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A new file has been added to the Mail.dat 12-1 specification. The Component Characteristics Record is an optional file that mailers may choose to create as part of their mail.dat file set. The unique file extension for the Component Characteristics Record is .CCR. 

Using this new file allows mailers to identify specific contents of a mailpiece as well as surcharges, incentives and fees.  

To view the complete list of .CCR field definitions and values, see the latest Mail.dat specification at http://www.idealliance.org/ 

Mailers can start submitting 12-1 file sets that contain the new .CCR file with PostalOne! Release 29.0, which is scheduled for deployment on January 8th, 2012. 

To view the latest version of the PostalOne! release notes, please click on the link below: https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_schedule/documents/tech_guides/jan2012/docs/releasenotes/Release29_PostDesign.pdf

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