The other day I watched another lawyer claim in open court that he hadn’t been served with something that was hand-delivered to him. I thought to myself that it would be cool if proper service were allowed by electronic mail and then you could track the delivery and verify its receipt. Usually, the mere fact that the E-mail didn’t bounce back is a good indication that the recipient got the email. But nowadays we have spam filters acting as network border guards, so the old “I didn’t get the email” excuse is still a viable one.
But what if you could truly verify that not only did someone get the email, but you could tell exactly when they read it? Well, you can if you use a service called DidTheyREADit? You can try the service out for free 10 times by registering online. If you want to pay for the service it costs $49.99/yr. It’s not infallible, but the company touts a 98% effectiveness rate. For an explanation of how it works and the basic FAQ click here.