Pitney Bowes is going into the Registered Email™ business with RPost. The two have cut a global alliance. Pitney describes RPost as a leader in managed outbound messaging with its flagship Registered Email™ services.
Under the terms of their agreement, Pitney Bowes will offer RPost Registered Email™ services to its mailstream customers. Pitney says that by adding RPost services it can provide its customers with a “full set of high-value outbound messaging tools for client records management, compliance, e-discovery, paper reduction and cost-reduction initiatives.” RPost Registered Email™ messages provide email senders with verifiable proof-of-message delivery, content and timestamp for emails sent to any Internet address.
Pitney says that information-intensive markets, such as legal services, are challenged with managing thousands of records and producing information on-demand, faster and more cost- effectively than ever before.
The Radicati Group, a market research firm specialized in the computer and telecommunications industry, estimates that the average business user sends and receives about 170 email mes- sages a day. Highly sensitive business is conducted via email, with discoverable data scattered across an organization, on mail servers, desktops and mobile devices.
Pitney says RPost’s service will let Pitney Bowes customers streamline the process of managing and retrieving critical business communications, with an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution.
“RPost offers a full set of outbound messaging services as a pay-as-you-go offering, which can remove messaging security from the IT budget and put it into the mailstream budget where it is a direct cost savings vis-à-vis all traditional means of deliv- ery,” said Dave Hutchinson, president of Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions.
“With RPost, Pitney Bowes can now tie outbound electronic messaging to our customers’ mailstream accounts, which fund postal activities as well as other mailstream services and sup- plies, enabling business users to send Registered Email™ mes- sages simply by debiting the cost of a postage stamp from their Pitney Bowes postage meter account.”
Pitney Bowes and RPost have bundled the cost of email delivery proof, timestamping, encrypting, PDF conversion, infor- mation leak prevention, e-contracting, and e-signing into one flat per unit price – about the cost of a postage stamp.
RPost outbound messaging services can be used from any desktop, laptop or handheld PC, offering Pitney Bowes cus- tomers a flexible and convenient platform for managing elec- tronic records in the course of complying with e-discovery rules. Pitney says that “unlike traditional email applications that are unable to verify the content of email messages, RPost Registered Email™ users have verifiable evidence of precisely what email content and attachments were sent and received, by whom and when.
According to RPost CEO Zafar Khan, “Registered Email™ ser- vices are the missing link to managing the electronic mailstream that not only reduce litigation risk, but also save money other- wise spent on storage, email records management, and elec- tronic discovery requests. Now, with one click of the mouse, Pitney Bowes customers can send a message via Registered E- mail service, debit the cost from their mailstream budget, and retain a detailed electronic trail of the message from sender to receiver. They will instantly gain greater accountability and pro- tection for their communications.”
RPost Registered Email™ services include more than 10 message protection options integrated into one platform. RPost is supposed to close the delivery gap in electronic communications that may result when unprotected email messages are disputed with respect to content or delivery status. Unlike alternative mes- saging approaches, RPost services are simple to install, fully integrated, and require no recipient action or software.
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