Is it okay to mail out checks if there is no internet?

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balut228
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Is it okay to mail out checks if there is no internet?

Postby balut228 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:42 pm

We printed some checks today but the internet went down before we could do a "send/receive" in MLS. Can we still mail these checks even though we were unable to transmit them? I am not sure if the church uses positive pay and I just wanted to make sure the checks wouldn't bounce if we mailed them out before the church received record of them.

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Re: Is it okay to mail out checks if there is no internet?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:32 pm

There was some indication that they do require the S/R before the check is valid. But I don't recall too many messages indicating problems with that. I think I'd error on the side of caution and make sure the S/R is done before they get the checks.
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Re: Is it okay to mail out checks if there is no internet?

Postby pete.arnett » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:30 pm

Internet not available, then please view the following

"MLS Dial-up Transmissions—AT&T Numbers"
"USB Dial-up modem (backup)"
https://www.lds.org/help/support/mls-di ... s?lang=eng

"Handwritten Checks in Emergencies"
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Emergency_che ... procedures

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Re: Is it okay to mail out checks if there is no internet?

Postby russellhltn » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:06 pm

pete.arnett wrote:"MLS Dial-up Transmissions—AT&T Numbers"
"USB Dial-up modem (backup)"
https://www.lds.org/help/support/mls-di ... s?lang=eng


It's worth a try, but:
  • Our new computers have no modems
  • Our old computers would crash if using the modem
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USB Dial-up Modem

Postby pete.arnett » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:50 am

Russell - Happy New Year and keep up the good work

Your friendly Facilities Management Group (FMG) can provide you with an "USB Dial-up modem (backup)"

Startech.com External V.92 56k USB Fax Modem - Fax/modem
for about $30.00
Manufacturer Part#: USB56KEMH | Dell Part#: A779150 | Staples Item#: IM1UN4470


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