Swiss Post now offers registered e-mails via Outlook
Users of Microsoft Outlook can now send registered e-mails. This is possible thanks to the new IncaMail Outlook add-on from Swiss Post which is available as a free download. Outlook has been updated to include additional buttons that are compatible with IncaMail. In addition to sending conventional e-mails, users now have the option of sending confidential or even registered e-mails. Both additional mailing alternatives are subject to a fee, which is booked to a separate IncaMail account that must be set up by the user.
IncaMail, Swiss Post's platform for sending e-mails securely and verifiably, is now even more user-friendly. This Swiss Post add-on to the most frequently used e-mail software – Microsoft Outlook – can be easily downloaded and installed at no extra cost.
Confidential or electronically registered
Users of the new Swiss Post add-on now have access to two extra buttons in Outlook. By activating the "confidential" button, e-mails can be sent to the intended recipient without being visible to third parties. This option costs CHF 0.75 per e-mail. The "registered" button can be used to send registered electronic messages. Users selecting this option can send encrypted e-mails, and receive as official confirmation of delivery and receipt a PDF signed by Swiss Post. Electronic registration costs CHF 2 per mail. Regular users, however, can benefit from special discounts. Once the add-on has been downloaded, users must open an IncaMail account in order to access IncaMail. Any costs incurred will then be booked directly to that account. By including these two additional mailing alternatives in Outlook, Swiss Post has made IncaMail considerably more user-friendly for its customers. The new service is aimed at both business and private customers.
Established Swiss Post service
IncaMail, Swiss Post's secure electronic communication service, has already been well received by the public. The Swiss Bar Association (SAV) recommends IncaMail to its members for the secure mailing of legal documents, and the Swiss Federal Court now accepts petitions from lawyers via IncaMail. Furthermore, IncaMail is also widely used in the business world. The business software provider Abacus has integrated IncaMail into its solutions, enabling businesses to communicate with each other via this secure route.
The add-on will be available as of next week.