PEC: what is it, why should you need a PEC address, and how to get one

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  1. I had no idea of the PEC account system and was struggling to pay my water bills. David has made this process so simple and transparent, giving me clear instructions and guidance. I am delighted that i can now manage my own water bills using this system, it is so more secure and reliable.
    Many thanks to #David for his considerate and informed advise…and his patience.

    • David

      Hi Nick,
      Thank you for your nice comment.

      I’m happy to read that your pec address makes it easier for you to pay your bills. A pec address is very useful indeed.

      Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you.

      Regards,
      David

  2. As a non-resident seeking dual citizenship, I had not heard of a PEC account or why I would need one. David clearly explained the important reasons why and then set me up with a new PEC email address. The process was quick, easy, and professional. I intend to use David’s services for all things Italian as I become an Italian citizen. It is very comforting to know that I have David and his expertise to help me navigate Italian government processes and other matters of Italian citizenship with which I have no familiarity. We’ve all heard of the difficulties and delays in working with the Italian authorities, and its great to have David on my side helping me with such matters. Thanks, David!

    • David

      Dear John,
      Thank you for your very nice comment.

      It only took a few days to open your pec account.

      Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you.

      I look forward to hearing from you.
      David.

  3. For non-resident requiring PEC email account I found David help and assistance invaluable.
    Process with David was smooth and straigthforward.
    Thank’s a lot David I can now continue with my neccessary actions where I need PEC email account.

  4. Could we send to a PEC Email using any other email Provider
    abc.gmail.com to abc.pec.it -> Could we do that ?
    Also could we use a third party provider like mailchimp or mailgun to send such emails to PEC emails

    • David

      Dear Abhishek,
      In order for your message to have legal value, you will need to send a PEC message from your Italian PEC address to another Italian PEC address (Italian public administration, citizens, private companies etc.), so not from a gmail account for example.

  5. David was extremely efficient and helpful to create the PEC account for our company in Switzerland. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Rolf Keller

    • David

      Dear Rolf,
      Thank you for your kind comment.

      Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you (for example if you need assistance with the digital signature).

      Regards,
      David.

  6. Hi. How many characters could a PEC address have ? We are getting ready to store the PEC address in our systems if required and want to know the max number of characters it could be . Is there a limit ?

    • David

      I am not sure I understood your question and case (number of characters? store a pec address in a system?).
      A pec address generally reflects the name of the person or of the company that “owns” it. However, if you have a technical question you should ask your provider to be sure that you get the exact answer you need.

      Thank you

  7. I am Fanny from china, I contact with David last friday to decide apply a pec mail, sumbit document this monday. Today is Wednesday, i already go my pec mail, so efficient!He is always ready to help,Thanks.

    • David

      Hi Fanny,
      Thank you for your nice comment.

      Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you.

      Regards,
      David.

  8. I need to apply a post – postdoctoral program in Italy
    i have to send my application to chimind.dipartimento@pec.unibo.it
    i can only send my application using certified email (PEC in Italy)
    I am from india.
    How can i create such account? which agent provides free or low cost of such services?
    Kindly reply me

  9. I am from India, Can i oper PEC account? I am not Italian, I am nowhere connected with Italy.
    I need to send an application for my postdoctoral study.

    • David

      Dear Vijaya,
      Please confirm that you have received my emails.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Thank you,
      David.

  10. David was very helpful & provided step by step assistance to obtain a PEc account in a short period of time. I would highly recommend him

  11. I am wondering if I can send an e-mail from my regular gmail account to a PEC e-mail. I know it will not be equivalent to a registered letter, but is it going to be at least delivered? possibly read? Or only PEC e-mail can write to PEC e-mail? Thanks a lot.

    • David

      Luiz,
      It depends on the recipient. It is not 100% guaranteed that the recipient will actually receive it because he/she could activate an option that prevents the system from receiving ordinary emails.

      Regards.

  12. Posta elettronica certificata per Bulgaria.

  13. Ciao,
    Vorrei acquistare una posta PEC certificata, la mia azienda è registrata con IVA in Bulgaria, sono anche un cittadino bulgaro e non ho un indirizzo registrato in Italia. Possiedo un’azienda di trasporti che lavora principalmente con l’Italia e chiedo assistenza per l’acquisto di PEC.

    • David

      Gentile Milena,
      Le abbiamo inviato la nostra risposta questa mattina alle ore 11.20 ma il suo indirizzo email non risulta corretto. Le chiediamo cortesemente di inviarci una nuova richiesta questa volta con un indirizzo email corretto dove poterle rispondere. Le risponderemo quanto prima indicandole come può fare per aprire una casella pec a nome della sua azienda.

      Le consiglio di inviarci la richiesta velocemente.

      Saluti.

  14. Goodafternoon,

    we´re new in Italy and so we´re getting to know the country and all the rules. Finally we´re able to receive e/mails in PEC (since we have a Partita IVa etc,.). But now we’re not able to read the attachments… we will need a download for that. That’s fine, but we don’t know wich program to download…
    Can you help us?

  15. Hi,

    I found the information very useful and really appreciate your efforts. Besides, I am applying for a postdoc position at an Italian University and need to send the information through an Italian certified email address. However, I tried creating one such account and was unsuccessful. In this regard, kindly seek your assistance in finding an appropriate solution at the earliest.

    Best regards,
    Vinay

    • David

      Dear Vinay,
      Please confirm that you have received my email.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Thank you,
      D.

  16. Hi David,

    Very useful information here re PEC, thank you so much!
    Just subscribed to your Newsletter.
    Can you please tell me what a Codice Destinatario is please and it’s significance?

    Regards,
    Stew.

    • David

      Dear Stewart,
      From January 1, 2019, invoices will have to be issued in electronic format (e-invoices), except in certain specific cases. The “codice destinatario” or “codice univoco” is a seven-digit alphanumeric code that is needed for receiving and sending electronic invoices through the Sistema di Interscambio dell’Agenzia delle Entrate (Inland Revenue’s Interchange System). In order to obtain the codice univoco, the interested party must register with the Revenue Agency or purchase the services offered by an intermediary.

      Regards,
      D.

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