (TEM) is a test platform designed to allow mailers to test their ability to submit electronic mailing information such as Full Service (FS) mailings to the Postal Service. In this platform mailers can submit their electronic mailing information generated from their presort software to the Postal Service.

Who is TEM for?

Full-Service mailers using mail.dat eDoc submission

First Class Mail

First Class Mail

Periodicals

Periodicals

Standard Mail

Standard Mail

Software Developer

Software Developer

Full-Service and e-Doc

Description

In this platform, mailers can submit their electronic mailing information generated from their presort software to the Postal Service. They can then view the resulting electronic mailing postage statements and qualification reports extracted from their electronic submissions. 

A Simple mailing is one presented with a single permit and identical weight pieces.

A Complex mailing is a mailing with non-identical weight pieces and has a type of Special Postage Payment System (SPPS) approved by Business Mailer Support (i.e., MLOCR, Comail, Copal, OP, MMS).

Mail Owners and Mail Service Providers preparing Simple and/or Complex mailings using vendor approved software that has already been validated for eDoc and Full-Service with the Postal Service are not required to go through TEM for Full-Service authorization.

If the review of your postage statement is successful, please send an email to the Help Desk at PostalOne@usps.gov with your Company name & address, CRID, Job ID, and a message that your electronic information populated correctly.  

Pitney Bowes Software, Inc.
Phone Number (301) 731-2300 Address 4200 Parliament Pl Ste 600
Lanham, MD 20706-1844
PBSInsideSales@pb.com
Satori Software
Phone Number 800-553-6477 EXT 0000 Address 1301 5th Ave Ste 2200
Seattle WA 98101-2676
support@satorisoftware.com
Bell and Howell
Phone Number 919-474-6136 Address 8080 Tristar Drive Ste 100
Irving, TX 75063-2823
marketing@bhemail.com
BCC Software
Phone Number 585­272­9130 / FAX: 585­340­8850 Address info@bccsoftware.com

Featured Resources

Error Codes
Mail.dat Validations: April 2016

Postal Service eDoc Error Codes.

User Guides
10/01/2012
Electronic Documentation (eDoc) and Full-Service Authorization Guide for Software Vendors using Mail.XML

This document contains a user guide for eDoc and Full-Service vendors usings Mail.xml.