SOURCE: RPost

RPost

September 21, 2009 06:00 ET

RPost Sues Goodmail Over Certified Email

Other Parties May Be Named in Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - RPost®, the global pioneer in e-mail delivery proof services with its flagship Registered E-mail® technology, today announced that it has brought suit against Goodmail Systems for infringement of RPost patents. The RPost suit is targeted at Goodmail's Certified E-mail "Paper Suppression" service. RPost has asked the US Federal Court to issue an injunction to prevent further damages.

"Basically Goodmail started up as a way for marketers to buy their way past the spam filters of cooperating ISPs," says Zafar Khan, RPost CEO. "Like many people in the industry, we didn't like that because it essentially creates a two-tiered e-mail system: one for paying spammers and another for everybody else. But if e-mail providers want to let corporate spammers into their users' mailboxes, that is between them and their users. However, with the introduction of their Paper Suppression service, Goodmail crossed a line."

Goodmail Paper Suppression claims to allow users to prove the delivery and content of their messages.

"Clearly Goodmail looked at RPost and saw that there is an enormous market for serious businesses that need to have irrefutable proof for the delivery of important documents and they decided to go after that. But," says Khan, "that is our turf and we mean to protect it."

RPost's core Registered E-mail® provides the sender with legally valid and court admissible evidence that proves delivery and content for e-mail.

RPost's 24 patents granted worldwide have priority over technology dating back to 1996. These patents broadly cover the technologies of verifiable proof for e-mail delivery and value-added outbound e-mail processing. RPost patents have been granted in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States; with numerous additional patents pending. RPost's federally registered trademarks include 'Registered E-mail®' and 'Legal Proof®' among others.

The RPost Goodmail suit may expand to include other parties. "We believe that further discovery may show that Goodmail's partners are not only using an infringing service but are using Goodmail technology in ways that make them collaborators in that infringement." Goodmail's partners include AOL, Comcast, Telus, Verizon, BT Communications, RoadRunner Online and Yahoo!, among others.

About RPost:

RPost has set the global standard for Legal Proof® in Internet e-mail with its core Registered E-mail® proof of legal delivery, eSignOff® electronic signature and contracting services, and SecuRmail™ HIPAA compliant end-to-end e-mail encryption services. RPost services permit the sender to prove, sign, secure, record, and collaborate with less cost, time, paper and risk. Available in eight languages and for all e-mail platforms, RPost's Registered E-mail® services have been granted 24 patents, have been used daily by the United States Government since 2003, and have been endorsed and marketed by most of the influential bar associations in the United States, including the bars of New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Los Angeles, RPost has offices worldwide. For more information about RPost, please visit www.rpost.com.

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