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How to deal with USPS email "*Reminder* ACTION REQUIRED: Transition from USPS FTP Out Server" in Mail360 Data Manager

Product Feature: General

Operating System: All Platforms

 
Mail360 Data Manager users receive the IMB Tracing data/IMB Scans thru the PB Mail360 Data Manager hub. Could you please confirm us if there will be any changes in the way customers gets the IMB scan data from PB hub in response to the below USPS email?:
 

Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:18 AM
Subject: *Reminder* ACTION REQUIRED: Transition from USPS FTP Out Server
Importance: High
 
IMPORTANT: Your response is required as soon as possible. If you do not take action, you will stop receiving IMb Tracing mail tracking data through the USPS FTP Out server when it is retired.
 
Attention IMb Tracing Customer:
We have identified that you currently receive IMb Tracing data through the United States Postal Service (USPS) FTP Out server. Please note, after January 31, 2017, USPS will retire this server. In addition, USPS is transitioning to Secure FTP by the end of 2017.
As you might be aware, as part of a separate initiative, we will be migrating current IMb Tracing customers to Informed Visibility (IV) later this year. Once migrated to the IV system, all FTP customers will be required to transition to Secure FTP.
You must select one of the following two options to continue receiving data:
 
·         Option 1 (Recommended): Switch to receiving push data using Secure FTP. After you are migrated to IV, you can update your subscriptions to receive push data through Secure FTP. You must convert to this method prior to the end of January 2017. We will notify you as to when you may begin updating your subscriptions.
 
·         Option 2: Continue to pull data from USPS. For this option, you must provide a point of contact who the USPS Data Transfer Services (DTS) team can work with to set up a pull mechanism. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks of additional time to establish this non-standard data feed.
Please consult your technical team or third party service provider to determine which option is the best path forward for your business needs.
Reply to this email with the option you have selected by December 2, 2016. If you select Option 2, remember to include a point of contact (include full name, email address, and phone number) who will work will our DTS team to establish your data connection.
Regards,
 
Informed Visibility Help Desk

InformedVisibility@usps.gov<mailto:InformedVisibility@usps.gov>”
 
Answer:
The Mail360 Data Manager pulls scan data from the Hub via web service calls.  No changes are required by any Mail360 Data Manager customers with this USPS transition.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED:  August 14, 2017