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No, imail is not an email system at all. It's an intelligent solution providing users with a quick and reliable way to process physical letters, postcards or mailshots. You produce them electronically on your computer and have them printed and posted locally by imail in the UK.
Using imail couldn't be simpler: you create the mail, we print it and then we post it. You create your document on your computer or iPhone using an imail interface. Next, you click on the ‘Preview & Post’ button to send it. The document is then electronically encrypted and sent to the imail server. The server routes the item to the nearest UK Mail print centre, where it is securely printed by our state-of-the-art equipment. Letters are machine-enveloped and all mail is sent for onward delivery. The entire mailing becomes an easy automated process.
imail takes the time and hassle out of having to print, envelope and then post items. You can send a letter or postcard within seconds to anywhere in the UK from the comfort of your desktop.
Yes. imail allows you to control your brand through a template management system. This allows you to set up and define a series of structured templates with or without variable fields. Being able to control the use of your logo generates a stronger brand image. Your logo can be printed in full colour or black-and-white depending on your brand requirements.
Yes, you can do this easily in the Create template section of the site. Or, if you’re unsure, just email a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org of your headed paper and we'll create a template for you and add it to your imail account.
Yes. imail uses 256-bit SSL security as standard. The password-protected system assigns a user name and password to each user. All documents are securely encrypted before being sent from your PC, laptop or Apple device to the imail print centre for fulfilment, complying with security and data protection regulations.
To use imail, you can choose one of three intuitive interfaces:
Online interface – you use imail directly on the web site (log in and click on ‘Get started’).
Print client – a print driver which allows you to print directly from programs like Microsoft Word for greater speed and convenience.
imail Autolink (application program interface) – a completely integrated solution that can be accessed by authorised users throughout your company, with restrictions (such as access rights or pending mail approval) managed by the system administrator.
Yes, imail can be used on any internet-enabled device, from anywhere in the world, and is compatible with leading internet browsers for PC and Macintosh. A PC Print Client is available and a Mac Print Client will be available in the near future.
Yes. With imail you can add a scanned version of your signature, which can be automatically applied to each of your documents as you choose.
imail keeps your contacts database securely within your user space. Simply create your mailing, then enter a single address or upload a csv file and we will save your addresses on the fly for future use.
Absolutely. imail provides a cost effective solution for your direct mail campaigns. Simply create your mailer, add your database and let imail do the rest.
No, you don’t. imail is very flexible and allows you to draft mail, letters or cards that can be amended before being sent out. Alternatively, your addressed documents can be held as pending and, once approved by the administrator, sent at a time convenient to you. You can even schedule mailings in advance, so you can pre-book your regular mailings as far ahead as you want to; a great feature which allows you to plan multiple campaigns when it’s most convenient for you.
Yes. imail provides you with an instant PDF proof of your mailing, showing the body of the document, as well as the positioning of the address block and return barcode. The PDF can be printed locally for a physical copy for your records or it can be stored electronically on your computer.
Once you have completed your mail and sent it, you will receive on-screen confirmation. The sent order will also be visible in the My Archive area of your imail interface. For any pre-scheduled, mailings you will automatically receive a confirmation email that your mail has been successfully processed.
For letters, imail uses 100gsm plain white A4, 100% recycled paper and C5 windowed 90gsm envelopes. imail uses 300gsm A5 card for postcards. Each postcard is laminated.
All mailings can be output as mono (black ink only) or full colour and can be single-sided or double-sided (duplex printing). imail users also benefit from advanced document solutions, including barcoding and Optical Mark Recognition systems which ensure complete mail integrity.
imail uses the same high-specification commercial printers in all of its nationwide print centres. These are regularly calibrated, ensuring a quality and consistent print finish that you can rely on, wherever your mail is printed.
With imail your mail will be delivered the next working day, unless you specify the two-day option.
imail prints and mails all items, then hands it over directly to Royal Mail for final mile doorstep delivery.
imail items are delivered from Monday to Saturday, excluding bank holidays.
All imail envelopes carry a UK Mail central return address. We then scan the barcode of the returned item, which automatically sends an electronic copy of the letter to the originator. These can be viewed in My Reports in the Accounts Admin area of the imail interface. Just select the returned report icon. The returned physical mail items are securely disposed of by UK Mail.
To ensure imail users benefit from the latest cut-off times available for a service of this type, we are unable to insert separate BREs into mailings. Many imail users utilise their email address, web site, telephone number and ‘Quick Response’ 2D barcodes to gain immediate response from campaigns. This avoids the cost and time associated with managing a Business Reply envelope process.
Not yet, but we are currently developing our international imail service.
Yes, in fact, imail reduces your carbon footprint by up to 80%. imail eliminates the need to collect physical mail items and route them to a sorting office, saving on unnecessary mileage and reducing overall emissions. imail customers also cut back on transportation of stationery and consumable stocks to their offices.
Letters and envelopes are fully recyclable and conform to FSC standards.
No, imail is completely free to use. You only pay for what you print and mail.
The price of imail items starts from less than the cost of a stamp – which includes all print consumables, printing, fulfilment and postage.
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imail can save you up to 60% on your total print, production and postage costs, depending on what postal service you currently use.
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Yes, there are. If you send more than 5,000 items a month, please contact
imail has a range of flexible payment methods to suit your business’s requirements. ‘Pay as you post’ enables you to pay by debit or credit card; the ‘Top up’ service allows you to deposit an amount, for faster, more convenient payment than having to enter credit card details every time. To manage larger or more frequent mailings, you may prefer to open a credit account. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Go to the Account Admin tab then select Manage Users. This will allow you to add, amend or remove users.
No. imail is an instant service. Once you have sent your mailing to imail, it cannot be stopped. On rare occasions, it may be possible to cease a received mailing. However, due to the speed of the process, this will be dependent on a number of factors and we may be unable to recall a job if it has already exited through the system. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
imail uses 256-bit SSL security as standard. Each user is username and password protected. All documents are securely encrypted before being sent from your computer to the imail print location where insertion and sortation is effected by state of the art equipment.
imail stores mail items for 60 days and they are viewable within the ‘My Archive’ section of the Account Admin area.
Yes. When creating a letter mailing, you can attach an A4 PDF copy of the insert, which will be printed along with the letter and inserted as one combined mail piece.
The imail data portal provides a number of useful validation tools, including postcode checking, address cleansing, database cleansing, de-duplicating and data suppression. imail can even append databases with telephone numbers and emails to enhance your data quality.
In line with Royal Mail specifications, imail items have a maximum of seven address lines.
You can download the full design specifications here.
Undelivered or returned items are sent to UK Mail’s returns management centre, where they are scanned on receipt. A PDF of returned items can then be viewed on the web portal within the ‘My Reports’ section of Account Admin. Returned mail items are then securely destroyed.
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