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The Mailer ID is an important component of the Intelligent Mail Barcode and is used to identify Mail Owners and/or Mailing Agents. Postalsoft Presort has multiple methods for which to set the Mailer ID for mailpieces.

The first method is to indicate the Mailer ID within the Version Description block. The value in the IMB Mailer ID parameter will be printed in the piece IMb data, and within the Mail Owner Mailer ID fields of the Mail.dat MPA (pos 216-224), CPT (pos 99-107), and IMR (pos 53-61) files.  If a job contains multiple versions, each version can use a different Mailer ID if needed.

In order to manage the Full Service uniqueness requirements better, some companies may want to use a “mail preparer’s” Mailer ID within the piece barcode, yet still use the mail owners Mailer ID within the Mail.dat files.  Presort allows this through the IDEA Mailer ID of Mail Owner parameter within the Version Description block.  When this parameter is populated, the value will be used in the Mail Owner Mailer ID fields of the MPA, CPT, and IMR files.

The other method to input Mailer IDs is to include the Mailer ID within the input file. Input field PW.IMB_MID is designed to read either a 6 or 9 digit Mailer ID and use this value within the piece barcode.

Note that Presort verifies that all records belonging to the same version have the same Mailer ID.  This is so that the MPA, CPT, and IMR records can be correctly populated.  However, a more complicated job setup may require that records belonging to the same version have more than one Mailer ID.  In order to do this, set the Intelligent Mail block Multiple Mailer IDs per Version parameter to “Yes” and use the IDEA Mailer ID of Mail Owner parameter in the Version Description block to indicate the Mailer ID to be used within the MPA, CPT, and IMR records.

This information is included in the Presort release notes for versions 8.00c.01 and 8.00c.02.

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