The Complete Guide to Certified Electronic Mail (CEM): How It Works and How to Get It

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La Certified Electronic Mail (CEM) è un servizio fondamentale per le comunicazioni elettroniche in ambito legale e amministrativo in Italy. In questo articolo, esploreremo in dettaglio cos’è la PEC, come funziona, come ottenerla e perché è importante per le aziende e i professionisti.

What is Certified Electronic Mail (CEM)?

La Certified Electronic Mail is an advanced e-mail system that guarantees the legal validity of sent messages through this channel. It is a service offered by various providers authorised by the Ministry of Economic Development Italian, as Aruba PEC e PEC. PEC was created to replace the registered letter with return receipt in electronic format, offering unparalleled traceability and legal certainty.

Why is PEC Important?

  1. Legal Validity: Messages sent via PEC have a legal value equal to that of registered letters with acknowledgement of receipt. This is essential for the management of contracts, business transactions, and communications with the public administration.
  2. Traceability: Each message sent via PEC is recorded and stored securely. This traceability is useful to prove the date and time of sending and receiving important documents.
  3. Privacy and Security: PEC guarantees a high level of security e encryption. The transmitted data are protected against unauthorised access.

How Does Certified Electronic Mail Work?

PEC works in a similar way to traditional e-mail, but with some important differences:

  1. PEC address: Each PEC user has a specific PEC address ending with "". This address is unique and uniquely identifies the sender.
  2. Access via PEC Provider: To send and receive CEM messages, it is necessary to register with an authorised CEM provider. These providers offer certified e-mail services and provide credentials for access.
  3. Digital Signature: Every message sent via PEC is provided with a digital signature that guarantees its integrity and authenticity. The digital signature is generated by the PEC provider and confirms the identity of the sender.
  4. Delivery Receipt: Each PEC message sent generates a delivery receipt certifying the successful transmission of the message.
  5. Legal Preservation: PEC providers are required by law to retain messages for a specific period (usually 10 years) to ensure their legal validity.

How to obtain a Certified Electronic Mail?

To obtain a PEC, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a Provider: First of all, you have to select an authorised PEC provider. Some of the best-known providers in Italy include Aruba PEC, PEC, e PEC Legalmail.
  2. RegistrationOnce you have chosen a provider, proceed with registration. You will need to provide your personal or company details and pay an annual fee for the service.
  3. Identity Verification: The provider will request verification of your identity or company. This may require the submission of specific documents.
  4. Configuration: After registration and verification, configure your e-mail client to use the PEC address provided by the provider.
  5. Start using it: You are now ready to start sending and receiving PEC messages. Make sure you use it for important communications and legal documents.


La Certified Electronic Mail is a crucial tool for the legal notices and is widely used in Italy. Its legal validity, traceability and security make it an essential element for companies and professionals.

Certified Electronic Mail is an important step towards modernising communications, while guaranteeing the security and legal validity of your messages. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this valuable tool for your business and personal needs.

If you need assistance in obtaining and using PEC, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can open a ticket by sending an email to or by writing to us on WhatsApp at 0465 84 62 45.


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