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How to know if MailStream Plus supports Certified Mail

Products affected:  MailStream Plus

Product Feature: Presorting Certified Mail does not exist

Operating System: All Platforms
 
We want to do a First Class Letter presort for Certified Mail.  How does MailStream Plus(MSP) handle this?
 
MailStream Plus does not support the creation of section S of the Postage statements.
 
MailStream Plus does have support for the creation of the Mail.dat SFR and the SFB files – Refer to REPORT MAILDAT to request these.
SFR - SPECIAL FEES/CHARGES RECORD
SFB - SPECIAL FEE BARCODE RECORD
 
For Mailings of Letters and Flats that have an IMB the USPS also requires you to have an IMpB if you are requesting any other services to be applied (Certified, Registered, Insurance, and others).  The SFIMPB parameter is used to specify the location in the input record where the IMpB for special services is located and also what Special service is being requested. MailStream Plus does not create this barcode.   You must create it outside of MailStream Plus and then point to the location in the MSP input file.
 
You also use the SFIMPB parameter to tell MSP the location of up to 5 Service Type ID’s and Service Fees for each that will be populated into the SFB and SFR files. 

Please refer to the MSP Reference Guide for the layout of this parameter



 
UPDATED:  April 14, 2017