RPost Launches Registered E-mail and eSignOff Services in The Netherlands Through Alliance with Leading Software Consultancy

RPost partners with Amsterdam-based Epona to bring advanced e-mail proof, electronic contracting, security, and collaboration tools to local law firms and financial institutions.

Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- RPost®, the leader in managed outbound messaging with its flagship Registered E-mail® service suite, and Epona, a leading software consultancy in Amsterdam, today announced a partnership to offer RPost’s Registered E-mail®, eSignOff™, SideNote™, and Proof Archive™ services to Epona clients. RPost’s all-inclusive, on-demand platform of e-mail solutions for high value outbound messages is now available to Epona’s clients in the legal and financial sectors in Amsterdam and throughout the Benelux region. RPost services are localized in Dutch and French.

“Our mission at Epona is to find the highest quality, best of breed software solutions and make them available to our clients in the simplest implementation possible,” remarks Marcel Lang, Managing Director of Epona. RPost’s services meet these criteria as market leading and user-friendly, with the added benefit of full service with no long-term maintenance or licensing fees.”

RPost’s core Registered E-mail® service provides the sender legally valid and court admissible evidence of e-mail correspondence occurring from the sender’s desktop e-mail or directly from applications -- providing Epona clients with evidence of delivery, content, and timing of any e-mail, without requiring recipients to download any software, click links, or visit special websites to open and read messages. RPost offers additional services, such as eSignOff™ which enables a one-click-signoff-by-email with an evidentiary record of the signoff provided to both parties that has evidential weight equal to “wet-ink” signatures on contracts– eliminating the print/sign/scan/fax/mail signoff process. The complete RPost platform is offered at a flat per e-mail price, which is about the cost of a postage stamp and only a small fraction of typical courier charges. Monthly and annual all-inclusive services plans are also available.

As part of the launch, RPost executives introduced Registered E-mail services to representatives from thirty-five major law firms at a recent Epona seminar for legal professionals.

“Since with two clicks of a mouse, one can change any email to say anything, the other party in an e-mail misunderstanding can easily claim that the printed e-mail records misrepresent the facts. Verification of e-mail evidence is certainly becoming a central part of discovery disputes in the Benelux countries, as it has in the US,” remarks Zafar Khan, CEO of RPost. “We have found that many professionals are simply not aware of this exposure and the simple protection RPost can provide with its Registered E-mail services. RPost looks forward to working with the Benelux legal and financial community to provide the guidance and tools to manage this risk.”

For the highest assurance of confidentiality, the RPost system does not retain a copy of the original Registered E-mail message, unlike alternative “store and forward” solutions. RPost services also include one-click tools for electronic contracting and e-signing, end-to-end e-mail encryption, PDF conversion and data leak protection in an all-in-one, on demand service offering.

About RPost:

RPost has set the global standard for Legal Proof® in Internet e-mail with its core Registered E-mail® services. RPost services comprise of an all inclusive and on demand platform of outbound e-mail services for correspondence that has consequence if disputed or can commit the sender. RPost services permit the sender to prove, sign, secure, record, and collaborate with less cost, time, paper and risk. RPost provides a higher level of protection than certified email programs which offer simple text receipts that can be easily forged and are difficult to authenticate. RPost has strategic business relationships with leading technology and service providers to provide RPost services to their existing clients, including: Pitney Bowes, Google/Postini, Symantec, AT&T, Orange (FranceTel) and BTInfonet (BritishTelecom), among others.

Available in eight languages and for all e-mail platforms, RPost’s patented Registered E-mail® services 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, Los Angeles, Boston, and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Los Angeles, RPost has offices in San Diego, Washington D.C. and worldwide. For more information about RPost, please visit www.rpost.com. “Registered E-mail”, "R-mail", "RPost" and "Legal Proof" are registered trademarks owned by RPost.

About Epona:

Established in 1993, Epona is a leading software consulting and productions company and based in The Netherlands and Germany. Servicing several industries, amongst others the Professional Services market, and hundreds of organizations since its establishment, the company has proven sustainability and continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Epona assumes a wholistic approach in offering clients optimal service for their IT needs. From design and development to the selection and final deployment of business solutions, our consultants collaborate directly with clients to ensure all organizational objectives are realized. Whether it be third-party or Epona products, all final recommendations aim to deliver superior quality and value for our customers.

Epona offers a diversified portfolio of custom and packaged software as well. The standard of care placed in software development is the central nerve of the company. Established fifteen years ago as its core line of business, this standard has gone uncompromised since.

Aparna Glynn