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National Change of Address (NCOA) Database

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National Change of Address Database (NCOA) - definitions

National Change of Address Database (NCOA) - A service that provides customers with USPS change of address information for individuals, families and businesses through a licensee of the data.

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QAS, 16 July 2009 10:37:40, External

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National Change of Address Database (NCOA) - national change of address (NCOA) is a service provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) that enables individuals to notify others of a new address. The NCOA file compiled by the USPS and is made available to certain licensees that use it to update mailing lists with changed addresses.

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Source: NextMark, 15 August 2009 12:04:36, ?glossaryTermId=a0800000000DiBqAAK External

National Change of Address Database (NCOA) - An address correction service that the USPS provides to mailers through USPS licensees. The licensees match mailing lists submitted to them on tape or disk against change-of-address information for the entire country from all Computerized Forwarding System units. If a match is made, NCOA can correct the address before it is printed on a mailpiece.

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Source: USPS, 07 October 2009 09:37:39, External

National Change of Address - The National Change of Address (NCOA) file is sourced from the Royal Mail Redirection Service. It provides the ability to identify not only the fact that the customer has moved but also offers details of where that customer has moved to. The file is built through the capture of detailed information from customers who register their move with Royal Mail. It can be used either to suppress gone-aways or to locate lost or missing customers.

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CNM, 05 November 2009 11:11:12, External

National Change of Address (NCOA) - A USPS service that helps reduce database errors and undeliverable mail from mailing lists.

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Source: Northwest Database Services, 12 November 2009 11:00:45, External

NCOA (National Change of Address) - NCOA is a service of the USPS to improve the accuracy of mailing addresses. The NCOA file is compiled by the USPS from Change of Address cards that are submitted by movers to their local post office. Mail files can be matched against this file to identify movers, and to supply the current mailing address. This service is performed by commercial vendors who are licensed by the Postal Service.

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Source: Postcom, 22 March 2010 08:21:10, External

National Change of Address (NCOA) - Officially, the USPS has dropped the term "NCOA" and replaced it with "National Change of Address Linkage". The term is still widely used to describe the process of validated mailing addresses.

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Source: Digital Formatting Services, 30 December 2011 09:57:24, External

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