With the varying scenarios that can constitute or establish a manifest mailing AutoMail® must be able to determine the specific method (class, mailpiece-type, etc.) by which a mailer plans to create a manifest-ready mailing. For example... will a mailing be First Class or Standard? Will "letter" style envelopes be used, Flat-style envelopes, or even post-cards such as a marketing organization or utility division might use. Does the mailing contain mailpieces which are of identical or dissimilar weights. Click Details, below, for an explanation of all elements on the Presort screen.




NOTE: All options / functions on the Presort screen are configured by a AutoMail Implementation Specialist at install time, and should not be altered.






Class: First Class or Standard.

First-Class mail is any mailpiece that contains non-public customer data such as account numbers or information that is not intended for public preview, such as personal interactions. First-Class mail is sealed against any inspection other than by the addressee.
Standard mail is business bulk marketing mail only. Standard mail cannot contain any personal, or non-public, customer information and can be opened by the USPS for inspection.


Size: Letter, Flat, or Postcard


Automated Sort: always NonCR

Display Presort Warnings is selected so that the mailer can observe any presort warnings or possible disqualifications.

Non-Automated Sort: always NonCR


Piece Weights: Dissimilar or Identical = AutoMail® can process either. The two canNOT be mixed in the same manifest.


Move Update: Allows selection of USPS service by which addressee moves / changes are indicated


Intelligent Mail Service Type: None, BasicService, or FullService. In order to perform manifest mailing either BasicService (until January 2014) or FullService is required.


Address Change/Confirm: should be set as "None".


Ancillary Service Endorsement: There are several endorsement that can be placed on the mailpiece face. These "endorsements" indicate how a mailpiece is to be handled if un-deliverable. With the advent of Intelligent Mail® barcode 'Electronic Service Requested' is becoming the standard. Still options such as 'Return Service Requested', 'Address Service Requested', 'Change Service Requested', and 'Forward Service Requested' are presently available.


1.With use of Intelligent Mail® barcode some type of ancillary endorsement is required, with the following exception.
2.If a mailer satisfies a 'Move Update' requirement (National Change of Address) no endorsement required.

See the USPS Quick Service Guide 507 for details of the various ancillary service endorsements.


Service Type ID: This is tied with the "Intelligent Mail Service Type". This 3-digit number embeds in the Intelligent Mail® barcode to indicate type of service and ancillary service endorsement.





Indicates container type(s) for manifest mail delivery. These are obtained from the local post office and used along with tray sleeves and strapping to secure the mailing. See Reports > Batch Manifest for specifics on how mailpieces are placed in trays (sequence number range).



Pallets – Only available for FC Letters at this time. When selected the mail will be first presorted into trays and then the trays will be sorted onto pallets. Must also have one of the tray containers selected





Options used for very specific, and not typical, circumstances.



Use CSA Pallet Sort – Directs the presort to use a USPS Customer Supplier Agreement file (which is imported by the user) to override the DMM rules for placing trays on pallets





Log file creation for Presort process during Batch Run.