Deutsche Post: Post and 1&1 letters to terminate in advance by E-Mail

Deutsche Post can privately notify customers in advance via E-Mail, which programmes will be put in correspondence in the course of the day. The new Service lau

Deutsche Post: Post and 1&1 letters to terminate in advance by E-Mail

Deutsche Post can privately notify customers in advance via E-Mail, which programmes will be put in correspondence in the course of the day. The new Service launched by the Deutsche Post DHL Group, in cooperation with the Internet-group 1&1 for holders of an E-Mail account in the 1&1 services, GMX and web.de . It is sent in an E-Mail a photo of the envelope. The service is free of charge and 34 million users of the 1&1 service is theoretically available.

In the context of the automated processing of around 55 million letters are collected every day so far of cameras in the sorting facilities of the Post and the photos are then evaluated. When customers register for the service, and forwards the Post-the photo of the envelope to the recipient in advance.

privacy questions were clarified

"the photos of The letter mail arise, automated, in compliance with the German data protection and security standards in the highly modern sorting centres of Deutsche Post," said a spokesman. Through the Making of recordings of the shipment will not be delayed. "The letters remain in the sorting process and be delivered as usual to the home address of the recipient." The entire data processing chain has met the requirements of the European data protection regulation, and was voted officer of the data protection.

to receive In the coming year, users of web.de and GMX are to receive in addition to the possibility of including digital copies of the letter content by secure E-Mail. Incoming letters already on the PC or on the Smartphone to read before they are physically placed in the letter boxes. First of all, the service is available for letters of senders, the set of the content parallel to digital available. To do this, the user must explicitly give their consent. For the protection of the content can be protected on request with the tried-and-tested encryption methods PGP.

For the Deutsche Post DHL Group is the announcement of service is a part of a comprehensive digitisation strategy. This also includes systems which can be used to inform recipients of packages, more precisely, over a time window, when a packet arrives include. In addition, the Post aims to enable a shipment tracking on the Internet for ordinary letters. These stamps are to be introduced, which are provided with a serial number in the Form of a rectangular block of graphics ("matrix code").

The Tracking of the letters with a matrix of the code, however, this is only the place of departure and input to sorting. Who wants to know exactly when a letter recipient has arrived, you must choose a registered mail or an Express shipment. The Post protect yourself with the new stamps against counterfeiting and unauthorized reuse of postage stamps.

Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 21:19

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