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old Informed Visibility® Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV®-MTR)

Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) is a near real-time, single source for all mail and mail aggregate tracking information.

Who is IV-MTR for?

Commercial mailers who are tracking barcoded letters, flats, bundles, handling units (trays, tubs, and sacks), and containers


IV-MTR provides the mailing industry with powerful insight into the Postal mailstream. The application:

  • Provides near real-time mail tracking data for letters and flats
  • Leverages the intelligence of Full-Service Intelligent Mail® and nesting associations to create assumed handling events
  • Offers logical handling events, such as logical delivery events, based on business rules
  • Provides multiple data file formats and delivery methods
  • Enables roles and permissions management to determine a user's application functionality and data visibility
  • Offers flexible data delegation to receive and provide data visibility

With IV-MTR, the mailing industry can leverage key information about their mailings to manage operations, refine processes, and adjust marketing campaigns as needed.

Release Schedule



January 6, 2018
  • Mail object navigator for containers, allowing you to view nested handling units
  • New login page with general information about IV-MTR and how to get access
  • Additional resources, including videos, to be added to the Mail Tracking Help page
  • Email notifications and ability to opt in/out of in-app and email notifications
  • Additional information to be included in exported tables
  • Ability to modify the selected entities for an existing data feed
  • Number of failed files to be displayed on the Your Feeds list
  • Search function of the Your Feeds list to be updated to search all fields
January 27, 2018

Patch Release

  • Non-secure FTP removed as a transfer method
February 17, 2018
  • Start-the-Clock data attributes
  • Recipient Role as an attribute in data feeds for all mail object types
  • Ability to select a multi-value field delimiter for the delimited file format
  • Scan Event Code (operation code) as an attribute for containers and handling units
  • Piece Identifier as an attribute for pieces to assist in uniquely identifying pieces
  • Electronic Information Received attributes for containers
  • Mail Phase as an attribute for pieces
  • Ability to link a saved entity to a data feed such that changing the saved entity updates any linked data feeds
Future Enhancements
  • Additional assumed handling events
  • Start-the-Clock Mail.XML push and pull messages
  • Enhanced predicted delivery date for non-finalized operations
  • Ability to toggle captions on/off for BlueTube™ videos
  • Piece-level data available in one-time queries for download or send to address
  • Filter in piece-level one-time queries for tracing vs. non-tracing IMb STIDs

Note: Additional functionality may be included in these planned releases.

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Featured Resources

IV-MTR Latest News

IV-MTR User Guides and Training

IV-MTR Reference Materials

MTAC User Group 4 for Mail Visibility

  • Fact Sheets 04/02/2018

    About Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) User Group 4

    This document provides a brief description of MTAC User Group 4 for mail visibility and provides a contact for requesting to join the group.

  • Contact Lists 04/11/2018

    Mail Tracking Vendor List

    This document provides contact information for a number of third-party service providers who offer mail owner and mail service provider solutions.

  • Applications/ Forms 10/19/2018

    Mail Tracking Vendor List Request Form

    Use this form to request to add your company's name and contact information to the Mail Tracking Vendor List.

Related Products

Electronic Documentation (eDoc)

To participate in Full-Service Intelligent Mail®, mailers must submit information electronically. This computer-consumable version replaces existing hardcopies and includes the following: postage statement and qualification report.


For more information, contact the IV-MTR Help Desk at 1-800-238-3150Image removed.Image removed.Image removed.Image removed.Image removed., option #2 or