Processing of undeliverable as addressed mail

  • US 8,086,346 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2008
  • Issued: 12/27/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computerized method comprising:

  • sorting mail that comprises a multiple pass mail sort operation, wherein the multiple pass mail sort operation for a mail piece that is undeliverable as addressed comprises,performing a first pass of the multiple pass mail sort operation, wherein performing the first pass comprises capturing data to identify a feature of the mail piece;

    generating a fingerprint for the mail piece between performing the first pass and performing a second pass of the multiple pass mail sort operation, the fingerprint being derived from the feature of the mail piece that is identified during the first pass; and

    performing the second pass of the multiple pass mail sort operation, wherein performing the second pass comprises determining a final disposition of the mail piece that is undeliverable as addressed, wherein the fingerprint is used to uniquely identify the mail piece during the determining of the final disposition, wherein determining the final disposition of the mail piece that is undeliverable as addressed is independent of use of a bar code by the multiple pass mail sort operation for identification for final disposition of the mail piece.

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