A mail metering machine having the ability to allocate postage costs among designated accounts. A bar code is assigned to each designated account and is applied to that accounts mailing envelopes. A bar code scanner is incorporated into the mail metering machine and identifies the account as the mail is fed through the machine. The amounts are totaled for each account and charged back to the account.
* 4,780,828 Mailing system with random sampling of postage
* 4,760,532 Mailing system with postage value transfer and accounting capability
* 4,760,534 Mailing system with postage value transfer and accounting capability
* 5,375,172 Postage payment system employing encryption techniques and accounting for postage payment at a time subsequent to the printing of postage
* 4,796,193 Postage payment system where accounting for postage payment occurs at a time subsequent to the printing of the postage and employing a visual marking imprinted on the mailpiece to show that accounting has occurred
* 4,853,864 Mailing systems having postal funds management
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