PEC (Certified E-Mail) is an evolved e-mail system regulated by specific legislation and issued by authorised providers.
With respect to traditional e-mail, the PEC guarantees certain dispatch, delivery, invariability of the content and the confidentiality of the message, as well as certain identification of the sending mailbox.
Anybody can use it: sole traders, companies, Public Administrations, associations, professionals, ordinary citizens.
By law, they must register their PEC in the Business Register:
- sole Trader Businesses (within 06/30/2013) - Law No. 221 of 12/17/2012
- partnerships and limited companies (compulsory from 11/29/2011) - Law No. 2 of 01/28/2009
It does not cost anything: subscription or change is free and free of stamps, rights, fees.
It is necessary to contact one of the Official providers authorised by the Agency for Digital Italy, who comply with the requirements envisaged by the reference legislation. Public list of Providers. Costs and method of issue vary from one provider to another.