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Resolve Why Mailstream Plus Drop Ship File Dates/ Mail Direction File have a different date range than the other USPS File Date Information

The dates of these files are matching the dates on this usps website -
 
https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_schedule2013/facilitiesprofile.cfm
 
From the dates you are pointing out -
END MAIL INDUCTION\EXPIRATION DATE                                2014/01/31
END MAIL INDUCTION\EXPIRATION DATE                                2014/01/31
MAIL DIRECTION FILE END INDUCTION\EXPIRATION DATE      2013/12/31
 
I see you are using the Oct 2013  USPS Reference files. This is following the dates for Rel 4 for the Labeling list Dates and Zone matrix file Dates,
But the chart below that on this website, the Drop Ship File Dates/ Mail Direction File for Rel 5. 
 
So the USPS came up with 2 different schedules for this files.

Below is the updated schedule for 2015:


https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_schedule2015/LabelingListandMDFSchedule.cfm
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Product Feature: MailStream Plus
 
UPDATED:  April 20, 2017