Postal Mail Management

The following sessions will be presented at MAILCOM 2023:


USPS Postage Meter IMI Compliance: What You Need to Know

The USPS® will be requiring that all mailing systems meet Intelligent Mail Indicia (IMI) standards with in the next year (2024). They will no longer be allow vendors to distribute postage meters that are not producing compliant IMI and that decertified meters taken out of service.

Tuesday, March 21 – Round Six, 3:15-4:15pm


Are You Claiming the Best Postage Rate?

This session teaches the importance of analyzing your mailings to ensure you are obtaining the best postage rates for First Class Bulk, Periodical & Standard Mail. Learn different options for improving your mailing lists resulting in big postage savings. An explanation for each postage category and what is required to move up to the next discount threshold will be provided. Learn how to move your mail from Basic to Saturation & Basic or up to Mixed ADC. Discussions include deflection testing and how money can be saved by moving a Periodical or Automated Flats from non-machinable to machinable. Instructor: Marianne Houston, CMDSM, Gannett

Wednesday, March 22 – Round Nine, 1:00-2:00pm


Importance of Mailpiece Design

Failing to meet minimum mailing dimensions for commercial mail can bust your budget. Let’s discuss the common mistakes of mailpiece design and how to avoid them. This discussion is crucial for printers and mailers as the marketing landscape of a mailpiece’s competitive edge increases. The question eventually will be, “who’s going to pay for it?” Instructor: Floyd Creecy, CMDSM, MDC, HeiTech Services

Tuesday, March 21 – Round Four, 11:15-12:15pm


Understanding Address Quality Reporting

An in-depth review of the CASS and NCOA reports. Understanding the various Footnote codes and the recommended actions to take in managing your data. Instructors: Christine Erna, TEC Mailing Solutions LLC and Mark Rheaume, Ricoh Digital Services

Monday, March 20 – Round Two, 3:30-4:30pm


Tracking Mail Using Informed Visibility Data

As the USPS continues to roll out their major Network Redesign, knowing where your mail is, is more important than ever. You need to understand the changes in the network and changes to service to be compliant with federal and state regulations and to achieve desired outcomes from your mailings. Learn what is changing and what you need to do differently. Instructor: Angelo Anagnostopoulos, VP Postal Affairs, GrayHair Software, LLC

Monday, March 20 – Round Three, 4:45-5:45pm


Building & Maintaining a Postal Program

This session will focus on the many resources available to those in the industry who are charged with running a postal relations program within your organization. With resources from USPS, industry vendors, association groups, MTAC, industry members and additional sources this workshop will be invaluable to you and your company. Instructor: Kathy Howell, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Tuesday, March 21 – Round Five, 2:00-3:00pm


Enterprise Postal Governance

Address Quality, Managing Move update, Total Postal Management, Return Mail Management. These are a few of the basic tasks associated with facilitating an enterprise postal governance process. Learn how to facilitate an Enterprise Postal Governance process within your organization to ensure having your finger on the pulse. Instructors: Christine Erna, TEC Mailing Solutions LLC and Mark Rheaume, Ricoh Digital Services

Wednesday, March 22 – Round Ten, 2:15-3:15pm