This document is a comprehensive technical guide that outlines steps for exchanging electronic data with the PostalOne!® system using the Mail.dat® file format.
The Automated Undocumented Intelligent Mail Barcode Matching Process will depend on SASP being provided with a standardized .txt file of IMbs. The .txt file should include each IMb to investigate on a separate line within the file, and ONLY those IMbs.
IMbs must follow the formatting below and contain no leading nor trailing characters:
The file names must also be standardized, consisting of the ServiceNow ticket number, the Invoiced CRID, the Invoice Month in “MMDDYYYY” format, and the USPS Analyst Name, with a single underscore (“_”) between each element. Each file will consist of requests for a single invoiced CRID and invoice month. This means that larger mailers with multiple CRIDs may have multiple files to submit for one Invoice Month.
The attached .txt file shows an example request file submitted by Mailer for the CRID 123456 for the May 2020 invoice month, USPS Analyst Sheree Tamaklo, tied to ServiceNow ticket MAM0000001.
Please submit the completed .txt file to the USPS Analyst you are currently working with.
This document contains information pertaining to Mail.XML and the USPS PostalOne! Release 126.96.36.199 taking place in April 2021.
2021 Technical Information
The new Promotions 2021 document pertaining to registering, mailing submissions, mail acceptance.
This is the Mailer Onboarding Guide for Informed Delivery Campaigns. This covers how to set up a Business Customer Gateway (BCG) account and permit account for testing Mail.dat and Mail.XML eDoc submissions for creating Informed Delivery Campaigns to PostalOne!
Please note, that as of July 2019, all new BCG accounts will need to be verified and approved by the Help Desk before they can be used for testing.