August 16, 2001
In an effort to reduce the number of duplicate email files submitted to OATS, the system will now send back two emails to each firm that transmits FORE files via email. The first email simply notifies the transmitting entity that OATS received your email and will process your file. The second email continues to provide the status of the FORE file as we do today.
Firms are asked not to submit duplicate email files unless they receive an email status stating that the email file has been rejected. This will greatly help our system to process all emails in a timely fashion.
Contact the OATS Help Desk at (800) 321-NASD with questions.