The procedure followed by tNotice, with regards to the certification of dispatch, does not differ in content and does not provide a lower degree of certainty compared with the traditional registered letter, as it transfers on
computer-readable format the same steps followed by the dispatch procedure of a traditional registered letter. The same procedure of delivery to the recipient via the postal official is followed: unlike the “traditional” registered letter, the mail can also be delivered to an internet address and (almost) in real time, as all intermediate physical, paper-related steps between the sender and the post office of destination are eliminated.
The identical manner of delivery of both the traditional registered letter and tNotice certifies in both cases that an “envelope containing the message” was delivered, or that all attempts possible in order to do so were made (and the certification value and related “legal value” are limited to this).
Yet, to prove that an envelope was delivered does not prove that the content of the message was delivered, since the recipient could always claim that the envelope contained no message or that it contained a different document. The jurisprudence of legitimacy ruled in this respect when it established the principle that “the mere receipt of the registered envelope by the recipient does not constitute proof of the contents of the same.”
In order to prove the receipt of the content by the recipient, the notice must be served by a bailiff (which is
considered valid unless an action for fraud is brought pursuant to article 2700 of the Italian Civil Code).
With the judgment of legitimacy of the Supreme Court, 12 May 2005 n. 10021, the Court of Cassation shifted the burden of proof to the sender, ruling that: the sender must be able to give evidence that the content of the message sent by registered mail is exactly the same content that the recipient received.
This would be possible if a notary public were present at the post office and if the same produced a certified copy of the message, put it in the envelope with an identification number of the registered mail and ultimately certified the dispatch from the post office on the certified copy.
tNotice solves and innovates, by producing an individual print of the document and of all its attachments in theacceptance phase; we could define it as the DNA of the content of the message, without the need to open or read the documents, in compliance with article 15 of the Constitution.
When the recipient collects the message tNotice produces a new print of the document and verifies that the latter and the initial print match. Only if the two prints match does it produce a Forensic Postal Certificate (CPF) stating that the content sent by the sender with the identification the one delivered to and received by the recipient.