Certified Electronic Mail

Certified Electronic Mail

Information on the Use of Certified Electronic Mail

The Certified Electronic Mail (Italian acronym: PEC) is an e-mail system which provides the sender with legally valid electronic documentation of the sending and delivery of electronic documents.
"Certifying" the sending and delivery – the two fundamental stages in the transmission of electronic files - means providing the sender with a receipt for the messages and any attachments sent. The receipt is issued by the sender’s e-mail service operator and constitutes legal proof that the mail was sent. When the addressee receives the message, the service operator sends a time-stamped receipt back to the sender which indicates whether the message was delivered or not.
Should the sender lose this receipt, a duplicate can be produced from the electronic trail that is kept of all operations. By law, this record must be kept for 30 months. The duplicate receipt has the same legal value as the original.



The Orientale University of Naples “L’Orientale” has set up the following certified e-mail address:
ateneo@pec.unior.it. The use of this PEC mailbox is reserved for communication with other Certified e-mail systems. Any messages which arrive from non-certified addresses will be automatically filtered out.

For further information on the use of Certified Electronic E-mails please consult the website of the National Centre for Information technology in Public Administration (CNIPA) .