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Information on which version of MailStream Plus will support the January 2018 USPS rate changes, (and common issues)

Product Affected:  MailStream Plus™
Product Feature: USPS / Postal
Operating System: All Platforms


 
MailStream Plus version 8.3.5 will support the USPS presort changes that goes into effect January 21, 2018 including the rate changes.
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Common issues that MSP 8.3.5 users are encountering:
 
MSRPMD00 started. Comp 11072017 at 154600. Gen 11072017 at 153554. R08.3M05 F01.                                       
35 File not found.                                                                                                      
COBOL FILE STATUS=35 FILE=MSMDRMR  FUNCT=OPEN       EXT FILE NM=MSMDRMR                                                
MSDR01 Ended abnormally. Processing terminated.   
 
This is resolved by adding the new MSMDRMR and MSMDRMS dd statements to any job that has the REPORT MAILDAT present.
 
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ALG PK P
                                        1099: Unknown Parameter ALG PK
 
This is resolved by renaming obsolete parameters to the current naming conventions:
 
Deleted parameters: 
In a previous release, we changed the names of certain parameters, listed below.
• ALG PK - Replaced by ALG BL
• BMC PT - Replaced by NDC PT
• BMC SQ - Replaced by NDC SQ
• FRM PK - Replaced by FRM BL
• POSTPK - Replaced by POSTBL
• PK MAX - Replaced by BL MAX
• PK FRC - Replaced by BL FRC
• PP FRC - Replaced by PB FRC
• PP MAX - Replaced by PB MAX

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Postage statements getting truncated or wrapping.  Yes, some of them are printing wider now.  Suggestions are to print in landscape mode and/or use legal-size paper and/or use smaller font.  If submitting to USPS, users should get their input/approval for the new way the users are printing them. 

Note: on IBMi, a user was able to change the print font size using this command-
CHGPRTF FILE(G1MSPGMS/MSRPSTM) CPI(13.3)

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Please review the software changes that will be on the MailStream Plus version 8.3.5 Release notes to find what is included in this release.
These was made available in mid-December 2017. 
UPDATED:  February 13, 2018