We at Tech Essentials realize this has been a doozy of a week in terms of news—mostly political and mostly bad. For those who needed a respite from Tuesday’s chaotic debate and the torrent of election-focused headlines, we offered a live virtual conference yesterday that highlighted how customers are using RPost’s RMail and RSign products to optimize financial processes, transaction automation and affordability with feature-rich e-sign and e-security.
Has this happened to you recently: You get an email from yourself asking you to click a link to see an agenda you didn’t write or for an invoice you never sent? The newest are people sending you pictures of checks that they supposedly put in the mail to you (hoping you click on the image which then makes nefarious things happen). Earlier this week I saw an email from myself with an exact duplicate of my own RPost signature asking me to click a link to register for a long-past webinar and download a strange document that was titled, “PO#09162020.doc”.
Soccer/Futbol superstar, Lionel Messi, longed for a transfer after a humiliating Champions League knock out loss to Bayern Munich. Where to go from here? Paris? Manchester? Luckily, he built in a back-door exit clause in his contract where, if he notified Barcelona brass before the end of the current season, any club with a big enough wallet that was courting him could avoid paying Barcelona a $800 million transfer fee—obviously a prohibitive sum. ($800 million could actually buy you the entire Houston Astros baseball team, though this team would certainly be a fixer-upper.) This would then free up funds for Messi’s $80 million+ salary. Brilliant plan.
If you are sending a zillion newsletter or marketing emails, sure, email marketing platforms make it easy to manage your email list; and many do provide some basic tracking information.
It is well accepted worldwide that the Registered Receipt™ email record is the gold standard for email proof — timestamped and verifiable proof of successful email delivery including content delivered, regardless of recipient settings, and without need for any recipient compliant action.
You show up in court with a US Certified Mail “Green Card” delivery receipt, evidence that supposedly proves you delivered a timely notice. The other party simply stands up and says quizzically, “Sure we got the certified letter, but no one in our office could figure out why we were sent an empty envelope!” And of course, there’s no proof of what was or wasn’t inside the envelope. Did the mail room attendant or administrator forget to insert the letter?
Can we ever know what happened in a meeting behind closed doors, with no recording devices and no third party witnesses? Probably not.
Is email a clearer way to communicate a complex message? Not always….
We all send emails — some trivial and others that are incredibly important or time sensitive. For the important email messages, how do you know – and prove – that your email was delivered?
Is proof of delivery of Service by Email needed if you have a Certificate of Service for email sent?
Considerations with Florida Mandatory Serve by Email Rule.
The following is a response to a lawyer question prompted by a recent Florida Bar member benefit email referencing the new Florida mandatory Service by Email Rules of Judicial Administration.
RPost has been granted three additional patents (US Patent numbers 8,224,913; 8,209,389 and 8,161,104) which comprehensively cover systems and methods service providers use to track email opening, delivery or failure using server logs and web beacons – technology novel in 1999 when RPost first filed for the patents, but widely used today.