October/November 2016

The LoDown 


News and information 

from Lorton Data 


Products and Services
Hot New Feature 

A-Qua Mailer™ desktop has a new hot folder feature for automating your mail list processing! With just a little bit of setup, you can start running jobs without opening the A-Qua Mailer desktop interface. Contact your Lorton Data representative for pricing to get started today.
Special Interest...
His Middle Name is Stamps 


The USPS® unveiled its first Halloween themed Forever® stamps on September 29th in Anoka, MN. It's only fitting because Anoka is known as "The Halloween Capital of the World." On top of that, the Anoka Post Office™ is celebrating their 100 year anniversary in 2016. The collection includes four festive Jack-o'-lanterns.

Read more here.  


Did You Know
MID Life Crisis

If you mail on behalf of others, you may already aware that your Mailer ID (MID) should be used for containers and your customer's MID should be used for the mail pieces. Proper assignment of these IDs allows the USPS to distinguish between the Mail Owner and the Mail Preparer.

Starting in November, the USPS will begin to enforce this requirement. It's quick and easy to look up or obtain MID's through the Business Customer Gateway. You can get additional details from your Business Service Network representative.
Processing Tips
A-Qua Mailer desktop: Group Task Bar 
Ever wondered about that gray box in the Process Definition panel? That's the Group Task Bar. It allows you to group services together and speed up your processing time. For example, moving ZIP+4 and Presort into the gray box and clicking "Run All" sends your mail list through both services rather than each one individually. For more information on using the Group Task Bar, hit F1 in A-Qua Mailer desktop for the help documentation or give us a call.

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