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File Types For Automated Mailings

Many list formats can be utilized by our mail program. Most word processing programs can format a list we can use to process your mailings.
The file types are:

  • Delimited File
    The file contains records with the same character separating the fields of the record and CR/LR at the end of each record. The fields must appear in the same order in every record. The most common delimiter is a comma(,).
     
  • Standard ASCII Fixed Length File 
    This is a text file with each record the same length. Each field must be the same length and appear in the same place within each record. Please specify the record length when you send the disk to Mail Services.
     
  • Access File/Excel File 
    All Access and Excel files are acceptable for the system. 
     
  • Dbase File 
    Any Dbase file is compatible with the system. The fields must appear in the same order in every record. Make sure there is a ".dbf" extension at the end of the file name.
     
  • Fixed Length Fields with CR/LF File 
    The file has fixed length fields with each record terminated by CR/LF(carriage return/line feed), such as a Lotus Print Image File. The fields must appear in the same order in every record.
     
  • 1-up Label Image File 
    The file is composed of records formatted as labels. Your label may have as many as 16 lines. The fields must appear in the same order in every record.


Files may be sent to Mail Services in a variety of ways: 

  • CD
  • E-Mail attachment
  • Pantherfile