This is not about comparing existing methods aimed to certify –or register– emails, but about comparing the features and pricing of several products on offer.
eEvidence it’s based on a patent pending methodology, as it is in many ways unique. This makes it difficult to determine whom can we compare our product with. Nevertheless, in spite of their totally different approach, we have reviewed some relevant products in order to get a clear idea of what each has to offer.
1. What about the cost of registering an email
Plans from one product to another differ greatly, making it hard to compare these side-by-side. We can, however, compare the cost for a given scenario and see how these compare. So, how much does it cost to certify 1,000 emails?
|eevid.com||49€ for unlimited users|
|lleida.net||Starting at 1€ per email|
|rpost.com||160€ for single users|
|mailcertificado.com||1,210€, lasting 190 days only|
|confirmsign.com||495€, limited to 500 MB a year|
|logalty.com||Starting at 6€ per email|
|notificados.com||5.23€ per email|
|evicertia.com||Starting at 5€ per email|
2. Is the product cost-effective at massive scale
By massive we are not referring to thousands of emails, but to millions. In compliance scenarios, for instance, companies are in need of better and more secure ways to communicate with others. Can this be achieved at a reasonable cost?
|eevid.com||Yes, for as low as 0.005 euro per email|
3. How are emails supposed to be sent.
When looking for email certification products, a common question is how are we supposed to send our emails. Can we send it as we normally do, from our email system or service, or do we need to use a third party platform to compose it and ultimately send it? The fewer the changes, the better.
|eevid.com||From your current email system or service|
|lleida.net||From your current email system or service with the provider on copy|
|rpost.com||From their platoform or by means of a plugin from your current email client|
|mailcertificado.com||From their platform|
|confirmsign.com||From their platform|
|logalty.com||From their platform|
|notificados.com||From their platform|
|evicertia.com||From their platoform or by means of a plugin from your current email client|
4. What do recipients actually receive.
When registering emails sent to others, we must consider how unobtrusive the registration process is. Do we want the recipient to know about it? So, what do recipients actually receive from you?
|eevid.com||A regular email sent by you with no indication about the registration process|
|lleida.net||A regular email from you and a second email from the provider with an indication about the registration process|
|rpost.com||An email from you with a default indication about the registration process|
|mailcertificado.com||An email notice from the provider with a link to retrieve the message from their website|
|confirmsign.com||An email notice from the provider with a link to retrieve the message from their website|
|logalty.com||An email notice from the provider with a link to retrieve the message from their website|
|notificados.com||An email notice from the provider with a link to retrieve the message from their website|
|evicertia.com||An email from the provider|
5. What are the email size limitations
When registering for an email related product or service, it is important to find out whether there are any limitations that may cause inconvenience. For instance, the limit on the size of an email message could be extremely relevant. With today’s bandwidth capabilities, anyone would agree that some limits would be simply unacceptable.
|eevid.com||50 MB each|
|lleida.net||5 MB each|
|rpost.com||25 MB each|
|mailcertificado.com||6 MB each|
|confirmsign.com||3 MB each (monthly bandwidth limits apply)|
|notificados.com||4 MB each|
6. How long is the digital evidence available
Digital evidences often last just a few years, specifically as long as the digital certificate in which they are based remains valid and unexpired. How long will the evidence you are paying for be valid is something you need to know in advance.
|eevid.com||Forever, at no additional cost|
|rpost.com||Doesn’t say. A fee applies for decrypting a receipt.|
7. Are there free plans available
Beyond free trials and demos, the question here is simple: can you register to use the product forever for free? In other words, are the products based on a freemium business model?
|eevid.com||Free up to 25 emails a year|
|rpost.com||Free up 5 emails a month|
|logalty.com||Doesn’t seem like|
8. Do recipients know about it
Letting others know that you are registering the emails you send them may not always be seen in a good light. Are you registering your emails because you distrust them? If not, why? Some products require the recipient to intervene, whilst others don’t even need them to know about it. It’s up to you to decide what suits you best.
|eevid.com||Doesn’t require the recipient to know or intervene|
|lleida.net||Yes, the recipients receive two emails|
|rpost.com||Up to the sender|
|mailcertificado.com||Action from the recipient is mandatory|
|confirmsign.com||Action from the recipient is mandatory|
|logalty.com||Action from the recipient is mandatory|
|notificados.com||Action from the recipient is mandatory|
|evicertia.com||Yes, the email has an indication about the process|
9. Are there any other relevant features
Attempting to compare products based on all available features has proven to be a nightmare, mainly because there are almost no features in common. Moreover, most product descriptions are really complex and even unclear on what each plan does or does not include. Focusing on the essentials, we believe there’s only one feature that is worth comparing: do the products include storage of the emails and certification files?
|eevid.com||Unlimited storage of all emails and files, forever|
|lleida.net||Yes, for a limited time|
|mailcertificado.com||Yes (no additional details)|
|confirmsign.com||Yes (no additional details)|
|logalty.com||Yes (no additional details)|
|notificados.com||Yes (no additional details)|
|evicertia.com||Yes (no additional details)|
10. Is the product suitable for software integration
The need to generate digital evidences of what is sent via email is usually greater within organizations than for an individual. There are countless business processes that include email communication of sensitive information, all based on enterprise software solutions. How suitable is each product in terms of software integration?
|eevid.com||Straightforward, fully based on standards|
|lleida.net||Available API (no additional details)|
|rpost.com||Requires server based solution|
|mailcertificado.com||Based on web services (no additional details)|
This comparison analysis is based on public information available to date on each product website. We have tried hard to be as objective and fair as possible in interpreting this information. Any errors contained in this entry are not intentional and will be immediately ammended if we are provided further information. If you are aware of any email registration product and would like to have it listed here, please tell us about.