La Posta Elettronica Certificata - Italian Certified Electronic Mail
RFC 6109

 
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       C. Petrucci
Request for Comments: 6109                                       DigitPA
Category: Informational                                        F. Gennai
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                A. Shahin
                                                                ISTI-CNR
                                                          A. Vinciarelli
                                                              April 2011

  La Posta Elettronica Certificata - Italian Certified Electronic Mail

Abstract

   Since 1997, the Italian laws have recognized electronic delivery
   systems as legally usable.  In 2005, after two years of technical
   tests, the characteristics of an official electronic delivery
   service, named certified electronic mail (in Italian "Posta
   Elettronica Certificata") were defined, giving the system legal
   standing.

   The design of the entire system was carried out by the National
   Center for Informatics in the Public Administration of Italy
   (DigitPA), followed by efforts for the implementation and testing of
   the service.  The DigitPA has given the Italian National Research
   Council (CNR), and in particular the Institute of Information Science
   and Technologies at the CNR (ISTI), the task of running tests on
   providers of the service to guarantee the correct implementation and
   interoperability.  This document describes the certified email system
   adopted in Italy.  It represents the system as it is at the moment of
   writing, following the technical regulations that were written based
   upon the Italian Law DPR.  November 2, 2005.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It has been approved for publication by the Internet
   Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents approved by the
   IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section
   2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6109.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................5
      1.1. Scope ......................................................5
      1.2. Notational Conventions .....................................6
           1.2.1. Requirement Conventions .............................6
           1.2.2. Acronyms ............................................6
           1.2.3. Terminology and Definitions .........................7
   2. PEC Model .......................................................8
      2.1. System-Generated Messages ..................................8
           2.1.1. Message Types ......................................10
      2.2. Basic Structure ...........................................12
           2.2.1. Access Point .......................................12
           2.2.2. Incoming Point .....................................14
           2.2.3. Delivery Point .....................................16
           2.2.4. Storage ............................................17
           2.2.5. Provider Service Mailbox ...........................17
           2.2.6. Provider Service Email Address .....................17
      2.3. Log .......................................................17
   3. Message Processing .............................................18
      3.1. Access Point ..............................................18
           3.1.1. Formal Checks on Messages ..........................18
           3.1.2. Non-Acceptance PEC Notification Due to
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