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April 17, 2006

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How Ludicrous! Just how can the courts prove that the recipient even received the email?

There is NO TRACKING SOFTWARE that can verify if I received that email and read it, contrary to what E.S. says above.

Enrico makes a good point. One such "tracking software" can be found at www.rpost.com. Their "Registered e-mail" provides a "Registered Receipt" that is considered to be legally verifiable and admissible email evidence, and an acceptable form of notice as defined by regulators.

Service of process by email is typically not allowed unless the court authorizes alternative service once common service methods have failed. You do need to show by affidavit or otherwise that the email address is valid and live. You also need to show that the email is received using various tracking software which will show location of email recipient, time opened, whether forwarded and to whom.

Just came across this guy - www.offinia.com - listing valid ways to get out of jury duty. It might be "unconstitutional" but it can't help to know!! ;-)

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