Where’s the Fax? SettlementRoom Adopts RPost’s Registered E-Mail Service

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Agents and brokers who have been relying on marked up faxes to negotiate their deals now have a much easier, more secure, legally binding – and paperless – alternative. Thanks to the recent agreement between RPost® (http://www.rpost.com) and SettlementRoom, RPost's Registered E-mail service is now embedded into the SettlementRoom listing and transaction management platform, giving SettlementRoom's 80,000 registered users the ability to track, record, and verify the content of their emails.

Agents and brokers who have been relying on marked up faxes to negotiate their deals now have a much easier, more secure, legally binding – and paperless – alternative. Thanks to the recent agreement between RPost® (http://www.rpost.com) and SettlementRoom, RPost's Registered E-mail service is now embedded into the SettlementRoom listing and transaction management platform, giving SettlementRoom's 80,000 registered users the ability to track, record, and verify the content of their emails.

By combining RPost's Registered E-mail® services into the SettlementRoom transaction management platform, agents, brokers, title companies, lenders, and builders can now conduct business by e-mail and retain a verifiable and legally valid Registered E-mail record of their correspondence.

According to Zafar Khan, CEO of RPost, "Once people start using email for serious negotiations and confirmations, which most of us do even without realizing it, it's just a matter of time before one ends up in a dispute about the content of an important email, or whether or not the email was ever sent at all. With the Registered Email service, the sender gets a receipt that can later be used to legally verify the content and time sent and received for any email. It's inexpensive, and the integration with SettlementRoom is seamless."

Jonathan Cutler, President of SettlementRoom, adds, "Thousands of our clients are trying to move toward paperless offices, and surely the first step is to reduce use of the fax machine. With the Registered Email service, many of the faxes we normally send become unnecessary, saving time spent standing at the fax machine, and reducing the need for filing, storage, toner, and so many other associated costs."

The facts are that in the case of a dispute over content, timing, sending or receiving of an e-mail, the archiving of that e-mail in electronic or printed form provides very little protection after the fact. With two clicks of the mouse, the recipient (or sender) could change anything in a standard e-mail and claim it to be the original e-mail. They can also easily delete an email and claim it was never received. The Registered E-mail® service by RPost provides the sender with legally valid evidence of time and content, sent, and received, for any Internet e-mail.

"Registered E-mail® messages hold far greater evidential weight than traditional mail, courier, fax, or e-mail, and therefore, should provide the sender with protection that will stand up to scrutiny in a dispute resolution situation. Registered E-mail would provide the sender the upper hand in any legal discovery disputes," states Judge Dana Senit Henry (ret.). "From the perspective of a mediator, arbitrator, or judicial officer, one looks first at the evidentiary value of what is submitted in gauging its trustworthiness. Evidential weight is about reducing uncertainty surrounding the evidence. The party with the greater evidential weight will win in most cases, or at least mitigate its liability."

About SettlementRoom

SettlementRoom is web-based listing and transaction management software for the real estate industry, serving agents, brokers, multi-office agencies, title companies, lenders, and builders, with over 80,000 registered users nationwide. It is best known for its extensive capabilities, ease of use and affordability. For more information about SettlementRoom and its products, visit http://www.settlementroom.com, or call 888-661-6600.

About RPost

RPost® (http://www.rpost.com), the de-facto global standard for accountability in e-mail, offers Registered E-mail® services that provide the sender with legal and verifiable evidence of the content and time any e-mail has been sent and received by anyone, anywhere in the world. RPost® lets the sender do more, better, faster, and at lower cost, with simple-to-use functionality. The RPost® software and systems are used daily by government, enterprise, as well as small business users and have twenty patents that are pending with two issued, covering thirty-nine countries.

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