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Information on the MailStream Plus 8.3.7 release

Product Affected:  MailStream Plus™ 8.3.7
Operating System: All Platforms


 
MailStream Plus™ (MSP) 8.3.7 will be released on Dec. 13, 2018.  This release is required and must be installed to take advantage of software enhancements and fixes which include updates to meet new USPS presort requirements that go into effect on January 27, 2019.
Hi-lights of this release are:
 
  • Changes related to January 2019 price update 
  • Resolutions for customer-reported issues
  • REPORT MAILDAT will support Mail.dat 19-1 and 18-1.  17-2 will no longer be supported in MSP 8.3.7.
  • Added ability to pay additional postage for meter mailings by adding the subkeyword PMTATP.
  • JCL changes for z/OS:  
    • JCL changes for z/OS are the changes to MSPALOCF and MSPDBINS for the increased SPACE and Cylinders for the USPSRFZM file.
    • MSP 8.3.7 will only install into the LOADLIB.PDSE.  Cobol Programs are no longer delivered in a PDS, they are now released in a PDSE. 
    • CSFDBIND updated the LRECL=150 in //STEP04 EXEC PGM=SORT.
    • The IDSINSTL.JCL, under //PREALLOC EXEC PGM has increased the SPACE for //LOADLIBP from SPACE=(TRK,(10,5)) to SPACE=(TRK,(230,65))
 
Please review the MSP 8.3.7 release notes for all of the changes in this release.
 
UPDATED:  December 17, 2018