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==Build 4078==
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''Released May 2021''
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<p class="sectionhead">General Changes</p>
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*Mailers+4 Build number increased to 4078
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<p class="sectionhead">Updates</p>
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The new SmartMover update has been released in Build 4078 and now utilizes SmartMover Web Service, which allows real-time processing of files instead of waiting for an email confirmation to update.
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*Added new SmartMover Processing screen, Help, and Results Window.
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*Updated the '''Format Fields''' display to reflect new NCOALink Format Options available. Click '''Format Fields''' - Select '''NCOA''' tab.
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:<span style="color:red;">PLEASE NOTE</span> - The following fields must be added before processing through SmartMover: Move Type, Return Code, Move Effective Date, Result Code
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:Please see the [[MAILERS+4:SmartMover FAQ|SmartMover FAQ]] for additional information.
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*Required '''CASS Form 3553''' and '''NCOALink Summary Reports''' will now automatically save to the same folder as processed file. They can also be easily viewed by clicking their respective buttons found on the SmartMover results window.
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*Processed files can now return to the View Results window by clicking the SmartMover button and selecting '''View results'''.
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*Listware Classic has been removed in build 4078.
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*Mailers+4 - '''Services''' menu items have been removed: Phone & Fax Append; Address Correction; Residential Address Append; Business Append; Consumer Enhancements; and Update List.
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*Added new '''Services''' Menu Item: '''Listware Online''' to provide access to Demographic appends previously provided by Listware Classic.
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*New Wiki pages added:
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:*Mailers+4 Wiki: [[MAILERS+4:SmartMover FAQ|SmartMover FAQ]]
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:*Mailers+4 Wiki: [[MAILERS+4:SmartMover Tutorial|SmartMover Tutorial]]
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:*Mailers+4 Wiki: [[MAILERS+4:Issues|Known Issues]]
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<p class="sectionhead">Issues</p>
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Mailers+4 - Build 4078 has the following known issues:
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:{| class="alternate01"
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!Known Issue!!Description
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|-
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|'''Output Fields'''||Mailers+4 Build 4078 does not automatically add Output fields as Listware Classic did. These must be added manually before processing. Please see the [[MAILERS+4:FAQ:Smart Mover|SmartMover FAQ]] for additional details.
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<br>The following fields must be added before processing through SmartMover: Move Type; Return Code; Move Effective Date; and Result Code.
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|-
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|'''Broker PAF'''||Mailers+4 build 4078 will not allow Broker PAF’s to process using the new SmartMover. Please revert back to the previous build (3837) and manually update the Data files until resolved.
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https://ds.melissadata.com/dsdn/mp4_pro_dvd_March.iso
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|-
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|'''Windows 7'''||Unfortunately, the new Mailers+4 - SmartMover release will not work on Windows 7, if you cannot upgrade your operating system yet, do not update Mailers+4.
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<br>Please see [[MAILERS+4:Issues|Mailers+4: Known Issues]] for additional information.
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|-
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|'''Name Parse'''||Mailers+4 build 4078 had an issue with the Name Parse feature returning a high-volume of Vulgar results. Please see the [[Mailers+4:Issues|Name Parse Issue]] on the wiki for instructions on how to revert back to the previous build of Mailers+4 and still maintain a current database.
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|-
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|'''Auto Format - Move Type'''||There are currently two different '''Move Type''' fields in Mailers+4, <code>ACS MOVE TYPE</code> and <code>MOVE_TYPE</code> (For NCOALink processing).
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If Auto-format is used, please be aware of which Move Type field is mapped.
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*If <code>MOVETYPE</code> is in the header row, then field will auto-format to ACS MOVE TYPE
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*If <code>MOVE_TYPE</code> is in the header row, then field will auto-format to MOVE TYPE for NCOALink processing.
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<br>Please see the [[MAILERS+4:Issues|Mailers+4 Wiki: Known Issues]] for additional information.
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|}
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<p class="sectionhead">Build and Database Information</p>
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:{| class="alternate01"
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!COM Object!!Build #
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|-
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|PresortObject||22378
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|-
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|AddressObject||17236
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|-
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|mdGeo||17260
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|-
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|PhoneObject||17167
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|-
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|NameObject||17048
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|}
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:{| class="alternate01"
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!Presort!!Date
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|-
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|Zone Table||05/01/2021
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|-
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|Delivery Statistics||03/21/2021
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|-
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|Module L Label Lists||05/01/2021
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|-
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|ELOT Table||04/15/2021
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|}
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:{| class="alternate01"
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!Database!!Date
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|-
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|National Database||04/15/2021
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|-
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|FirstName Database||N/A
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|}
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<p class="sectionhead">Release Notes</p>
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:To confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
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:*Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build is 4078.
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:*Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm other Database information.
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:If you are experiencing a problem with the new Mailers+4 Build 4078, please revert back to the previous Build (3837) and manually update data files by performing the following steps:
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::1. Download and Install the previous release first: https://ds.melissadata.com/dsdn/mp4_pro_dvd_March.iso</li>
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::2. After the previous build is installed, Download & Extract the new <code>mp4_202104.zip</code> folder.
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::<span style="color:red;">PLEASE NOTE:</span> Do NOT run Setup on newer releases. The files must be copied over manually.
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::3. Open the '''mp4_202104\Program''' folder
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::Copy the <code>MP4GLB.DAT</code> file then go to the Program Data directory to Paste and Replace.
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::Depending on where Mailers+4 is installed, the directory is usually be found here: <code><C:\ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4></code>
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::[[File:MP4 Build4078 MP4GLB-File.png|link=]]
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::4. Open the '''mp4_202104\Data''' folder
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::Copy '''all''' of the '''files''' (not folders) from the '''Data''' folder and then Paste (and Replace) into the '''ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4''' folder.
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::Copy the '''contents''' of each individual folder ('''dpv, elot, mdgeo, mdlacs, mdstelink, rbdi''') and then Paste (and Replace) into the '''ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4''' folder.
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::[[File:MP4 Build4078 mp4files.png|link=]]
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:Please see the [https://blog.melissa.com/product-news-updates/mailers4-desktop-smartmover-update/ Product Advisory] regarding the Mailers+4 SmartMover update for additional information.
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:Please contact Tech Support with any questions or concerns by Email (tech@melissa.com) or Phone 1 (800) 800-6245 x4
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==Build 3837==
 
==Build 3837==

Revision as of 00:27, 3 June 2021

← MAILERS+4


Build 4078

Released May 2021

General Changes

  • Mailers+4 Build number increased to 4078

Updates

The new SmartMover update has been released in Build 4078 and now utilizes SmartMover Web Service, which allows real-time processing of files instead of waiting for an email confirmation to update.

  • Added new SmartMover Processing screen, Help, and Results Window.
  • Updated the Format Fields display to reflect new NCOALink Format Options available. Click Format Fields - Select NCOA tab.
PLEASE NOTE - The following fields must be added before processing through SmartMover: Move Type, Return Code, Move Effective Date, Result Code
Please see the SmartMover FAQ for additional information.
  • Required CASS Form 3553 and NCOALink Summary Reports will now automatically save to the same folder as processed file. They can also be easily viewed by clicking their respective buttons found on the SmartMover results window.
  • Processed files can now return to the View Results window by clicking the SmartMover button and selecting View results.
  • Listware Classic has been removed in build 4078.
  • Mailers+4 - Services menu items have been removed: Phone & Fax Append; Address Correction; Residential Address Append; Business Append; Consumer Enhancements; and Update List.
  • Added new Services Menu Item: Listware Online to provide access to Demographic appends previously provided by Listware Classic.
  • New Wiki pages added:


Issues

Mailers+4 - Build 4078 has the following known issues:

Known Issue Description
Output Fields Mailers+4 Build 4078 does not automatically add Output fields as Listware Classic did. These must be added manually before processing. Please see the SmartMover FAQ for additional details.


The following fields must be added before processing through SmartMover: Move Type; Return Code; Move Effective Date; and Result Code.

Broker PAF Mailers+4 build 4078 will not allow Broker PAF’s to process using the new SmartMover. Please revert back to the previous build (3837) and manually update the Data files until resolved.

https://ds.melissadata.com/dsdn/mp4_pro_dvd_March.iso

Windows 7 Unfortunately, the new Mailers+4 - SmartMover release will not work on Windows 7, if you cannot upgrade your operating system yet, do not update Mailers+4.


Please see Mailers+4: Known Issues for additional information.

Name Parse Mailers+4 build 4078 had an issue with the Name Parse feature returning a high-volume of Vulgar results. Please see the Name Parse Issue on the wiki for instructions on how to revert back to the previous build of Mailers+4 and still maintain a current database.
Auto Format - Move Type There are currently two different Move Type fields in Mailers+4, ACS MOVE TYPE and MOVE_TYPE (For NCOALink processing).

If Auto-format is used, please be aware of which Move Type field is mapped.

  • If MOVETYPE is in the header row, then field will auto-format to ACS MOVE TYPE
  • If MOVE_TYPE is in the header row, then field will auto-format to MOVE TYPE for NCOALink processing.


Please see the Mailers+4 Wiki: Known Issues for additional information.


Build and Database Information

COM Object Build #
PresortObject 22378
AddressObject 17236
mdGeo 17260
PhoneObject 17167
NameObject 17048


Presort Date
Zone Table 05/01/2021
Delivery Statistics 03/21/2021
Module L Label Lists 05/01/2021
ELOT Table 04/15/2021


Database Date
National Database 04/15/2021
FirstName Database N/A


Release Notes

To confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
  • Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build is 4078.
  • Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm other Database information.
If you are experiencing a problem with the new Mailers+4 Build 4078, please revert back to the previous Build (3837) and manually update data files by performing the following steps:
1. Download and Install the previous release first: https://ds.melissadata.com/dsdn/mp4_pro_dvd_March.iso
2. After the previous build is installed, Download & Extract the new mp4_202104.zip folder.
PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT run Setup on newer releases. The files must be copied over manually.
3. Open the mp4_202104\Program folder
Copy the MP4GLB.DAT file then go to the Program Data directory to Paste and Replace.
Depending on where Mailers+4 is installed, the directory is usually be found here: <C:\ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4>
MP4 Build4078 MP4GLB-File.png
4. Open the mp4_202104\Data folder
Copy all of the files (not folders) from the Data folder and then Paste (and Replace) into the ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4 folder.
Copy the contents of each individual folder (dpv, elot, mdgeo, mdlacs, mdstelink, rbdi) and then Paste (and Replace) into the ProgramData\Melissa Data\MAILERS+4 folder.
MP4 Build4078 mp4files.png
Please see the Product Advisory regarding the Mailers+4 SmartMover update for additional information.
Please contact Tech Support with any questions or concerns by Email (tech@melissa.com) or Phone 1 (800) 800-6245 x4


Build 3837

April 2021 Update

Released April 2021

General Changes

  • The Presort Object Build number updated to 22378
  • A new file has been added to the Mailers+4 updates: LocaleKey.csv
This file is for Seamless Acceptance mailers and can be found in the following directory: mp4_202103/Data/LocaleKey.csv


Build and Database Information

COM Object Build #
PresortObject 22378
AddressObject 17207
mdGeo 17187
PhoneObject 3145
NameObject 151


Presort Date
Zone Table 04/01/2021
Delivery Statistics 02/20/2021
Module L Label Lists 04/01/2021
ELOT Table 03/15/2021


Database Date
National Database 03/15/2021
FirstName Database 02/15/2000


Release Notes

To confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
  • Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build is 3837.
  • Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm Presort Object build change to 22378.
New LocaleKey.csv Information
File Information Description
File Name LocaleKey.csv
File Type Comma Delimited (.csv)
File Contents The LocaleKey.csv will contain a list of every Post Office and its associated Locale Key.
Update Frequency The LocaleKey.csv will be updated Monthly along with the other Presort data files.
The LocaleKey.csv will include the following fields:
Field Name Description Sample Data
LocaleKey Unique Identifier for the post office. LOCZ22621
DestinationCode The Type of Post Office. D = DDU

S = SCF
B = NDC

Name The Name of the Post Office. RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
Address The Address of the Post Office. 29862 AVENIDA DE LAS BANDERA
City The City of the Post Office. RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
State The State of the Post Office. CA
Zip The zip of the Post Office. 926889998
A Mailers+4 Web Tutorial link has been added to the wiki under Essentials - Tutorials for easy reference.


March 2021 Update

Released March 2021

General Changes

  • The Presort Object Build number updated to 22376


Build and Database Information

COM Object Build #
PresortObject 22376
AddressObject 17207
mdGeo 17187
PhoneObject 3145
NameObject 151


Presort Date
Zone Table 03/01/2021
Delivery Statistics 02/01/2021
Module L Label Lists 03/01/2021
ELOT Table 02/15/2021


Database Date
National Database 02/15/2021
FirstName Database 02/15/2000


Release Notes

To confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
  • Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build is 3837.
  • Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm Presort Object build change to 22376.


February 2021 Update

Released February 2021

General Changes

  • Fixed the issue where the Record Count did not match between the .PBC and the .HDR Maildat files.
  • The Presort Object Build number updated to 22374


Build and Database Information

COM Object Build #
PresortObject 22374
AddressObject 17207
mdGeo 17187
PhoneObject 3145
NameObject 151


Presort Date
Zone Table 02/01/2021
Delivery Statistics 12/27/2020
Module L Label Lists 02/01/2021
ELOT Table 01/15/2021


Database Date
National Database 01/15/2021
FirstName Database 02/15/2000


Release Notes

To confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
  • Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build change to 3837.
  • Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm Presort Object build change to 22374.


January 2021 Update

Released January 2021

General Changes

Mailers+4 Build 3837 contains the new 2021 Postal rate changes that took effect January 24, 2021.


Build and Database Information

COM Object Build #
PresortObject 22372
AddressObject 17207
mdGeo 17187
PhoneObject 3145
NameObject 151


Presort Date
Zone Table 02/01/2021
Delivery Statistics 12/27/2020
Module L Label Lists 02/01/2021
ELOT Table 12/15/2020


Database Date
National Database 12/15/2020
FirstName Database 02/15/2000


Release Notes

PLEASE NOTE: You must install the December 2020 update (Mailers+4 Build: 3836 – Database Date: 12/15/2020) prior to the 2021 Rates patch.
The 2021 Rates Patch can be downloaded using one of the following methods:
Method Details
Mailers+4 Software Update The Mailers+4 Software Update should automatically prompt users to download the update when Mailers+4 is open.

This can be initiated manually by clicking "Help" – "Check for Program Updates" from the Mailers+4 Menu bar.

Mailers+4 Wiki Users can also Download the "2021 Rates Patch" located on the Mailers+4 Wiki under Current – Notices.

It can be found here: MAILERS+4


In order to confirm the most up-to-date builds are installed, please check the following within Mailers+4:
  • Click "Help" – "About Mailers+4" to confirm Mailers+4 build change to 3837.
  • Click "Help" – "Mailers+4 Information" to confirm Presort Object build change to 22372.


Please see our Product Advisory for additional information regarding the 2021 Price Changes.
It can be found here: https://blog.melissa.com/product-news-updates/2021-usps-postage-rates-effective-january-24th/