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Corporate Overview

RPost has set the global standard for Legal Proof® in Internet email with its core Registered Email® services. RPost services comprise an all-inclusive and on demand platform of outbound email services for high-value correspondence. RPost services permit the sender to prove, sign, secure, record, and collaborate with less cost, time, paper and risk.

Available in eight languages and for all email platforms, RPost’s patented Registered Email® services and have been used daily by the United States Government since 2003 and have been endorsed and marketed by most of the influential bar associations in the United States, including the bars of New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. RPost has offices worldwide.

RPost's Registered Email® service includes Legal Proof® of email content, delivery and time-stamping that can be easily integrated into existing email applications. In addition, the service offers a number of other high-value features such as electronic contract execution, electronic signature, end-to-end encryption, and more. With its continually expanding solution set, the company is a proven leader in delivering innovative and cost-effective services that allow email users to derive more value from their email applications.

All of RPost's products and services are covered by one or more of RPost's patents, a list of which can be found here.

RPost solutions fall within three broad categories that can benefit companies in all industries and geographies:

Company History

RPost, which stands for “Registered Post,” established the Registered Email system in 2000. The company’s founders recognized that while paper-based communication offered proof and protection for senders through mechanisms such as fax logs, mail receipts and courier tracking services, there was no comparable product for electronic correspondence that was effective or flexible enough to use with any email address. RPost has filled this gap through its ability to legally verify precisely what email content and attachments were sent and received, by whom and when, in a simple and elegant service offering.

Key Attributes

Legal Acceptance

A team of leading electronic information management attorneys conducted a thorough review of RPost's Registered Email service in 2007 and concluded that Registered Email messages provide sufficient proof as to be admissible in a United States court, according to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Their findings state that the Registered Email service is able to prove to a court that a particular message was delivered, what it said, and often even whether it was opened.

In early 2008, the author of the British Standards Institute ‘Legal admissibility’ Code of Practice – BIP 0008 reviewed the RPost service and deemed that RPost’s Registered Email receipts are admissible evidence in the United Kingdom as to their fact of delivery, as to their trusted time of delivery and as to the authenticity of their content.

Further, more than 20 leading law organizations have endorsed or sponsored RPost's services, including the bars of New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Denver, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, King County (Seattle-area), Clark County (Las Vegas-area), Maricopa County (Phoenix-area), Hennepin County (Minneapolis-area), Fayette County (Lexington, Kentucky-area), Westchester County (New York City region), the State of Virginia, the State of New Mexico, the State of Colorado, the State of Hawaii, the State of Utah, and Puerto Rico.

Government Accreditation

The United States Postal Service accredited the RPost system in 2002 for sensitive and critical Government applications after performing a thorough and favorable review and risk assessment of RPost technology and business policies with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and TRW Information Systems Security Officers participating in the process on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service. Further, AT&T assures uninterrupted continuity of Registered Email service for U.S. governmental users who purchase RPost’s services through AT&T, and the RPost system complies with the U.S. Privacy Act. The U.S. Government Accountability Office, the auditor of the U.S. Federal Government, began using RPost’s Registered Email services in 2003, becoming RPost’s first government customer. This office and other government agencies have been using RPost’s services continuously ever since.

RPost is Safe Harbor Certified by the US Department of Commerce. US-EU Safe Harbor is a streamlined process for US companies to comply with the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data. Intended for organizations within the EU or US that store customer data, the Safe Harbor Principles are designed to prevent accidental information disclosure or loss. US companies can opt into the program as long as they adhere to the 7 principles outlined in the Directive. The process was developed by the US Department of Commerce in consultation with EU.

RPost is also certified by the European Union’s ‘Safe Harbor’ process and provides adequate privacy protection as defined by the European Commission’s Data Protection Act of 1998.

Unique Market Position

Because RPost service is recipient agnostic, meaning that the recipient of a Registered Email message does nothing to generate the return of the Registered Receipt™ email to the sender, the company has no direct competitor for its core service. While other companies may attempt to make their offerings sound similar, the alternative approaches require that the recipient become an active participant in the “protected electronic transaction,” usually involving passwords, web-links, and other burdensome hurdles that detract from the end-user experience. For instance, people often confuse the Registered Email service with novelty email tracking or store-and-forward services. Both types of alternative technologies require special settings or action by the recipient, store information, tend to be relatively unreliable with false negatives, and do not return legally valid evidence of the precise content and attachments sent and received in a manner that can be later authenticated.

Similarly, RPost takes a highly unique and user-friendly approach with its other solutions including eSecurity, eRecords, eSigning, and eCollaboration.

Visionary Leadership

Visionary leadership, rapid innovation and a strong ability to execute have launched RPost from a company with one core service into a company with a platform of five service categories of high value messaging services comprised of 20 offerings. The RPost team first enhanced the value of the initial core Legal Proof® service by continuously integrating new features based on customer analysis and user demand. The team then successfully moved on to create incremental value through innovative new product development. As an example, identifying and carefully studying the trend of “email overload” resulted in the creation of the company’s unique SideNote® service.

Technology Invention

All RPost software has been developed in-house and the company has more than 50 patents issued and more patents pending. RPost was one of the original players in the creation of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) category and continues to lead in the field today.

Industry Expertise

RPost is a recognized expert in issues related to email management, risks and rules, and hosts a number of educational webinars for business and IT professionals that cover new developments, case law, and strategies for proper compliance. In addition to general-topic keynote webinars which are held monthly, the company presents industry-specific content for sectors including insurance, legal, and finance. RPost executives are also frequently invited to speak on panels with other experts in the messaging field such as Ferris Research and the ePolicy Institute.

Sophisticated Distribution Network

Until 2007, most messaging companies and communications providers had focused on inbound messaging security, internal collaboration, or standard outbound transport. Companies were filtering inbound email for high value versus junk. With RPost, they could now also filter outbound for high value versus casual, and have the tools to treat the high value outbound email with the proper sensitivity, or RPost features, depending on the type of message. Many of the leading messaging and communications providers have now identified the high value outbound messaging component as a missing link in their messaging platforms and have signed on with RPost to fill the gap.